Maker Faire – DTLA Library Dec 3, 2016

Los Angeles Public Library Maker Faire Saturday, December 3, 2016 from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM (PST)

How it went:
Cost of space $0.00! Parking with validation $1

I decided to attend the Maker Faire to promote our DIY blog HowToEngineering.com

We have many items we made on the website that we had around the house, so we were able to bring them and show people! There were over 600 people there in the few hours we were there. This is a lot of free promotion for my company, I handed out almost all my fliers and over half my business cards!

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Swap meet 2: Glendale College

Our second swap meet – Glendale College Nov 20, 2016

how it went:
Cost for space $35 (With coupon)

It went OK. Right after we setup the rain started. The rain was on and off all day and not too many customers. We made one sale that really saved our day, before that we would not have broken even.

I know this parking lot is sloped on a hill. I came prepared with 2×4 wood pieces that I used to level the tables. I bet we were the only ones there that thought of that on their first time! Continue reading “Swap meet 2: Glendale College”

Swap meet 1: Pasadena College

Our first swap meet Pasadena College Nov 6, 2016

How it went:
Cost of space $120 (WOW so much!!!)

It went OK. With the support of friends and family we were able to barely profit here.
Maybe it was the time change (daylight savings time) or maybe the cold weather or the location of our booth (we were over a football field from the public parking lot).
I am happy we went and had this opportunity to learn.

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INTRO – Starting new business BLOG

We started HowToEngineering.com August 2015 to show our projects and how we made them. Then in August 2016 we decided to expand our business and start to sell things. Some things we make, other things people give us to sell.

We want to use this new Blog to explain our business story, our experiences, what we learn, how we started, etc.

We will be writing posts showing the business side of the company, and behind the scenes details of our company.


Start resell business:

Starting a Swap meet / Flea Market Business

Starting a Swap meet business

Buying at Thrift stores for Resale

Resell business updates

 


Swap Meets:

Swap Meet 1 Pasadena College

Swap Meet 2 Glendale College

Swap Meet 3 Glendale College

Swap meet 4 LAST EVER Glendale college Swap meet