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Community Guidelines

We Respect and Accept.

We treat all community members with respect, kindness, and empathy.
We embrace and celebrate the diversity of individuals, cultures, and backgrounds within our community.

01

We Support Our Local Businesses.

We promote and support local artisans, makers, and small businesses in the Tampa Bay area. We encourage collaboration, sharing of resources, and knowledge among community members. When requested, we give constructive feedback and help others improve their craft and businesses.

02

We’re Honest and Transparent.

We encourage our community to conduct business in an honest, transparent, and ethical manner. We acknowledge and rectify any mistakes or issues promptly and professionally. We respect intellectual property rights and refrain from copying or reproducing others’ work without permission.

03

We Foster a Positive Environment.

We try to maintain a positive and uplifting atmosphere within the community by offering words of encouragement, support, and motivation to fellow artisans and business owners. We avoid engaging in or promoting gossip, negativity, or unnecessary competition.

04

We Share Knowledge and Experiences.

We’re willing to share knowledge, expertise, and experiences with others by providing helpful advice, guidance, and resources to newcomers or those seeking assistance.

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Tents lined up on the street for a handmade market
Couple walking through a street market
Hand going through rack of handmade St. Pete t-shirts

These guidelines aim to create a positive, inclusive, and supportive community for all members.

By adhering to these principles, we can collectively thrive as a vibrant and caring handmade small business and market community in the Tampa Bay area.

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Handmade Tampa Bay highlights handmade artisans and vendor markets in the Tampa Bay area to promote the success of small businesses and introductions between makers, markets, and locals.

white palm tree icon inside a navy circle

Handmade Tampa Bay highlights handmade artisans and vendor markets in the Tampa Bay area to promote the success of small businesses and introductions between makers, markets, and locals.