Attending a trade show is a great way to scope out ideas and marketing strategies. For example, if you make jewelry or any other handcrafted item from a birdhouse to vests for pets, consider dropping in on a local craft and gift trade show. Call the convention centers in your area or go online to find upcoming shows. Buyers come from all around and purchase the items in bulk. See how entrepreneurs are selling their wares at these venues.
The Brooklyn Park 23rd Annual Spring and Gift Show, for example, takes place April 7 at the Brooklyn Armory. Find shows in your region and go!