Three Easy Ways to Increase Online Sales

We’ve been working with the members of our Growth Quarters recently to help them find ways to selling more online in between markets. We found that reducing online shopping cart abandonment is one of the most important things you can do to make sure your sales are on the rise.   While setting up a good online shop and having enough products...

My top 10 tips for selling more at markets

Getting to market day is a lot of work - so let’s see how we can make it even more worthwhile with these tips for selling more at markets.   1. Be welcoming Don’t be the stallholder sitting at the back of your stall busy on your phone! Stand up, smile at approaching customers and engage with them. Connect with...


What are Instagram Stories and why should you use them?

Those circles at the top of your Instagram feed are full of fun - Instagram Stories fun! If you haven’t explored them yet, or if you enjoy watching other people’s Stories but haven’t tried yourself yet, read on and see why Instagram Stories might be a great addition to your social media strategy.   What are Instagram Stories like?  ...


How can I get regular social media content?

One of the best ways you can improve your engagement on social media is that boring but essential trait: being consistent!  You can have amazing posts on Facebook or other social media platforms but if you only post there once every week or two then the chances are really high that nobody’s going to see it.   How can you...

How to use a social media template to plan your posts

We all know that posting regularly and consistently on your social media platforms is a great way to grow your following and increase your sales. But it’s hard to fit in regular Facebook, Instagram and blog posts while you’re busy making products, planning market days, doing your bookkeeping and all the other tasks that go to running a small business....


How to work with a social media influencer

Working with a social media influencer - someone with a big Instagram or Facebook following, for example - can be amazing, and lead to heaps of product sales - or it can lead to nothing. It’s a brave new world and if you are considering working with an influencer to increase your sales, then you want to go into it...

Top 10 tips when applying for markets

Here are our top 10 tips when applying for markets: 1. Read all the application information thoroughly. 2. Follow the registration or application process. 3. Be clear and concise in answering the questions and don’t include information that isn’t relevant. Make sure you answer all the questions so that the organiser has all the information to assess your application – what, why,...