Recently, Squish&Scrub had the opportunity to participate in two Holiday Gift Markets (Grosse Pointe Park & St. Clair Shores).
Both events were a great learning experience in seeing people's reactions to my product, having flexibility with product mix and understanding pricing.
I was able to achieve greater success at the 2nd Holiday Market because I learned from my wife (who is an amazing Sales Professional) and my 4 year old son (who demonstrated pure sales talent without being taught!) at the 1st Holiday Market.
Overall, two things stood out: 1) People really liked the product and 2) I was constantly asked by everyone if I was going to be on Shark Tank.
I view this as a compliment, however please understand, if I do apply to Shark Tank, my chances are greater when you make a purchase.