Posted by Katia Valdivieso on July 15, 2002 at 21:29:52:
I have just started my own business, importing crafts from Latin America to the East Coast area. I am working with Hispanic artisans that produce products using leather, wood, clay, etc. My primary idea was to provide smaller specialty stores along the coast but have found out they are not easy to get in to. Would you recommend a Gift Show to start? I tried the door to door sale, and even though my products are competitive in both price and quality, they would not give me the time of day.