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Weekend Market Business – Owners Experience

Have you ever considered running a weekend market business? We spoke to Di from The Mousetrap about running her weekend Gourmet Cheese business in Fremantle WA What does a typical weekend look like for you at the Mousetrap?

into it, it is actually very interesting and I think you could probably learn for the rest of your life.

Friday is our regulars’ day, some of our customers come every week for their special French brie or blue. We also have a good range of English cheeses, which of course attracts the English. The French people can’t believe the variety of their French cheeses we have in stock. They go away very happy to have something from home.

Does your team have a good knowledge of the Cheeses?

The weekends see plenty of people at the markets for a day out. I love the carefree feeling of the customers and the other stallholders. We have a lot of regulars come in for their weekly cheese and a lot of tourists wanting some of our own local cheese to take home.

We have a great team! Evi is a German Lady who grew up going to markets with her mother and father selling cheese - there is not much she dosen’t know about cheese! Then we have a French lady, Liz who is also very knowledgeable and has a real gift with sales. To top that off we have a South American who is a great communicator and last but not least my friend Rita who loves cooking and can pass on all sorts of tips and ideas to the customers as to what they can do with their cheese. The customers love this!

Why did you decide to run a weekend Market Business?

What do you think keeps your Gourmet Cheese Business busy?

The Mousetrap only opens Friday, Saturday and Sunday so I have the rest of the week to myself! I actually rent a studio in Fremantle and spend my free days on our property south of Mandurah.

Market stalls need that sort of extra thing to keep customers coming back. With over 150 different varieties we have cheeses from all over the world but also include cheeses from Australia ie: King Island - Tasmania, Victoria, South Australia and of course some local ones from Western Australia. It makes our business interesting and customers continually returning.

I knew very little about cheese when we bought the business but the girls were amazing and I now feel totally confident selling our cheeses. When you get

FOR SALE The Mousetrap is currently for sale due to recent health diagnosis. Great team in place, good profits, over 150 varieties of cheese. You could run your own weekend market business! Any Reasonable offer considered - Please email themousetrap@bigpond.comof phone Bob on 0429 103 033 for more information. View Details online: http://www.bsale.com.au/businesses/for_sale/64380/fremantle-wa-gourmet-cheese-shop 6

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This editions showcases hundreds of Businesses and Franchises for sale in Australia. With listing by private sellers, brokers and franchise...