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Packing for Spring Shows

MAY-TRIPS-packing-list-erikafirmFor me, Spring means pack a bag and keep it packed. Lots of fun things are around the corner: a (working-sort-of) visit from a gal pal; a dream glamping trip with said gal pal; a hop to NYC for NSS, a TSBC / Paper Camp reunion, and my 10th Annual Meetup; a visit from family; end of school year beach and pool parties with the kiddo; and a couple of quick road trips.

Things I can’t live without these next few weeks: 1. chic sunnies from Rivet & Sway to cover tired eyes | 2. a sketch book (always) | 3. mobile iPhone extra battery charger from BanDo | 4. a lightweight pareo from Serena and Lily for beach coverup/plane blankie/ trail riding scarf/ headscarf for convertible rides / picnic blanket |  5. a Derwent canvas pencil wrap for sketching and furious note taking | 6. Stainiac lip/cheek/putsomecoloronyourface stain | 7. Nivea creme mini tin for chapped hands/feet/lips/emergency hair conditioner | 8. an overhead compartment friendly zip up Scout travel bag | 9. short sleeve jammies from J. Crew for late night gab fests

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Summer Webinar Series for Paper Peeps

tradeshow bootcamp webinar You’ve heard me wax poetic about Tradeshow Bootcamp before (pssst, there are only a few seats left for October’s Paper Camp Worskhop in DC … do not miss out!!), but I’m soooo looking forward to the upcoming webinar series Katie has put together. Topics include:

+ Human Resources 101: Growing your Team (it’s more complicated than you think!)
+ Anatomy of a Catalog: Creating a Strong Sales Tool (learn now, save years off your life)
+ Legal 101: Protecting Yourself with Contracts (you can be sure I’ll be listening in on this one with a giant notepad!!)
+ From Pitch to Product: Publishing Stationery & Gifts with Chronicle Books (eeeek, inside info. Pinch me.)

Webinars are held Thursday evenings for four weeks, starting August first. One of the biggest perks of listening in is access to the TSBC Small Business private Facebook forum, where speakers and alumni chat and share info year round. This is an amazing opportunity to grow your business, learn from speakers who have been there, and make connections with stationery industry peers. Registration is now open!

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Delphine featured in Stationery Trends Summer 2013

Delphine featured in Stationery Trends Magazine Summer 2013It was a real surprise to flip through the latest (gorgeous) issue of Stationery Trends and spot my own face! Thank you so much to Julie and Theresa of Sweet Paper for naming me among such a talented group of inspiring women.

The truth is, these ladies inspire ME daily. Much love to my friends Claudia, Amber, Carina, Rachael, and the mother hen who introduced us all to each other via Tradeshow Bootcamp, Katie.

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Fall Tradeshow Bootcamp in DC

Tradeshow Bootcamp for Stationery Show Washington DC Fall 2013 The schedule for Fall 2013 session of Tradeshow Bootcamp‘s PAPER CAMP has been released and I’m thrilled to let you know that I’ll be a counselor at the very first East Coast session this coming October in Washington, DC.

Erika Firm of Delphine speaking at Paper Camp I’ll be discussing developing a wholesale stationery product line, developing a wholesale wedding invitation album, industry standards for pricing, terms, ordering, shipping and packaging.

It’s really impossible to put into words how amazing these sessions are. If you’re looking to take your stationery business to the next level you really cannot miss this. For all the details visit Tradeshow Bootcamp. Heads up: there is a full scholarship up for grabs!

 

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TSBC Paper Camp Los Angeles 2013

TSBC Paper Camp LA 2013I’ve been back from Paper Camp for about a week now and am still trying to wrap my head around all the amazingness that happened there. We covered a lot of topics: wholesale, wedding albums, etiquette and ethics, trade show logistics … the information shared was phenomenal. If only TSBC existed 10 years ago when I launched Delphine! It would have saved me so many headaches (and quite a bit of money spent on mistakes).

Lucky for all of you, Katie just announced a few minutes ago that she is releasing five more seats in the sold out Tradeshow Bootcamp webinar series that starts later this month. If you’re interested hop on it, these seats are sure to fill up by the end of the day! 

Paper Camp 2013 Los Angeles BindersAbove: the Paper Camp Binder … worth more than its weight in gold.

Paper Camp 2013 Los AngelesMissing all of you ladies so much! It was a true honor to be in the same room with all of you. XO – E.

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