This week I’ll be doing a blog series on Wholesale Trade Shows. We’ll look at the specific ways trade shows can be beneficial for the small buiness or home-based business.
But first, exactly what is a Trade Show? A Trade Show is an event that occurs usually once per year, sometimes more frequently. They are exhibition style events organized in a manner by which company representatives within a certain industry are able to exhibit and demonstrate their product lines and/or services. You will find dozens, hundreds, or even thousands of exhibitor booths at a trade show, depending on the size of the show.
Some trade shows are open to the public. Examples of these kinds of shows would be the Atlanta Home Show and the annual eBay Live! event (which this year is held in Boston). These kinds of shows are fine as they always offer new, enriching experiences, but they don’t match the Wholesale Trade Show for product sourcing opportunities.
What sets Wholesale Trade Shows apart from the others is the fact that they are not open to the public. You must be a qualified business buyer to attend such trade shows. These trade shows offer wonderful opportunities to research and discover new niche products, make wholesale purchases, and also learn new things. We’ll cover each of these topics in the next few days, but for now, here is a link to some of the major wholesale trade shows for the remainder of 2007.