(ABC 6 Information) – The fourth annual flea market in Albert lea started Saturday for its labor day weekend-long occasion, showcasing treasures and native, small companies.
Beginning a enterprise the previous few years has been robust and lots of people have resorted to promoting on-line, like Drew Sorenson.
Sorenson owns Rodeo Information, promoting on-line and different objects like classic turntables and outdated gaming techniques.
Working through Fb now, Sorenson says promoting at a flea market will make all of the distinction for his enterprise.
“Quite a lot of the local people doesn’t know precisely that I even exist, or what I do, so this can be a nice technique to get my title on the market,” Sorenson defined.
He says in collaborating in small vendor showcases like this, he has a greater probability of success for his enterprise sooner or later.
“I’d prefer to someday open up an precise storefront. I want to have individuals learn about it now, versus when it’s too late and so they’re not coming in,” Sorenson mentioned.
One other vendor on the flea market, James Melton, depends on individuals seeing his artwork in particular person.
Melton owns Fingerprint Customs, creating hand-made, customized airbrush designs on tumblers, clothes and even bike helmets.
“I’m airbrush portray just about day-after-day now and I find it irresistible,” Melton mentioned. “I really like creating stuff, I really like making individuals completely satisfied.”
Melton says connecting with the neighborhood face-to-face is a recreation changer for companies like his.
“For anyone that’s seeking to get their title on the market, doing little exhibits like this has helped me tremendously. Trigger you could have this particular person, go inform this particular person, after which that particular person tells this particular person,” Melton added.
The flea market was not in need of individuals both.
“[It was] simply marvelous in the present day. As I mentioned, that is the most effective time ever. We’ve obtained boatloads of automobiles out right here and many of us coming by and leaving some cash behind on the town, mentioned Invoice Busse, who began the primary huge flea market in Albert Lea 4 years in the past.
Not solely do native, huge markets like this assist out people making an attempt to get their companies off the bottom, but it surely additionally means so much to the neighborhood.
“I hope to make this a vacation spot,” mentioned Busse. “I’m making an attempt to curate one thing actually good right here.”
The flea market is open Sunday and Monday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with dwell music and meals distributors.
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