Get Inspiration From Industry Leaders
Join us LIVE in-person at Booth !
September 23-24, 2021
WHY YOU SHOULD SIGN UP
A Seasoned pro or just starting out, the industry is changing! The business is changing due to increased online and social media presence. Learn insider secrets and tips from those who are leaders in the industry. Learn what’s hot and what works and what doesn’t from those who are in it. Founders of BOOTH have run a successful store for over 8 years adding 2 more stores in the last 2 years. Their first store, University Pickers in Huntsville, AL, is 12,000 sqft and has over 115 vendors who have a combined social media reach of 200,000! They opened Redbird next door in 2019 and just this fall opened a second University Pickers with 14,500 sqft outside of Birmingham AL. Sisters, Cindi Pope and Trish Gleason grew up in middle TN with a mom that has a flair for decorating and a dad that knows his business. Mom taught them early how to shop for a bargain and make simple things beautiful. Dad taught them hard work and how to laugh at themselves. Cindi and Trish work hard to help their vendors grow and be successful while providing customers a wonderful shopping experience. All while providing vendors the support and tools to help grow their business.
For creative small business owners who are selling antiques, vintage, repurposed, upcycled and handcrafted items in malls, markets or online. BOOTH is a time to come together and encourage, network and learn more from the leaders in our industry. When you attend BOOTH, you will have 2 full days of learning from successful booth owners and industry leaders, gaining encouragement from others and networking with other booth operators to help build a community of like-minded creative entrepreneurs. There will be work sessions to allow you time to implement and practice what you are learning. We will be brainstorming, planning and working together to grow our businesses. We are planning evening field trips to local shops to explore and do some extra shopping for ourselves too.
This conference is for those in the retail booth biz. If you are a vendor, shop owner, run a seasonal market/shop or even if your booth space is online, there will be tons of great information to help you get more customers, grow your business and make more moolah! You know you want to make more of that!
We are super excited to host Booth 2021 In Person!
TICKETS ARE ONLY $99
BOOTH is a 2-day in person conference for those in the Booth business. You will hear from successful booth owners and shop owners in our market and get inspiration, encouragement and practical advice to help you continue to grow and stand out in the booth industry. It’s where Booth biz owners connect!
Experienced Business Owners
Spend time with some of our favorites!
Each speaker will be available for questions after their presentation .
Royal Roosters Trading Post
Natalie and her husband own Royal Roosters Trading Post in New Hope Alabama. Home to over 50 vendors! We offer everything from antiques, furniture, vintage, glassware, new items, and more! New treasures arrive daily! Our Booth Owners work hard at finding affordable & unique items! We keep a little bit of everything in our store. Cast iron items, vintage, glassware, antique furniture, antique smalls, hand tools, yard tools, primitives, rusty items, and so much more!
Southern Vintage Co.
Mindy is the owner of Southern Vintage Co. In Bartlett Tennessee. Southern Vintage is a 12,000 sq ft mall with over 90 vendors that sell antiques, vintage, handmade and upcycled finds! She can help you learn the booth basics and help you take your booth biz to the next level! Check out her weekly LIVES too!
Pen & Grey, Southern Row
Trish Gleason & Cindi Pope
Co-Owners, University Pickers and Redbird Boutique & Gifts, Booth Biz Founders
Trish Gleason & Cindi Pope
The Junk Parlor
I’m Brooke Johnson, mother of 4, one a little angel. I’m married to my best friend, Matt. I started out in education, my mom taught, mother-in-law taught, husband taught, and I taught. But, I knew that wasn’t my calling. I have always loved rearranging things and styling vignettes. I can remember growing up rearranging my room, over and over again. I’m grateful my mom let me! And that love for design led me to starting The Junk Parlor. Want to know how I got that name? CLICK HERE.
With little knowledge of running a business, but a big desire for change and minimal debt. Did I mention I’m a penny pincher? I started off slowly, continuing to teach while I had booths, shop space, barn sales and set-up at shows. I read as much as a could about running a creative business. Ultimately my goal was to quit teaching and open a brick and mortar. It took A LOT of convincing my husband, but in February of 2016 I opened the doors to my occasional shop. Want to know about an occasional shop? CLICK HERE.
Canterbury Lane Designs
Wednesday, Sept 22
6:00pm -8:00 pm Opening Meet-Up Early Checkin- at The Backyard – The Shops of Grand River
Thursday, Sept 23
8:00-9:00 Check in/Registration
9:00-9:30 Jump Start Welcome- Trish Gleason & Cindi Pope (Booth Biz Founders)
9:30-10:30 Kristen Drawhorn (Canterbury Lane Designs) – Booth Biz Newbie & Facebook LIVES
10:45-11:45 Trish Gleason(University Pickers)-Ways Increase Foot Traffic & Sales
12:00-1:00 Lunch Break
1:00 -2:00 Think Tank Session-Hashtags, Hot seat questions,
2:00-3:00 Shannon Fisher – (Pen & Grey) Build your brand w/ Photos
3:15-4:15 Round Table Q&A
4:15 Field Trip Shopping-visit local booth biz shops
6:30-9:30 pm Meet-up The Backyard at The Shops of Grand River
Friday, Sept 24
8:30-9:00 Field Trip Think Tank Session-Share ideas/opinons
9:00-10:00 Cindi Pope (University Pickers) “What’s the Plan?”
10:00-10:30 Mindy Woodall (Southern Vintage Co.) Booth Basics
10:45-11:45 Brooke Johnson (The Junk Parlor) – Staging Your Antique Shop (Recorded w/Virtual Q&A)
12:00-1:00 Lunch Break (Mall Owner meet up)
1:00 -2:00 Think Tank Session-Topics may include-Ads, Canva, How to Recycle content
2:00-3:00 Natalie Royal (Royal Roosters) – Build your Biz w/ Facebook LIVE Sales
3:15-4:15 Round Table Q&A
Just Minutes Away From Birmingham, Alabama
Located At I-20 And Exit 140 In Leeds, Alabama at the award winning The Outlet Shops of Grand River.
From Atlanta, Georgia
The Outlet Shops of Grand River is only two hours from Atlanta. Travel on Interstate 20 West. Take Exit 140 and merge right onto US Highway 78 West. Turn right onto Grand River Parkway
From Chattanooga, Tennessee
The Outlet Shops of Grand River is only two hours from Chattanooga. Travel on Interstate 24 West to Interstate 59 South. Merge onto Interstate 459 and then take Interstate 20 East. Take Exit 140 and merge left onto US Highway 78 West. Turn right onto Grand River Parkway.
From Huntsville, Alabama
Travel Interstate 65 South. Merge onto Interstate 459 North and travel to Interstate 20 East. Take Exit 140 and merge left onto US Highway 78 West. Turn right onto Grand River Parkway.
From Gulf Shores, Alabama
The Outlet Shops of Grand River is only four and one-half hours from Gulf Shores. Travel on Interstate 65 North to Interstate 459. Merge onto Interstate 459 North and travel to Interstate 20 East. Take Exit 140 and merge left onto US Highway 78 West. Turn right onto Grand River Parkway.
From Memphis, Tennessee
The Outlet Shops of Grand River is only three hours and forty-five minutes from Memphis. Travel on US Highway 78 East. Highway turns into Interstate 22. Continue to Interstate 65 South. Merge onto Interstate 459 North and travel to Interstate 20 East. Take Exit 140 and merge left onto US Highway 78 West. Turn right onto Grand River Parkway.