Crafters/Artists: Should you allow customers to watch you work?

If you are a crafter operating your own business, do you allow your customers to watch how create your pieces? Or do you feel uncomfortable in revealing your secrets or your skills for fear that it would be copied by others? When people walk by bazaar or craft stores- many would stop to watch the [...]

Table calendars as an effective marketing tool for your business

I believe that your business would benefit tremendously if you consider giving out free calendars to your customers. Especially well designed and useful table calendars. However, I am not advocating that you eat into your already limited budget by giving it out totally free….. you can use this as a strategy to improve your sales [...]

Wall painting, art and statues in Survanabhumi airport, Bangkok

Survanabhumi airport art painting

When you arrive in Bangkok via Survanabhumi airport, do take time to admire cultural wall art, painting, flower arrangements and statues. I was pleasantly surprised when I arrived in Survanabhumi airport to be greeted by the various cultural wall paintings: There are paintings such as above decorating the walls as you enter the main building [...]

Offering food in cute mini sizes to increase sales

Mini ice cream

If you are selling food or desserts, consider offering them in small bite chunk sizes with more variety. This would potentially encourage customers to buy more of your items in order to enjoy the different flavors because mini sizes does not look so overwhelming. Let’s take an example of an ice cream seller selling ice [...]

Miniature craft/ fridge magnets on local dishes

Miniature Thai dishes decoration

If your country is well known for its gourmet and food, you can come out with miniature versions of these dishes in the form of decorative items and fridge magnets to be sold at craft bazaars, online or at tourist spots. Example is at Amphawa floating market in Thailand, where famous local Thai dishes are [...]