Hiya fam, new and OG! Leah here. It has been a while since I've been here, but if you follow Rocket Bunny on the socials, you should know EXACTLY what we've been up to! We're organizing Kawaiipalooza Las Vegas!
If you didn't know, and most people don't, I'm building Rocket Bunny into a business that supports other small businesses. I absolutely LOVE running my business, experiencing my shop's growth, and building connections with other small business owners. I've become obsessed with the creative product development process and absorbing whatever small business knowledge I can find.
Kawaiipalooza Las Vegas is the FIRST event that we're planning. Based on our personal experiences as a vendor, we're taking what we know and learned from other events and we're trying to make it the BEST experience possible. If you're a vendor, we encourage your growth by asking you to participate in Vendor Spotlights, obtaining proper licensure, and using common business practices (contracts, invoices, deadlines) to drive the participation and attendance of this event.
The Kawaiipalooza Vendor Registration process includes directing small businesses to relevant resources when needed. Our vendor contract also promotes organic social media marketing by instilling a social media post requirement. We also contribute to this process by holding our own regularly scheduled "Vendor Spotlight" posts. Of course, we limit the amount of support we provide because we also encourage a self-sufficient mindset. We'll help where we can, but we have our own businesses to run! :)
As a small business owner myself, I've come to learn that so much research is required for your business to become legitimate and successful. A lot of this knowledge is blocked by gate-keeping and it's usually in the monetary form.
All we want is for you to thrive. If we can provide the support for your business to grow, then AWESOME! All we ask is that you not forget us and the support we provided. There are so many other ways to pay back your community of supporters. If they're small business owners themselves, support their brand by sharing, purchasing product, or just by helping them run their business!
There is so much to learn and share in the small business world. I plan to share the useful things I learn along the way and to document my journey into building the brand I envision.
Catch a ride on our next orbit and come back to The Rocket Blog again soon!