Your Trade Show Budget Worksheet: How to Financially Plan for your Next Event

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What do a trade show veteran and a novice exhibitor have in common?

If you answered a long to-do-list, you would be right. If you also answered budgeting challenges, you’d be doubly right.

Let’s face it, planning a trade show budget can be tricky, and with a long and varied list of tasks demanding your attention, it can be tough to create an accurate budget.

Not to worry! This post contains practical advice and easy-to-apply budget planning solutions. Also, check out our trade show budget worksheet included in this post!

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Trade Show Attire: Do’s and Don’ts


How Trade Show Attire Helps Your Trade Show ROI

At trade shows and business conferences your trade show booth and collateral aren’t the only things representing your company to attendees. For the duration of the trade show you are a walking representation of the brand. You only have seconds to make a first impression at trade shows, so naturally your trade show attire and appearance will matter greatly. Follow this list of Do’s and Don’ts to have the right effect on your trade show ROI.

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Horror Story: Three Terrifying Trade Show Mistakes


Halloween is upon us, and with it come terrifying visions of specters, apparitions and phantoms.  Preternatural creatures are not the only thing that can strike terror in the hearts of event marketers. Horror stories of everything from missing trade show booths to forgetting equipment back at the office can be enough to keep even the most seasoned event marketer up at night. Below, we highlight three frightful follies that event marketers can fall prey to, as well as tips on how to avoid these trade show mistakes.

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Nimlok’s Best: Award-Winning Reconfigurable Exhibits

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Reconfigurable trade show exhibits offer exhibitors an adaptable multipurpose exhibit solution perfect for presenting a custom look and feel from event to event. In this post, we highlight three dynamic reconfigurable exhibit solutions that not only provided their exhibitors with a stylish vehicle for their event marketing campaigns, but also won awards at their respective shows.

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Trade Show 101: Tips for Small Business Exhibiting


For small businesses, attending a trade show is no cheap endeavor. However, small businesses have much to gain by exhibiting. With proper planning and a clear idea of what they want to achieve, small business owners can find the experience of exhibiting at a trade show invaluable. With that in mind, here are a few trade show tips for small business owners to use at their next event.

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