I credit I Made It! Market with taking my sewing hobby and launching it into the thriving small business that it is today. Less than two years ago, I was wondering if the enjoyable sewing and creating that I was doing could be a sustainable way to earn money for my family. I had heard of the amazing reputation of I Made It! Market events, and once I applied, I found them to be reliable, efficient, cost-effective, and amazingly fun ways for me to grow my business, create new contacts, and reach the clientele my business needed. Through Carrie Nardini, the IMI team, and the other wonderful vendors at events, I have made countless contacts, received invaluable advice, and have even slowly begun a wholesale/consignment side to my business. I also receive ongoing support and encouragement that enable me to bravely try new ideas and plan for growth. I Made It! Market is the perfect platform for launching and sustaining a growing small local business, and because of its excellent reputation and dedication to cultivating a community of creators, the customer base is loyal and expanding!