Among Amira’s tips: keep your pitch simple, follow the foot traffic, practice effective merchandising, and stay focused on your goals. Here’s what she had to say about picking a spot to sell:
Just like the old real estate adage — “location, location, location” — Amira stressed the importance of setting up shop in high foot traffic areas, especially during the times of day when people are the hungriest. “I set up my table in crowded spaces like outside of churches on a Sunday,” says Amira. “Also, nearby block parties, school parties, and the Greenlight Bookstore [in Fort Greene].”
Long-time readers know I’m an avid supporter of child entrepreneurs. It’s great to read stories of kids learning about business — and making money.
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