The Hawksbill Trading Company (HTC) is a grassroots organization created to support small business in Page County by giving them a store space to get a successful start. And as we grow we plan to become a proactive partner with local leaders and doers to nurture the small businesses our community needs.
Becoming a member of the COOP and vendor to the trading company puts you in a community with fellow local successful entrepreneurs. Many members enhance their skills in marketing, accounting, staging, merchandising, but we all have something to teach one another. We are open to testing new concepts and are a supportive community where success is defined only as trying.
To join is easy and you will receive many benefits.
First, fill out the Vendor Application and provide us with any written description, and/or photos that you might have along with an idea of the space needs you might have. Rent is set at a minimum of $25 a month and goes up from there at a rate of $1.50 per square foot per month. Submit the form with your $25 application fee to any board member or drop it by the HTC. Once it is submitted your application is reviewed and put to a vote by the board.
Your application fee becomes your first year’s dues, and is due annually by all members.
The Coop is managed by a board of directors and is owned by you our members. We have a president, treasurer and secretary that keep the trains running from a management perspective. We also have an Advisory Committee to guide us and the Advisory Chair is our human suggestion box and conflict manager.
Once voted into membership and accepted as a vendor we have two very important things to ask of you; pay your rent on time; and take any grievances up with our Advisory Chair, and not the general public. What you get from us is transparency with our accounting, marketing and management process.
Once in we will share with you our governing by laws and marketing plan so nothing is secret or ambiguous. We ask you to pay your rent on the first and we pay you your previous months sales on the fifth of the month. We pay the sales tax for you so you can focus on your product and growing your business.
The HTC is a membership owned and driven organization. You will have many opportunities to volunteer to help us all succeed. We need people to open the store, manage events, and help with accounting and marketing. So we invite you to get involved and help make the Hawksbill Trading Company small business’ big deal.
Fill out this Form and Return to HTC.