Have you ever considered exhibiting at a local trade or business show? These events are held regularly all over the country and are a great opportunity, whether you are new to exhibiting or if it’s been a while since you last exhibited. There’s a trade show for almost everything as well as regular local networking exhibitions for businesses so you are sure to find a trade show that’s right for you and your business. If you need some convincing as to whether it’s worth exhibiting, we’ve put this blog post together to go through some of the benefits to businesses who choose to exhibit. Read on to find out more.
7 Reasons Why Your Business Should Exhibit At A Trade Or Business Show
Increased exposure to your target audience
One of the main reasons why businesses exhibit is it gives them the opportunity to connect to their ideal client. Many attendees at trade shows go specifically to look for products and services that either they or their business needs. You might be a florist exhibiting at a wedding fayre in order to increase your orders from brides, or a homewares designer showcasing your products at interior design shows in hopes of getting orders from independent or chain stores. Either way, by exhibiting at a trade show you put your business directly in front of your target audience increasing your business’s exposure and leading to further brand awareness and sales.
It’s the perfect opportunity to network
As well as reaching new customers, you’ll also have the opportunity to network with other businesses that work either in your industry or who operate in other industries that are local to you. This can lead to collaborations and referrals which can benefit you both and help you grow. You’ll also gain valuable insights into industry trends, best practices and have the opportunity to learn from your new connections.
Whilst it’s not guaranteed, trade shows can help you generate leads. If someone is potentially interested in what you do, you can swap contact information and this could lead to new customers. It’s also a great opportunity to capture contact details of your ideal client and enter them into an email funnel allowing you to keep in touch and keep up awareness of your brand so that if they do ever need your services, you are right there in front of them.
Show potential customers / clients who you are and what you do
With so much space allotted to you, a trade stand is an amazing opportunity to show what you do. It doesn’t matter whether you are product-based or service-based either as both can do equally well. If you sell one or more products, you can showcase them at the event so that your customers can see them upfront and if you sell a service you can use graphics, stationary and signage to promote it.
Stay up-to-date on industry trends
Even if you just go to a trade show as an attendee, it can be a great opportunity to gain valuable insights into your target audience. You’ll also learn more about the latest industry trends and see what other businesses are doing. In this way it can help you to stay up-to-date and if necessary you can adapt your offer to stay relevant and competitive. Some shows have guest speakers so you may learn something new that will help you in your own business.
Build your brand awareness
Exhibiting at a tradeshow is a fantastic way to build brand recognition for your business. By displaying your logo, business name, and other branding elements at your trade stand, attendees will be more likely to remember your business and recognise it in the future. The more shows you attend, the more you and your brand will be recognised leading to increased visibility and potentially, leads.
Increase your credibility and authority
By exhibiting at a tradeshow, your business can increase its credibility in the industry. Attendees will see that your business is serious about what it does and your business will be seen as the authority in your industry. This can help you build trust with potential customers or clients. It can also lead to collaborations and opportunities with other businesses.
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There are so many benefits to be gained from exhibiting at a trade show, it’s a great opportunity and one we think all businesses should consider. If you’re convinced, check out our article which offers tips on how to get the most out of exhibiting. At the same time, we understand that for some product-based businesses, it can be logistically challenging when it comes to transporting your goods, signage and stand furniture. That’s why we’re here. We understand the importance of straightforward and organised logistics when it comes to exhibiting and we’re here to make that process as smooth as possible.
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