Wait! It’s January and business as usual already! That peaceful dreamy holiday respite is long gone and it is work mode. (Ok, I have amnesia, holidays are rarely peaceful and dreamy.)
Show season has officially started and I’m Atlanta bound to exhibit Carpe Diem Papers at Atlanta AmericasMart. This is the time of year I’m in taxis, ubers, airports, shuttles, escalators, elevators and on foot running from gate to gate. The glamour of it all!!
This is the less adorable side of small business and exhibiting your wares But it’s also the critical part of keeping a small business thriving and travel woes aside, it is the heart of the business. People, customers, trade show friends, connections, old and new, face to face contact, a hello, a hug, all of it. It’s what keeps me going, it’s what keeps most of my entrepreneurial friends going. And I enjoy it! I love my customers, I love who I work with and it’s a funny summer camp-esque reunion with my trade show family.
So here I go, setting sail, proverbially, into the show season optimistic, handfuls of vitamin C and excited to start the year!
P.S. If you’re in Atlanta, I’m in High Design, Building 2, Floor 1, Booth 429 (exhibiting with friends elizabethW)