This ticket is to purchase a marketplace table at the Torah Sisters Retreat December 9-11, Grass Lake, Michigan.
I LOVE helping women succeed in business, so I’m thrilled to offer you the chance to sell your product or service at the retreat. This is a special opportunity for you because selling is all about building relationships, and you’ll be doing that naturally at this event. Please read everything below and then sign up quick so I can save room for your table. There is limited room, and there’s a chance these will sell out.
Some things to know:
All vendors must be attendees of the event who have purchased a ticket. You must be at the entire retreat to have a marketplace table.
Each vendor must contribute a door prize with a value of at least $25 retail. This helps add value to the retreat and gets your name and prize announced from the stage when I give away your prize. The more generous you are with your prize, the more you’ll get noticed by the women. I might even have the prizes displayed on a table in the main hall on the first night for all to see. They will be announced with your business name, the name of the item or service, and the retail value. It doesn’t have to be an item from your table. You can just give away an Amazon gift card or something. Something physical that you sell will help you get the most publicity, though. The lady who wins will likely show it to everyone she is sitting near and everyone in her bunk room, so my advice is to give away your best product, or a bundle/basket of your best stuff.
You may do your own giveaway at your own table, too. I think it’s great to do something like, “Give me your email address for a chance to win!” But, I will not give you any stage time to announce your winner. You’ll have to find your winner on your own, or email her, or collect cell numbers, too, and text her, or just ship her prize to her when you get home, even. Giving away a gift card/coupon is a great idea for this situation, “Write down your email for a chance to win $20 off anything on my website!”
Up to two businesses may share a table. Each of you must give a door prize.
Please arrive between 1-2:00 on Monday, December 9. I’d like you to be all set up by 2:30 so things start to look peaceful as attendees are arriving.
When you arrive, go to check-in like normal and tell my staff that you also have a marketplace table. You’ll be able to drive your car to the marketplace building to unload, but then quickly go park your car behind the lodge and then walk back and set up your table. Your car will remain parked during the entire retreat.
This is a retreat, not a conference, and it’s at a camp. This means it’s very casual and not as sophisticated as some other events you may be accustomed to. There are a lot of unknowns at this time, like exactly what times the marketplace will be open, where it will be, etc.
I’m going to do my best to have the marketplace be in a room that is attached to the dining hall, and I’ll have the marketplace be open during and around meal times. Click here to see a tentative schedule. I recommend you just try to get in line quick to eat, then you can eat at your table. Or take turns watching your table with another vendor. Again, it’s pretty casual. You’ll make fast friends with the other vendors and help each other out.
When you buy your ticket, you’ll tell me what you sell. I do need to reserve the right to turn away vendors or ask you to take items off your table if I feel it’s not a good fit for my retreat. So, please, describe fully what you will be selling when you buy your ticket. I’m not terribly picky, but I know the audience well and I want you to be successful! (Some things I would decline would be anything mystical, healing crystals, or books promoting polygamy, etc.)
You may open your table outside of the marketplace hours to sell to ladies as long as the doors to the building are unlocked. If they are locked outside of marketplace hours, then you must wait to open your table.
Do not be promoting your product or service outside of the marketplace unless asked. In other words, when it’s time to just sit and eat or fellowship, don’t be pushing your products in conversation. Just enjoy the sweet fellowship during those times. If a woman directly asks you about your business, you may go ahead and answer, though. I just don’t want women walking around being pushy about their businesses all the time. This will be true for all the attendees, as well. Aaaaahhh, shalom! You deserve some shalom, too, my friend!
I cannot guarantee a secure place to keep cash and checks. Since you are sharing rooms, the safest place to keep your money may be on your person or locked in your car. You are doing this at your own risk.
Items I know will be provided: table ( it may be a round table), chair (s). Only one table per vendor.
Some items that may NOT be available include: electricty, tablecloth, wifi.
There will be nowhere to store items except under your table or in your car. I want the room kept clean and tidy without boxes and stuff around on the floor.
Some items you may want to bring: extension cord, tablecloth, another tablecloth to cover your table when closed, and change. I’ve always found it handy to have some basic office supplies on hand like masking tape, scotch tape, scissors and so on.
Marketplace vendors will have exposure during the event, for sure. But additional promotional opportunities are reserved for sponsors. (Such as logo on the website, in the program, more mention from the stage, etc.)
I hereby waive, release, and discharge all claims for damages for personal injury, property damages which may occur to me or my family as a result of participation in the any Torah Sisters event. By signing this form, I release Torah Sisters, Amy Guenther, and Faholo staff and volunteers from liability. I understand that participating in this event could involve risk, an element of risk or danger of accident, and acknowledge all participation by myself and my family is taken knowing these risks, and I hereby assume those risks for all parties I am registering.