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Festival Network Online

March 2010
Hi FNO Member!
Happy Spring! Hopefully you are starting to find events to fill your 2010 event season. If you are a new food business operator just starting out, you'll want to check out Robert Berman's article this month for tips on finding some of your first events.

Why not drop by the FNO Community Forums and share your 2009 business experiences with other food vendors and those on the festival circuit!

How To Find Events For New Food Concession Operators
by Robert Berman

One of the most difficult challenges that new food concession operators face is how to find venues such as fairs, festivals, and other events and then how to convince the management of those venues that it is their best interests to have them attend.

Fairs and festivals are always looking for new and somewhat unique items to have at their venue, after all they want increased attendance and fairs and festivals that are always the same have a tendency to see attendance slowly drop from one year to next. Read more

FNO Tip of the Month

upload a profile photoAs we've said, uploading a profile photo to your FNO personal site has many benefits as far as bringing visitors to your site. The next step is to boost your online photo gallery. Basic members may upload one gallery photo while pro members receive more space. Here's how:

  • Select "Add Photo" under the "Photos" tab
  • Enter the title of your photo in the first field
  • Click on the "Browse" button
  • In the pop up window, find the folder where the photo is stored on your computer
  • Select the photo and click the "open" button (the photo is now selected)
  • Click the "Add Photo" button below
You will see a progress status bar and a success message when finished. Show off your set up today!

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