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Shopping Local in Canada : Five Up-To-Date Stats You Need To Know (And What They Mean For Small Biz Owners)

The Power Of Your Story

The Power Of Your Story :  How Good Storytelling Builds Customer Engagement We’re all suckers for a good story, right? Stories are powerful. They leverage our shared experiences and perceptions of reality to help us connect with each other, and with the things we hold...
7th Annual Holiday Market

7th Annual Holiday Market

Christmas Is Coming! We are so excited to be holding our 7th Annual Handmade Market at Kingsway College in Oshawa this December!  Kingsway College1200 Leland Rd, Oshawa, ON L1K 2H5 11dec9:00 am3:00 pm7th Annual Holiday Market Time(Sunday) 9:00 am - 3:00 pm...
How To Prepare A Strong Vendor Application

How To Prepare A Strong Vendor Application

Having hosted dozens of handmade markets over the last decade, Picks and Giggles has built a reputation for curating the best local vendors and services our communities have to offer.    Holding a high standard of excellence for our markets not only ensures that...
6th Annual Holiday Market

6th Annual Holiday Market

,   The Holidays Are Coming!  Do some Christmas shopping AND support local handmade businesses!   We are so excited to be hosting a handmade holiday market this December at the Ajax Community Centre, featuring live entertainment from Bradley Cooper! Admission is $5...
October Handmade Market

October Handmade Market

 Our Vendor Line-Up Interested in exploring our vendors before the big day? Here you go! Vendors are still being added, so make sure to check this list closer to the date.  2 Moms Hot Chocolate Bombs 3 Little Monkeys Co 4 Peas Handmade A Thing of Beauty, Seasonal...
Fall in Love With Handmade Market

Fall in Love With Handmade Market

 Welcome, Fall!   We are SO thrilled to be hosting Fall in Love With Handmade this September in Ajax, Ontario. Come browse through a curated selection of our community’s best artisans and handmade goods. We can’t wait to see you there! Ajax Community...
Three Tips for Email Marketing Success

Three Tips for Email Marketing Success

1. When in doubt, incentivize. Online audiences typically have a very short attention span. They’re also being bombarded with information at an unprecedented rate. If you’re trying to get someone to sign up for your email list, you’re already in a highly competitive...

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