Step 17: Manage Expectations
Expect Mishaps: There are a lot of moving parts to vending, so don’t get derailed if something goes wrong, or you forget something. Improvise and keep moving.
Keep Expectations Low: To avoid disappointment, set your sales goal to cover your expenses. Everything is gravy after that. You never know how sales will go, so go easy on yourself. At the end of the day, you will have gained more experience regardless of sales.
Learn What You Can: Observe other booths for ideas, ask other vendors, questions, take notes and photos. Get to know other vendors to network with. Offer help if your neighbor needs an extra hand, they will do the same for you.
Enjoy the Experience: If you are new to vending, just focus on the experience. Bottom line, make it fun and enjoy yourself.