You’re heading out to your first show, If you’re just not sure how much money to bring or what kind of card reader to use I hope to shed some light here on some of the options that are offered currently.
A lot of people in today’s world don’t carry much cash, so a card reader is great to have at your shows. You will still want to have cash on hand as well though. Make sure you have plenty of 1’s and 5’s to make change throughout the day. A good idea is to look at your price points and figure a lot of people will carry twenty dollar bills. What kind of change will you be giving back to them? And don’t forget your sales tax, if you have your sales tax license already.* You’ll want to be sure to have enough pennies, nickels, dimes, and quarters as well.