Olympic Vendor Space Available
It's not too late to get your share of the Olympic action: You can still lease vendor space in locations around Atlanta and Stone Mountain, Georgia.
The cost ranges from $10,000 to $20,000, says Munson Steed of B.G. Swing Games Management, the company in charge of Atlanta's Olympic economic development program. That fee gets you space on the land surrounding the games and a survival package with information on licenses, taxes and housing.
"Vendors supply their own carts, and the structure must have a very professional and polished look," explains Steed. He maintains that the most successful entrepreneurs will be those with products that meet food and comfort needs or are impulse buys.
"People often use our program to launch new products or chic specialty products," Steed says, adding that this upscale sports retailing environment is best for those with the capacity to sell at least $1,000 worth of product daily.
In addition to the Olympics, Munson's company is handling vending for the Para Olympics for people with disabilities; it runs for 10 days in the Atlanta area. For more information on the vendor program, call (404) 681-4800.