April 25, 2015 – Earth Day, Edgell Road Comon, Framingham, MA
We are always amazed at how many people turn up this early in the season.
May 3, 2015 – Paws In The Park, Wayside Inn, Sudbury, MA
Doggies galore! This is one of our favorte events.
May 16-17, 2015 – Joyce Crafts Shows, Wayside Inn, Sudbury, MA
This was a special event to get into for me personally. More than a decade ago, I used to come to this event just to buy ketle corn from “Grandpa’s Kettle Corn”. After seeing all the hub-bub over kettle corn, I decided to get into the business! Alas, grandpa has since retired – I was telling everyone that he lost this gig in a bar bet.
Velma’s ‘Wicked Delicious’ Kettle Corn is located in Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts. We travel with our popcorn machine to different locations in the New England area. We can also make kettle corn at your corporate function or event!
We’ll show you our Kettle Corn recipe. Feel free to burn a couple of your own pots and pans at home while trying to recreate it without a popcorn popper. It’s not easy!
Want to start your own kettle corn business? How does being your own boss in an all cash business grab ya? We’ve written a 83 page ebook which goes into detail on what you’ll need and where you’ll find it!
Freshly popped kettle corn can really excite all your patrons senses at your next business outing. Typically you can “buy us out” for a day and we’ll supply kettle corn to anyone and everyone there. If you have a smaller intimate crowd, we can offer our full sized bags, but when you’ve got to impress 200-300 people at at time, we can scale our portions down to meet the demand. It’s great for team building/networking/incentive events, trade shows, opening ceremonies, theme parties, trade mairs and corporate meetings. Email us to learn more!
I went nuts and took this entire blog and converted it into a Kindle ebook and slapped it up on Amazon. The thing is over 200 pages and has over 15 megs of photos. It certainly makes it easier to read everything off-line. I wanted to charge 99 cents, but Amazon wouldn’t allow me to because of all the data you end up downloading. It’s only 2 bucks at this point (the cheapest I could make it). You can take a look at it here:
I wanted to take a whack at Kindle/ebook marketing. As a Kindle publisher, you get to give your book out free for 5 days. The objective is to get as many (good) reviews as possible to help push it up the rankings on Amazon. Let me tell you, it’s very hard to get ANYBODY to give you a review. I paid for a Facebook BOOST to the 700 subscribers on my LIKED list. You typically get (1) review for every 100 people you approach. Some of the top Amazon reviewers leave their email address on their profile, inviting companies to give them stuff. At this point (March 10, 2015) I managed to get 17 reviews at 4.5 stars. I’m happy with that. After looking through lists of Amazon reviewers, it was obvious that my book wasn’t something that the mainstream wanted to see – ROMANCE NOVELS are the big sellers. I figured out after the fact that I should’ve been using the cover on the right.
I’ve been checking my stats on Amazon. I’ve only gotten a few downloads at this point, but with my 18 (mostly) postive reviews, I’m on page 4 of Entrepreneurshhip & Small Business : Entrpreneurship : Startups
Other stats: Entrepreneurship & Small Business : Entrpreneurship – Page 20, Entrepreneurship & Small Business : Home Based Business – Page 6. It will be interesting to see how this plays out over the next year.
Steve LIKES to shiver! He’s a real ski bum and decided to give free kettle corn to the kids who won medals at the ski race. Everyone else had to pay. I heard he did very well that weekend. Personally (Eric), I’d rather pop someplace warm like Florida or Hawaii.
The Connecting Point show on the PBS station WGBY in Springfield did a segment on Steve’s operation at the Springfield farmers market! I went out that day to help pop and hang with him and see his offspring. Steve got his own kettle corn tent when I moved to Onset 2 years ago and has been doing extremely well for himself. His fetish is to go to ski resorts, set up the tent there and pop in the snow and the cold. Go nuts Steve! Personally – I’d rather move to Maui and pop under a palm tree. He’s been calling himself “Velma’s West”. I pretend to show up from time to time from the ‘corporate’ office and give him a performance review.