Making the Most of Your Tradeshow Experience: Tips for Landscapers
If You’re a Landscaper, Attending a Tradeshow Can Be a Great Way to Learn About the Newest Techniques and Products in the Industry.
BUT THE WORK DOESN'T END WHEN YOU LEAVE THE SHOW.
Here are some tips for what to do in the days and weeks following a tradeshow to make the most of the experience.
- Follow up with contacts. After the show, be sure to follow up with any contacts you made at the tradeshow, whether it’s a vendor or another professional in your field. Send a polite email, thank them for their time, and remind them of the conversation you had.
- Make notes and review materials. Make a note of any ideas you gained from the show and review any materials you collected. Taking the time to review what you learned will help you apply it to your business.
- Follow up with vendors. If you were interested in a particular product or service, be sure to follow up with the vendor and ask any questions you may have. This is a great opportunity to get more information and potentially negotiate a better price.
- Create a plan of action. Based on what you learned at the tradeshow, create a plan of action for implementing the ideas and techniques you learned. Whether it’s a new way of marketing your business or a new product you want to use, having an action plan will help you make the most of the tradeshow.
- Keep track of expenses. Be sure to keep track of any expenses related to the tradeshow, such as registration fees, travel costs, and meals. This will help you make sure you’re taking full advantage of any available tax deductions.
Attending a tradeshow can be a great way to learn more about the landscaping industry and find new products and services that can help your business. But the work doesn’t end when you leave the show. Take the time to follow up with contacts, review materials, and create a plan of action so you can make the most of your tradeshow experience.