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Assume Positive Intent

Kristine Spengler Creative Startups makers and sourcing

Assume Positive Intent

The job of each of us participating in the maker community is to find our own unique voice and put out into the world the things that are uniquely our own. Don't worry about what the person or business next to you is doing. Instead seek to empower your own gift and assume positive intent.

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Second Handmade Tucson event: Rescheduled (date to be determined)

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Second Handmade Tucson event: Rescheduled (date to be determined)

Saguaro Market will be hosting our second Handmade Tucson event TBD. The primary objective of the Handmade Tucson event is to share with local makers the purchasing trends we're seeing and customer feedback we're hearing during our markets. Secondary goals include sharing success stories, gathering and socializing with like minded locals, uncovering collaboration opportunities, and this month we're adding a facilitated design session during which we'll collectively determine action items for building a more prosperous creative economy. The agenda is as follows: 5:30-6Gather, Gab, & Get Settled6:00-6:30 Presentation: Saguaro Market Sales Trends & Developments Local Maker Success Stories 6:30-8:00Group Activity: Creating a...

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A Recap of the Handmade Tucson Event

Kristine Spengler Creative Startups makers and sourcing

A Recap of the Handmade Tucson Event

On February 23 makers and small business owners from Tucson gathered at Saguaro Market for a reception to celebrate the important relationship between Tucson makers and the overall success of Saguaro Market. My goal in hosting this event was to: share how Saguaro Market came to be talk a bit about what I've learned in the 4-months we've been open preview some of the events & collaboration opportunities that we'll be officially announcing later this month Here's a bit more on some of the items I covered: Saguaro Market history Saguaro Market came about organically through a lifetime of daydreaming and...

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Selling Wholesale - what does it mean?

Kristine Spengler Creative Startups makers and sourcing

Selling Wholesale - what does it mean?

Makers that sell wholesale typically discount their product for retailers and have minimum order amounts. Etsy Wholesale, for example, requires makers to discount their retail prices by a minimum of 50% and allows the maker to determine his/her own minimum dollar &/or item quantities. So what does this look like for you? You'll cut your prices by x% and require that the retailer meet a minimum purchase order of $x. This means that a shop owner has to spend at least $x to get the benefit of the decreased wholesale prices.  Why would you want to cut your prices? The...

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