5 Tips on Preparing a Successful Exhibit for Your Next Trade Show

It’s of utmost importance to put your best foot forward when you’re taking part in a trade show. When done right, these events can help kick start your fledgling business, widen your customer base, or connect you to like-minded individuals or organizations. It’s a must, then, to put a lot of care into your trade show preparation process.

Trade show participants

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As soon as you get news about a trade show that you want to attend and are capable of attending, you need to have a plan in mind to ensure that your business will make the right impression.…

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3 Fatal Conference Booth Mistakes that Small Business Owners Make – and How to Avoid Them

There are plenty of good reasons why small business owners should consider presenting at — rather than just attending — conferences. For one, it’s an opportunity to showcase their products and services to a high volume of prospective customers and to attract interest from potential suppliers, vendors, influencers, and other strategic partners.

Tradeshow booth at a tech event

However, some small business owners fail to achieve significant — or in some cases any — return on investment from their conference-booth spend. And while each story has its unique variables and nuances, typically it’s the unfortunate result of making one, some, or all of the following fatal mistakes:

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How to Choose the Best Trade Show Booth for Your Business

Would you ever consider opening a dollar store on Rodeo Drive? Of course not. No self-respecting ‘Rodeo-ite’ would be caught dead walking into a dollar store after stepping out of their Aston Martin that only gets driven on Tuesday!

They’d instantly become the laughing stock of all their friends, and celebrity gossip columnists would have a field day, right? Location is important. Location, location, location.

Here’s how to choose the perfect trade show booth, to maximize exposure and brand impact on all who’ll attend your next event:

Study the floor plan prior

If you have no clue how trade shows work, find someone who does who can go over the floor plan in advance with you and your team.…

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