Posted by Darla so Dreadly on May 17, 2002 at 20:27:04:
In reply to: Could use some ideas on offering services to stoes or coffee shops... posted by Erika on May 17, 2002 at 16:16:13:hey Erika! I'm in Florida, too, the Tampa/St. Petersburg areas!
Most of my business comes from coffee shops. I was fortunate in that
the coffeehouse where I've been working almost every saturday for a
year and a half approached me about setting up there. And I've since
branched out to other coffee houses. Most independently owned coffee
houses are thrilled to include more folks from the community for
things like art shows, HENNA!, djs, etc. I normally give the owner
about 10% of my earnings to let me set up. If I should have a bad
night, they don't ask any set up fee. I charge $5-$25. Cash only,
no checks, no credit cards :P
I've been thinking of going to the mall and propositioning places
like the Body Shop to see if they'd like a henna artist set up there
on a saturday. I'd think that'd be a lot of fun and would bring in
business for both parties!
Kenzi is right about bringing a friend, it really helps to break the
business ice for the evening, and gets folks interested in what
you're doing. Always henna the staff of where you work for free...
unless they want some huge design or something... I normally get free
coffee goodies in return.
hope this helps!
and p.s. are there many artists using black henna on the east coast
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