Episode 013 - Strategies to deal with competition

So a new vendor has moved in and you are freaking out because you think they are going to steal your business? Or maybe you are the new vendor and you want to make sure you make a good impression on your first market day? No matter what, all of us have experience that gut wrenching feeling when we see another vendor with what looks like the same products. Ugh, it sucks. So what can you do to make sure the stress you feel isn’t going to be a weekly event? 

Listen to the questions you can ask while filling out your application to make sure you are the only vendor with your style of product. And if you’re not find out great strategies to set yourself apart from your competition. You will find out that in the end they really don’t have the same product after all and competition can be healthy. 

P.S. I also have some tips so that you can crush your competition with a smile. 

Indiana FM point system - https://bloomington.in.gov/sites/default/files/2017-04/vendor_handbook.pdf  

 As always, I invite you to follow our Facebook page and join the Farmers Market Vendor Handbook Group. It’s a great resource and will be even better if you join the conversation. 


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