Sunday, December 12, 2010

1st Open House=0 Visitors

So today was the day of my first Open House! I didn't get any visitors but my house is really clean and I have some yummy goodies to take to work tomorrow =) Gotta stay positive right? I'm hoping to do a ton more advertising and have at least 1 visitor next month for my Occasions Mini Open House & Valentine Workshop. I did take some pics of my set up....

This was my main table, just showcasing different cards, ideas, items from my Starter Kit and DSP. I also had on hand "the other brand" cardstock so visitors could see for themselves just how much better SU! cardstock and products are.

This was my catalog table, the 2010-2011 Idea Book & Catalog, Decor Elements catalog, Holiday Mini and a sneak peek at the Occasions Mini & Sale-A-Bration.

This was the make and take station. I had pre-cut kits to make THIS Santa.

Here are my 3 projects that I was going to do for next week's Workshop, since I didn't have any RSVP's I think I'll nix it and get stuff ready for Valentine's Day.

If anyone has any ideas or suggestions I am all ears. I haven't given up yet so hopefully next time I'll get some guests.


  1. Good attitude. Don't give up!!! I had an Open House in July to strum up a new club group, and sent out and mailed....I don't to mailing very well, so this was quite an accomplishment for me...hahaha Anyway, I mailed 30 invitaions to various people. I only had 7 show up. I was a little disappointed, but I did get the other 4 people I needed for my club. I had people later tell me that it was just a bad day for them. So, it is probably just the busy time of year, and no reflection on you. How much advertising did you do? Maybe next time, you could advertise more. Pass out flyers, mail invitiations, take your neighbors some cookies and invite them over....Etc.
    Hang in there, and good luck with your next one!!!!

  2. I'd have been there if I didn't live so stinking far away!

  3. Thanks Andrea! I'm already thinking about my next one =) sooooo need to move back to California, or find me a job in Washington =)

  4. I have ::so:: been there! I did an open house at a local business and the owner sent out 100 newsletters informing people that I was coming. Amount of people -0-. So we went out for ice cream and talked about business. Keep going!

  5. Thanks Tammy! I'm hoping to get just 1 person next time =)