When BER months enter the scene, most entrepreneurs are getting all excited because it’s the bazaar season once again. Its the time of the year when people are on a shopping and spending roll so that means more income for bazaaristas. I, for one, is an avid fan of bazaars, especially the World Bazaar Festival at the World Trade Center. It’s a big week-long bazaar with plenty of concessionaires, bazaar-goers flock to this bazaar every year to shop for gifts and personal items. Aside from the unique merchandise offered at bazaars, what I also consider when going to a bazaar is the organization, safety and crowd control inside the area. Things can get chaotic in there especially during weekends so some barricades were put up by the bazaar organizers to ensure the safety of shoppers and concessionaires.
I’m not only a bazaar shopper but I was a consignor at the Noel Bazaar also held at the World Trade Center 2 years ago. It was a short stint for additional exposure to my online shop but seeing my merchandise admired by other people and earned a decent profit from a week-long event had me beaming with joy. Last year, my officemate-slash-entrepreneur friend suggested we should join bazaars but I was really hesitant then because I’m not prepared with the bazaar materials needed. Of course, I wanted to make my booth look nice and inviting too, I wanted to make my space orderly like putting up stanchions and velvet rope and make use of the small space as much as possible.
This year, I hope that I will be braver to take risks and push my entrepreneurial skills to the next level. Well, if not, I will always be a bazaar shopper. So watch out for my list of bazaars this Christmas season.