I spent a few days in Vegas for the 2018 Shot Show this past week.
I started attending four years ago to work the Glockstore booth but now I spend the time getting caught up on work, meeting friends and vendors from overseas, studying booth design and marketing materials, and exploring business opportunities.
It was a great time, though if I could do it over again, I would have scheduled some meetings in advance and put together a more clear plan.
Shot Show is a playground for people who like guns, but it’s also a great event for business opportunities. Most of the companies there are desperate for people with technical or creative competence.
Since I’ve got a lot of young people who read this blog, I’ll say this: if you’re looking for a job, consider going to trade shows instead of recruiting fairs. You can often speak directly with the founders of the business, get to know their problems, and offer some solutions. And you’ll have no hiring competition.
At the Shot Show in particular, you might go around with a video camera and shoot interviews to later sell to the businesses as a marketing asset. You might take photos or design better logos for the companies on the spot. You sell them on setting up live chat for their website or help them start accepting Bitcoin Cash as a payment method. The opportunity is endless.
Anyways, here are some photos:
I’m not a hunter but if I were, I’d get Under Armor’s hunting gear, mostly because it would make me feel cool.
I’m looking forward to 2019 greatly and plan to stay the full week next time.