My next trade show is coming up in about three weeks and I’m feeling pretty confident. I’ve got my new custom tent, my banners, my artwork, and my super XL cooler. I’m telling you, last year (my first year) was a disaster. I felt like a complete newb and kept asking questions about my setup to all of the veterans just about every 5 minutes. They were pretty nice to me but everyone told me that my first problem was that my tent looked like it lost to a trash compactor.
Sure it was old but I didn’t realize how bad it was until I finally won my 20 minute fight with one of the legs that had rusted shut. It was kind of embarrassing really but they were nice enough to help me out. I was also starving about half way through the day last year but now I’ve got coffee, breakfast, lunch, and dinner all planned and ready. Like I said, I’m feeling pretty confident this year.