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$ 150
Mar 2008
Indianapolis, Indiana
This trade show a good investment for small business  more... close row
$ 300
Mar 2008
Syracuse, NY
Booth rental can be expensive  more... close row
$ 25
Nov 2006
Akron, OH
Cost of a booth at a home and garden trade show  more... close row
$ 1000
Feb 2008
Cleveland, OH
Made all the money back quickly on the trade show  more... close row
$ 1000
Feb 2007
San Diego, CA
Trade show not a good experience  more... close row
$ 225
Oct 2007
Myrtle Beach, SC
Participating in a home and garden trade show  more... close row
$ 400
Mar 2008
Indianapolis, Indiana
Paid to be in a trade show as a marketing tool  more... close row

Description of service

This was money we invested to be in a tradeshow, and included our booth rental, our booth setup, our backdrop, the promotional items we gave away to attendees, our logoed balloons, and the marketing materials we used to inform people of our inclusion.

Review of Service

This was a relatively small trade show by way of comparison to larger, national ones. However, this was a highly-targeted, very niche-oriented show and was well worth our time. Spending time at a trade show like this and marketing our business this way has proven to be much more beneficial to our business than just placing a display ad in the newspaper or internet. Also, we are a small enough business that our marketing efforts may get lost a larger trade show, but one this size was manageable and highly worth it.


When using a trade show or seminar as a marketing tool, it is important to consider your audience and what you are trying to accomplish with this form of advertisement. Are you just wanting to meet face to face with your current clients? Or, are you looking for new contacts and to bolster your mailing list? Obviously, whatever the situation is, it is important to concentrate your efforts there, and market your booth/business in an attractive/unobtrusive way that makes tradeshow attendees want to come over and see you!

$ 100
Jun 2008
Orlando, FL
Beauty trade show the best of its kind  more... close row
$ 7
Mar 2008
Bronx, NY
Important to make a no returns policy  more... close row
$ 1400
Feb 2008
Memphis, Tennessee
Booth rental for a homeowners trade show  more... close row
$ 400
Feb 2007
San Diego, CA
Bad experience at trade show  more... close row