Marks & Spencer, Tesco and Morrisons all started out as market stalls and are now hugely successful businesses. Markets are therefore a fantastic testing ground for a budding entrepreneur with a bright idea but a limited budget.
Clearly not every market stall will end up as a multi-million pound industry. But markets can be huge contributors to the local economy and central to the vitality of the town centre and regeneration of the wider area.
Darlington Markets offer local business start-ups the opportunity (as a one off) to have a stall on a Monday and now on a Saturday on the Outdoor Market completely free of charge, to help promote and showcase their business and also to reach a new customer base.
A fully weatherproof gazebo (measuring 3m. sq.) can be provided, together with tables and lighting/power if required. Businesses can book an available stall and stock up with an attractive display. Businesses may not want to sell anything but just use it as an advertising medium handing out literature, leaflets or business cards. The inclusion will make Darlington Market more diverse and prove that it is also a community facility that is accessible to all.
Once you’ve had a taste of trading at Darlington Markets for FREE, there is an opportunity to sign up for a series of non contractual stall hires for £20 a day on a Monday and Saturday. Established businesses are all entitled to this opportunity. It can be a very cheap way to reach a new customer base. Why not dress up the stall and advertise your business, getting your brand seen is an ideal way to do this.
If you are a new or established business wanting to take up this offer, please contact Emma Waring on 01325 388 207 or e-mail:
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