Hi, I'm a flea market vendor currently in central Tennessee. I've been looking for a forum that discusses small businesses. I've lived solo in my Class C motor home for over a year and and stay at flea markets and of course Wally World. I've been a full time vendor for about 6 years. The Ohio markets were really down this year so I've been traveling south since February to look at different markets and test the waters elsewhere. It's warmed up so I'm slowly working my way back to Ohio. I guess my home area is still Ohio with monthly trips to Pennsylvania. I did one small concert last Halloween but it was colder than a well diggers arse so sales weren't great. But since I was one of the wacky few that showed up I've got a spot if I want it this year Currently I sell jewelry- mainly factory but heading toward hand crafted. I also have some new full length blue jean skirts. And of course miscellaneous crap. In the past I've sold stuff that I picked up from the curb on trash day- that was until the competition for garbage got intense. Now it's cheaper to buy new. I've also sold hardware items, outdated/ close dated food, charcoal, and... just generally anything I could buy cheaply. I've been thinking about a "mobile hippie/head shop" type thing. I'm halfway there with the skirts and jewelry. No chemicals, maybe some glass, different jewelry, tie-dye, incense, and just general stuff. Others have similar goods but not usually in any variety. I'm pretty much self taught on the jewelry making and need to learn more techniques. Tie-dye? Never tried it. But I think some poor laundromat might provide an education for me! Factory tie-dye is pretty pricey wholesale. I know jean shorts turned into skirts have some potential. The internet is out for me. I helped a wholesaler with his large ebay business this past November through January and learned I prefer to see the people to whom I sell and would rather deal in cash. I also discovered I dislike e-bay and despise paypal. There is money to be made there. It's just not for me. Also pyramid schemes (aka "multilevel marketing") are out. I'm just introducing myself and thinking out loud. Any helpful suggestions and insights are very welcome. I love to travel and I'm not looking for a sticks and bricks opportunity. I would appreciate any suggestions about products, wholesalers, and markets. Thank You, fleamarketvendor --if anybody needs a ride north in return for jewelry making instruction, let me know. Maybe I'm close enough to pick you up. I guess I'm a little dense; the internet instructions are confusing to me.