Our instagram has been the same for about a week. That’s unheard of here in content-creation land. But off-season (January 1st-March 1st) is a time when we work. When we plan. When we analyze and review. It’s a time when we decide what our next year will look and feel like- for shoppers, vendors and for us.
We are launching our Season Seven Vendor Application on January 25th, and we’ll be sharing 7 articles leading up to that to help you prepare to push ‘submit!’. Originally we thought we’d be ready by January 15, but you know, a new platform is, well, new! So we’re giving ourself a buffer amount of time and it’s going live on January 25! Our first round of reviews will take place January 28-January 30 and we will notify our first round of 50 acceptances on February 1st. If you want to be included in that group, just make sure you get your application in before the weekend is over (January 25-27).
Applications aside, we did want to share with you what it is that has been taking up all of our time and share some big news.
You already know that we’re shifting from 7 regular season markets to 3 (4 if you count holiday, but let’s just say that’s a whole other animal). So for now, we’re planning our 6 days of shopping that we have coming up this season.
Spring Flea | May 4-5th, 2019
Summer Flea | July 13-14th, 2019
Fall Flea | September 21-22, 2019
developing an entirely new way to manage vendor applications, permitting, communication, planning, coaching and support of business owners and aspiring-to-be’s
working on an internal re-brand for Season 7
reviewing our budget from last year & setting a new one for this year
building a ton of efficiency
marie kondo-ing everything in our business life
making big decisions
reading books that will help us continue to support a growing community of creative business owners
rebuilding our website
setting financial goals for 2019 and beyond
adjusting roles and closing out projects
chasing invoices from 2018
moving out of our office and into our cowork space
developing new programs to support a creative business community
planning our podcast
fixing things that are broken
establishing some work/life balance rules
meeting with attorneys and accountants
drawing up new job descriptions
prepping our new vendor application platform for a release on January 25, 10 days later than scheduled but better for us on the back-end
establishing collaborations for the year ahead
deciding on our Market Memberships for Season Seven
We’re excited about all of these changes! And we know you’ll love them, too!
onward and upward!
stephanie + team flea