Cinnamon and Spice participated in the 9th annual W.O.M.E.N.'s expo in Fayetteville, North Carolina this past Friday and Saturday. What a rewarding experience! Not only did we receive positive feedback on our work, we were able to network and exchange ideas with both novice and seasoned business owners. The exchange of information and education we received from this event were invaluable. We embraced new ideas on enhancing displays (as you can see from our photos), marketing, and best practices. We put the fresh ideas into play immediately. We spruced up our display by adding rich fabric with staging underneath. We introduced a number of paperbag and fabric scrapbooks, tins, picture frames, new selections from our vintage card line, mini pillow kids, and crocheted rings. One of our most exciting moments was the sell of our hot new items...paperbag scrapbooks and minipillow kids! Everyone involved in this event benefited in a BIG way. I would suggest that every entrepreneur take advantage of similar events. We met new friends at this event, too many to name them all. These are just a few of the folks we'd like to thank for their support:
http://www.mommymafia2008.etsy.com/ , This shop features boutique styled items such as dresses, tutu's, purses and other gifts for your bambino's. Mommy Mafia also welcomes custom orders. What a delightful shop .
http://www.coxgallery.com/, The sensational artwork of Ms. Barbara Cox is featured at this site. Her online gallery is filled with awe inspiring pieces. Her insight and creativity are absolutely amazing.
http://www.godshandiworks.com/, Kudos to God's Handiworks! This site features handcrafted items from all over the world. They feature baskets, candles, crosses, houseware, jewelry, and many other items.
http://www.giftsforallnc.com/, Beautiful work here. This site embraces the custom aspect of gift giving. You will find diaper cakes, announcements and cards, gift baskets and candles. They also offer delivery to one of the local hospitals in the Fayetteville, NC area.
And last but definately not least the Custom Edge Inc, Offers amazing decorative curbing and hardscapes in the Fayetteville, NC area. This company is unique in the sense of the creative designs they offer not to mention their custom service approach.
This is Spice...signing out ....thanks again to all of our new friends including those at http://www.colormeangel.com/, who organized the EXPO!