Using the flea market as a platform helps entrepreneurs expand their business without requiring a lot of up-front cash.
“I sold things all the time when I was younger. When I was in high school, I sold candy, school supplies and jewelry. Recently I decided to use my passion to start my own fresh produce business and sell it at Flea Market Tallahassee,” says small business owner, Julisa Espinoza.
Thousands of visitors drop by Flea Market Tallahassee each weekend to shop.
The market, located on Capital Circle SW, has almost 400 vendors on site. Among those, you can find books, clothing, collectibles, plants, fresh produce, household items and more.
Business owners pay anywhere from $20-$40 to rent a booth for the weekend. All booths are 8-feet by 10-feet and include one 3-foot by 8-foot table. This is an investment for entrepreneurs who do not want to spend money on a brick-and-mortar shop. It also offers a more personal relationship with the producer and consumer.
A flea market motivates business owners to be more creative than their competition. Markets also help entrepreneurs use this medium to connect with customers for a cheaper price.
“I come here a lot for antique items. I have a collection of old silverware but I also like finding things that could serve as house décor. I’m always happy to find things I like for a low price,” says shopper Anne Denmark.
The market can be enjoyed by consumers of all ages. It consists of low-price items for those who are budget conscience and it also has collectible items that are hard to find elsewhere.
A wide variety of food options for all tastes is available at the market.
Flea Market Tallahassee is located on 5353 Capital Circle SW. The market hours are Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.