Ok, let’s see, …..where were we? ….poker…matchsticks…20 pounds of quarters….profit/patron, cost/patron and patron/vendor ratios…big pies…..and little pieces. Remember? If not, you can refresh your memory by reading ‘playing by the numbers, part 1’ It’s a funny thing about numbers. When you ask someone the time of day, a baseball score, or the age of their… Continue reading Playing by the Numbers, part 2, None of your Business
Author: Al Craig
Convinced that the grass is always greener, Al Craig has grazed on all sides of the Festival fence. He has participated at Festivals, Fine Art shows, and Theme Parks across the country in entertainment, food service, rides and attractions, demonstrating crafts programs, games, site development, and management. He is the founder of InterActive Crafts Management, a consulting firm that strives to bring the differing and often conflicting agendas of management and vendors together under the umbrella of the common goals of increased quality and profitability.
Playing by the Numbers, part 1, Patron/Vendor Ratio
Editor’s note: This is the first installment in Al’s series that uses metrics to determine the financial relationship between vendors and festivals.Following articles will end up with internal links here (Part 2). It’s high-season in the outdoor festival business, but we’ll get them to you eventually. I love to play poker. When I was a… Continue reading Playing by the Numbers, part 1, Patron/Vendor Ratio
Profitability Through Play
The other night I was channel surfing and paused briefly on ‘Rawhide’, an old black & white weekly western series. Wishbone was servin’ up the grub. Rowdy, Scarlet, Mister Favor, the whole gang was sitting around the campfire, eating beans off of metal plates and soaking up the sunset. I was there with them,… Continue reading Profitability Through Play