Industry Resources


Festival Network Online

Search the largest online database of festivals and fairs, extensive details on all listings. Serving vendors, crafters, artists, and entertainers since 1996. Free & paid services. (

National Flea Market Association

The National Flea Market Association exists to serve the public interest and to benefit the flea market industry by fostering high standards of business conduct which merits public trust. (

National Retail Federation

The National Retail Federation is the world's largest retail trade association, with membership that comprises all retail formats and channels of distribution. A tremendous resource! (

North Amercian Retail Dealers Association

NARDA'S mission is to provide the power of knowledge to independent retailers through progressive education, information and services, with friendly and prompt service. (

Retail Industry Leaders Association

(Formerly IMRA) The world's leading alliance of retailers and their product and service suppliers. RILA leads and serves the most successful and innovative retailers and suppliers through the delivery of world-class education, innovation and advocacy. (

Illinois Retail Merchants Association

The Illinois Retail Mechants Association is one of the largest state retail organizations in the United States. IRMA can help protect your interests in state government, save you money, and keep you informed. (


Independent Retailer is the leading trade publication for independent retail store owners. Each month, Independent Retailer delivers in-depth news and feature stories, targeted to the everyday business needs of independent retailers, wholesalers, distributors and closeout buyers.

FleaMarketZone serves the national flea market and swap meet industry by offering news, advice, and networking opportunities to market managers, vendors, and other industry professionals.


National Federation of Independent Business

The nation's largest small-business advocacy group representing the consensus views of its 600,000 members in DC and all 50 state capitals. (


SCORE is a Resource Partner with the U.S. Small Business Administration. (

Wholesale Central is strictly business to business. No consumer sales. No retail sales. Wholesale only.
Wholesale Central is a B2B directory that helps wholesale buyers find wholesale suppliers and products. When you find a supplier, please follow the link to their web site where you can do business with them directly.
Recommended by FORBES as a top-pick for wholesale buying and selling.

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