A Taste of Retail

Over the spring and summer of 2017, I did rounds at various weekend markets, such as the Georgetown Sunday market and the Chantilly Big Flea. It was hard work, with early mornings, lugging around a canopy, weights, display tables, chair and inventory. Outdoor markets are a particular challenge as you are subject to the elements - a little wind can knock over your merchandise, and the weather is a factor that can make or break your sales. Indoor markets on the other hand are way more comfortable, but the market fees are more expensive - which cuts into your margins. Nonetheless, I persevered with whatever opportunities I could manage, because it's part of growing a business. And then...one fa