Prepare for a Pop-Up: Pricing Methods + Tips - Nottm

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Are you a designer or maker from the creative or digital industries with products or services to sell?

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This is a complete series of four workshops plus an independent research task. The workshops are designed to help you promote your business, engage potential customers and make the most of opportunities such as trade fairs, craft markets and pop-up shops.


The series has been designed by and includes contributions from experienced independent businesses. Each workshop builds upon the last to grow your confidence to pop-up in public. At the end of the series you will be asked if you would like to participate in one of the pop up markets due to take place in the Creative Quarter Avenues at Sneinton Market. This will be a opportunity for you to use all the knowledge gained during the course and put your customer engagement techniques to the test in a fun and welcoming environment.

Session 1: Getting started: What you need to know about trading

  • Describing your product or service to others
  • Practical issues including legal, tax, simple book-keeping
  • Action planning for a pop-up

Session 2: Marketing and Promotion 

  • Free or cheap methods you can use 
  • Getting started with social media
  • Photographing your products and using images
  • Outlining your marketing strategy - focusing particularly on driving footfall to your pop-up

Session 3: Pricing Methods and Tips 

  • How to price products/services relative to costs and context
  • Pricing strategies including offers and bundling

Session 4: Engaging Customers 

  • Display and selling techniques 
  • Using space creatively and effectively
  • Talking to customers
  • Building contact


4 x 3 hour workshops (6-9pm) on Wednesday evenings plus an independent research task. You must register for each workshop separately.


Designers or makers from the creative or digital industries with products or services to sell. You MUST be:

  • Eligible for & enrolled with The Big House Programme AND
  • Have received less than 12 hours of support from The Big House Programme.

If you are not already enrolled, you will find the appropriate form here. Please email your completed form to or bring it with you to the first workshop.


Offers fully-funded business support, mentoring, workshops, networking events and access to grants for creative & digital businesses in Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire. Visit for the complete details of the programme. Follow us on FacebookTwitterInstagram & LinkedIn

 NB: We will be documenting the event. If you do not wish to be included in images or videos that may be used later for marketing purposes, please let us know beforehand.

This project is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund 2014 - 2020

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Wednesday 16th May 2018

18:00pm - 21:00pm GMT

Pelham St
England, NG1 2ED, United Kingdom

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