In 2017, 67 Tradeshow Bootcamp Alumni and Speakers exhibited at the National Stationery Show. 42 of these exhibitors provided responses to our fifth annual TSBC NSS survey
Respondents shared private information about their business’ sales, expenses and revenues in an effort to help our TSBC community make better decisions.
This 27 page report includes:
This is a gold mine of information that I wish I had when I first exhibited 9 years ago.
If you're considering exhibiting at NSS, this report will:
If you exhibited at NSS this year, this report will:
At TSBC we believe in paying it forward, we believe in sharing information so that all of our businesses grow stronger and we strive to build profitable, sustainable businesses.
Enjoy this report that includes data from the last 5 surveys!
Thank you to the 42 alums that participated and shared their numbers, comments and lessons learned. You are amazing and congrats on all your hard work & success.
I started TSBC in 2011 as way to connect with and help other stationery brands. I was three years into running Kelp Designs and was struggling with what I wanted out of my business.
I was doing custom work, selling through my online shop and I was placing most of my time and energy growing my wholesale accounts. Oh, and I had a day job and a couple of kids. No biggie. ;)
Like most of us, I was learning as I went, googling the heck out of things and making mistakes. A lot of mistakes, if I'm being honest.
Running a business is hard. And, even though I had a background in business and my company was growing, something was missing.
I craved community.
I wanted colleagues I could bounce ideas off of, share resources with and high five when things went well!
TSBC was created to lift up our industry, to share our collective knowledge for our collective gain.
In the last 7 years, we've worked with more than 800 independent product based businesses, helping them build profitable, sustainable businesses.
Even if you’re a one person shop, you don’t need to go it alone. We’re here to help you grow, succeed and avoid the mistakes we made growing our businesses.
We believe in collaboration over competition, that together we can accomplish more and that WE set the rules for our businesses.
If you have any questions, please email me at email@example.com