Hi everyone and welcome to the new traders!
I hope this finds you all well and looking to market!
This Saturday 10 Feb is Valentine’s Market at Rondebosch Park Market.
1.Plants n Stuff
2.Gabriel’s Mucky Stuffs
3.Helena’s Yummy Treats
6. Onis organisc
7.King’s Krazy Korner
8.Erin’s Licky Packets
9.Cook & Craft
11. MW Cosmetics
And our amazing young Violinist Milisa Ndlebe will be busking too.
Please see their ads and photos in the Facebook Album.
Next event is 17 Feb at Longbeach Mall. Book for traders and buskers via the booking links.
Please see each event detailed below:
Rondebosch Park Markets Second Saturday of every month (We set up at 9 and trade 9:30 to 12:30 with option to trade on.)
Cnr Campground & Sandown Roads, Rondebosch, 7700 Cape Town, Western Cape
Tables supplied but I have to pay R30 each so please specify at booking if you prefer to bring your own. Please bring chairs, cloth, sign etc. Umbrellas and Gazebos welcome. Vehicles may unload and then must be parked off site by 8:30 so its easier to just carry in really. Plenty of parking across the way. Some shade but don’t depend on it! Outdoor venue and we trade in the wind, only rain will cancel so please check the forecast and decide if you are game.
Longbeach Mall markets, Sun Valley
Last Saturday of every month (except Feb is 17th) We set up at 9 and trade 9:30-12:30
Tables supplied, indoors. Please bring chairs, cloth, sign etc.
Thursdays at Cape point Vineyards:
Bookings on the Monday for the Thurs via Whatsapp (Join the CPV group by sending a request to 0833840590). Trade from 4:30 to sunset. Outdoors, sun, wind etc so please check the forecast when booking and be prepared. 5 Tables available so we share if needs be, up to 10 traders. Tables must be confirmed by 9am on Tuesdays. Mainly tourists so Made in Noordhoek/Cape Town lables are a good idea. Kids activities are also great so long as you can manage in the wind.
Sundays at Kirstenbosch
Last Sunday of the Month (summer only) New venue starting in March – very exciting!
Limited space, not sure if tables will be supplied but doubtful. More details to follow.
Youth Day Sat 16 June – Flagship event: V&A Waterfront
Details to follow.
Please remember: NO SINGLE USE PLASTICS at any of our events and regular traders BRING YOUR PLEDGE.
Each trader gets a certificate of participation and there is an ENTREPRENEUR OF THE DAY.
Remember your change float.
I attach the accounting sheet and suggest you complete as much as possible at home before the market.
Completed sheets must be handed half an hour before the end please, if you need help please just ask during the market. This needs to be completed in order to gain a certificate.
When you arrive, please see me and book in BEFORE setting up.
All stalls must have a sign please.
A couple of rules: No playing on cell phones during trading please, they are best packed away for security anyway.
Please try not to eat at your stall, it looks unprofessional. I know the kids get peckish and a quick bite is fine but don’t make the stall a picnic area. No gum chewing while trading please.
While younger kids need adult help I think from about 10/11 years they should be fine without and I am around if they need help. For those needing help please can we keep it to just one adult at the stall, otherwise the event loses the kiddie vibe.
When you pack up please leave your area immaculate, if you have had messy activities please pick up any bits.
We are all ambassadors for the PMM and I am always proud that the kids are so much more professional than the pros!
These are voluntary, however it teaches a good lesson about overheads and I really need to try and cover costs, this costs me about R1500-R3000pm so everything helps. As there is always a rush to pack up at the end please calculate your stall fees as follows: Work out your net profit on the accounting sheet by the end of trading. It really helps to use this sheet when you prep and keep it up to date while you trade. You are welcome to customize for your products. Fees are not compulsory but do teach the concept of overheads. The general idea is a maximum of R50 per stall but not more than 20% of net profit. This should motivate accurate costings;) If you are raising funds or require start up assistance no fees apply. Please calculate before the end of the market, ask if you need help and if needs be wait until after. The accounting is an important part of PMM, please do not gloss over it.
Please send a Jpeg advert A WEEK BEFORE before the event. I will be sending out links with the ads and it is compulsory to share them please.
Please feel free to call me on 0833840590 if you would like any help or have questions. I am usually home by about 6. Please remember this is an after hours project so and my inbox gets crazy. If you need clarity on anything don’t wait, give me a call!
Lastly traders kindly confirm with a mail or message you have this mail and are 100% confirmed if you have not done so or let me know if your plans have changed. Last minute cancellations mare a nightmare, I’d appreciate your commitment. If you are unsure rather don’t book and join late – We are usually able to make a plan to fit you in.
As always thanks for your support and to all the children for being so amazing. Don’t forget awards, workshop with special guest speaker and Easter holiday party 5 April.
See you at the market!
Hi everyone and all the best for the year. It is going to be a very busy one for us filled with great things. Bookings are open for around 30 markets already and there are 2 workshop days on 3 Feb and 5 April which will include awards too.
Plans this year are to grow the sustainability side as we start building our own Precious Plastics recycling machines. This will allow any members to collect plastic and use it to produce materials for products, initially we will start with beads as I feel the artisanal content is where we can add real value. Any interested folks are most welcome to participate, we need techies, co-ordinators, sponsors and admins for this project which is aimed at growing the profits for our outreach traders as well as reducing pollution. This is a natural progression from the Plastic Free Pledge which we introduced last June banning single use plastics from our markets.
We also have great plans to grow the performing arts side as it is the way we can reach the most outreach candidates effectively. All performing arts are welcome, age limits are flexible as if there are groups with mixed ages they are welcome. Solo artists up to around 20 years old, all those older than 16 are asked to help out a little behind the scenes. Any teachers or music professionals are invited to join us, we plan a big concert for 16 June and again in Dec at Cape Town’s best venues as well as busking opportunities at all our regular events. Please register here.
I know there are many people asking for events in the Northern Suburbs and Table View areas as well as Strand, Overberg, Boland etc and then PE, Joburg and Durban. Unfortunately I work full time and so until there is some funding I can only really manage central and southern Cape Town areas, however I am more than happy to support anyone willing to arrange events elsewhere and come and do workshops etc.
At this stage we trade every Thursday at Cape Point Vineyards from 4:30 to sunset, second Saturday of every month at Rondebosch Park Market and the last Saturday of every month at Longbeach Mall which is 6 markets a month! Then we also have special events and festivals as well as our flagship Youth Day event at the V&A. Here are the first lot of weekend dates, the times, venues and more about Thursday markets are on the booking page. Jan – 27 Feb: 10 & 17
Mar – 10 & 31 Easter Market (holidays)
Apr – 14 & 28 (long weekend) May – 12 & 26
Jun – 9, 16 & 30 (holidays)
All traders have to create a pre market advert, complete a detailed accounting sheet with costings and returns and adhere to a number of POS requirements in order to gain their certificate and at each market there is an “Entrepreneur of the Day”.
WANTED: I need volunteers for 2018 please, for buskers management, outreach assistance, youth day flagship event, admin, PR, social media and fundraising. If you have any time to spare we have a need for both online and practical assistance.
LOOKING BACK: In 2017 we had 42 markets of which 15 were full “stand alone” events and 26 were “guest events”, 10 had our young buskers performing and of those 5 were fully “wired for sound”. Also 10 free workshops and 10 speaking engagements plus 3 TV shows and many radio shows. My admin is never up to date but I estimate about 350 kids have participated, maybe 400 including all the performers. Earnings vary dramatically with some kids consistently netting over R1000 per event and others not making R100 but on average its around R350 net profit per stall. This translates into about R110 000 net profit for the kids in the year, sadly about half of the net profit in 2015 and about 25% down on 2016 despite amazing improvements in goods, venues and skills. This is a reflection of the tough economic reality we face, many of the adult traders are experiencing even greater reductions. The only real solution is to raise funds for paid advertising or brand events, get volunteers for PR help and spread the message as far and wide as possible. I tried to communicate the benefits of shopping with us in an article at Christmas, and I believe it applies 24/7, 365.
There is so much potential for growth and improvement but time is limited and funding is hard to find. I have covered expenses in excess of R100K to date and had donations of about R15000 in total since the beginning, mainly paid directly to table hire or for transport. If you would like to assist on any way please check out our back a buddy page and donate or become a champion. I am more than happy to brand events and we have great support from the media.
Thanks for your support, all contact info is below.
See you at the market!
Contact Linda: 0833840590
First timers please see the https://pocketmoneymarket.com/info-for-first-timers/ page and you are welcome to call for advice.
See you at the market. Lx
The show must go on! We have young performers from Masi and Ocean View joining us today…just plotting the logistics…but please come and support these awesome youngsters as we get our Heritage Groove On!
From 12pm at the Cape Farmhouse
Young performers have the stage from 12 to 2, followed by dancing!
Impromptu performers welcome.
There have been road closures around Ocean View this week and this may affect some people joining us today. There are two routes to the Farmouse and we are going to go ahead with the Fun Day so please come along and get your Heritage Day Groove on!
At the moment all roads are open but if the protests continue the lighthouse road from Kommetjie through Scarborough will be open so anyone coming from those areas is all good. If you are coming from Simon’s Town, Glen Cain, or Cape Town then best to come over the Simon’s Town mountain into Redhill at the back which will also be open.
Carry on and Dance!
I’ll be there from 10 to set up, and Benson will do another round of lifting at 11. We kick off at 2 for a lekker afternoon! Bring granny and grandpa and even the dogs for a lekker arvie and #bethechange!
We have a fab fun event on Sat 23 Set at the amazing Cape Farmhouse! Thanks so much to Zoe and Vusa Mazula for hosting us!
Dates open for bookings:
23 Sept Fun day at Cape Farmhouse
21 October 2017 Longbeach Mall Saturday 10:30-1
28 October 2017 Cape Town Kite Festival (Muizenberg) 10:00 – 12:00
11 November 2017 Longbeach Mall 10:30-1
14 October True Grit Farmers Market Somerset West 11-1
Trader BOOKING FORM
NB BUSKERS PLEASE SEE THE BUSKING BOOKING LINK: https://pocketmoneymarket.wordpress.com/buskerbookings/
Holidays are coming soon and I will be offering the following modules:
1) Costing & Pricing
2) Marketing & Sales – Incl need identification, market research, 4P’s
3) Operational management – incl production, product optimisation, etc
4) Basic financial management – incl record keeping, capital investment, returns & profitability, depreciation
5) Online marketing & sales – get out of the sun, wind and rain!
All suitable for children from about 6 or 7 up to adults. Younger kids are welcome too although they won’t get quite as much out. Workshops are structured around a fun activity to keep it interesting and largely related to actual traders to keep it practical and real. There is no charge for traders.
Its a short holiday so I’m looking at 3 and 4 Oct only.
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