Friday 13 July 2012

Dust or Dollars? – Setting Trader Priorities.

The long term strategy meeting on Thursday night considered many issues raised by traders, but setting priorities will be a very important first goal. We are in danger of missing the wood for the trees. Whilst each and every issue raised by traders deserves examination there are some that are at the root cause of our pain and dissatisfaction. At Thursday night’s strategy meeting mention was made of the general cleanliness of the market and, yes, dust and dirt is an issue in the sheds. However, if it comes to choice of spending time and money on special shed cleaning or a new promotion program to get more customers past our stalls, we know what most traders would want.

Let’s not lose sight of the over-riding key issue for traders – business viability.