Street style snaps from TVM, Sunday 15 July 2018 – were you amongst them? #thevillagemarkets
Come hang and enjoy our epic lineup of local boutique market stalls, gourmet street eats, the preloved and vintage rack sale and live tunes, today at The Village Markets. Sunday…
Sunday 15 July 2018 at Burleigh Heads State School 8.30AM - 1PM
New to TVM this Sunday is Allure Art, by Cassandra Ashton Thomas. Founded in her studio at Runaway Bay in May 2018, Cassandra a graphic designer, works with alcohol ink,…
New to TVM this Sunday is Allure Art, by Cassandra Ashton Thomas. Founded in her studio at Runaway Bay in May 2018, Cassandra a graphic designer, works with alcohol ink, ink and watercolors to create original art pieces.
TVM: What inspires your work?
CT: My inspiration comes from the colours and forms found in nature. Living on the Gold Coast I am surrounded by a never-ending wonderland of oceans, lush green forests and a bounty of colourful flora. Using colour as language, my work is alive with emotion through the movement of inks and luscious layers. Each painting is filled with layer upon layer of ink, building a rich history into each piece.
What do you find to be the biggest challenge in having your own business?
For me one of the biggest challenges in being a full-time artist is the pressure to compete with big box stores and items made cheaply in other countries. Also reserving uninterrupted creative time in amongst busy days! It is the cornerstone of growth and success for my business since its vibrant nature is what differentiates it from others.
If you were to offer any advice to other emerging artists, what would it be?
To listen to what others have to say—friends, family, experts, even yourself. When it comes to things that have to do with your entrepreneurial goals, be a sponge. As you learn, start to work out the idea in your head. Write things down. Keep notes from all the resources you come across to develop a detailed plan. Don’t go it alone! Call on your trusted advisers and contacts to help work through and get you back on track.
You can find Allure Art at TVM this Sunday 15 July.
We are back this Sunday baby! Find us at Burleigh Heads State School with live tunes, boutique market stalls, pre-loved designer and vintage Rack Sales and good vibes. Street food…
We are back this Sunday baby! Find us at Burleigh Heads State School with live tunes, boutique market stalls, pre-loved designer and vintage Rack Sales and good vibes.
Street food stalls by Hungarian Food Factory, Little Sprinkles Bakery, Little Wahaca, Smoothjuice, The Weiner Haus, Jardin Juice Co and more.
The best lineup of boutique market stalls includes Allure Art,Inner Relm Surf, Sweet Child of Mine, Ace of swords, Astrocytes Fitness, Baby Bird, Bam Loves Boo, Bandeaux, Bones Society, Bonita Havana, Coco Lou the Label, Comfort and Calm, DESERT WANDERER, Divine Creatures Jewellery, Eco Sisters Beauty Buffet, Forgotten Modern, Frankly My Dear, Frocktail Party, Ghost and Lola, Halo & Horns Company, Iron and Cub, Jbk Designs, Leather Me Baby, Limbo Collective, manning made, Melon & Goliath, Mermaid Collective, Nicotte, NIGHT TIGER, Olas Supply Co., Rustic Peppermint, Santography by Danny Santangelo, SunLounge, The Botanica Whyte Collective, The Lobster Shanty, the pod.shop, The Pup Club, Two In The Sun, VENNER, Weave and Willow, WILD HEART, Zoozap Eyewear, ZYLO, One Fable, Drift Trading Co, The Elements Co, Huckleberry Flowers, RAWKANVAS, Bronte and more.
Live tunes are by Scott Dalton and Lily Budiasa, check here for times.
There is plenty of public transport to TVM and some parking at the event, otherwise there's parking in surrounding streets and over at the carpark on Connor Street, just a short stroll away.
Make sure you tag your pics @thevillagemarkets #thevillagemarkets so we can see them, we love to see what our community is up to.
TVM | Sunday 15 July 2018 | 8:30am - 1pm | Burleigh Heads State School
Image by Mel Carrero
Each market we give one start-up business that catches our eye the opportunity to launch their brand at TVM and introduce their creative business to our community, via our TVM…
Each market we give one start-up business that catches our eye the opportunity to launch their brand at TVM and introduce their creative business to our community, via our TVM Startup Stall initiative. We’re excited to introduce Bronte Cooper and her label Bronte to TVM this weekend, as this weeks recipient.
After growing up in Bali, Indonesia and going on to work in a manufacturing factory for a year, Bronte moved back to Australia and studied Fashion in Brisbane.
Inspired by the women in her life who were running their own businesses, she decided to take the plunge and create her own. Bronte designs elegant women’s clothing, designed to cultivate confidence, femininity and individuality.
Find Bronte at TVM this Sunday 15 July and you can also shop online via her website, here.
We’re looking forward to welcoming talented muso Scott Dalton back to TVM this Sunday 15 July and our girl Lily Budiasa is back – we can never get enough of…
We're looking forward to welcoming talented muso Scott Dalton back to TVM this Sunday 15 July and our girl Lily Budiasa is back - we can never get enough of this talented woman. Come and hang with us under the trees for more sweet Sunday vibes. We've got a great lineup of boutique market stalls, rack sales and street food for you.
Make sure you tag your pics @thevillagemarkets #thevillagemarkets, so we can see them!
TVM Sunday 15 July 2018 | 8:30am - 1pm | Burleigh Heads State School | #thevillagemarkets
Check out the street style at TVM on Sunday July 1st 2018….were you snapped? You can follow our snaps on the day and share your own pics with us at…
Check out the street style at TVM on Sunday July 1st 2018....were you snapped?
You can follow our snaps on the day and share your own pics with us at @thevillagemarkets #thevillagemarkets
The next installment of our How To series is here with local Lawyer, Liam Young. When starting out, often the last thing on your mind is business administration. But take…
The next installment of our How To series is here with local Lawyer, Liam Young. When starting out, often the last thing on your mind is business administration. But take it from us... it pays to cross your T's and dot your I's before launching. In this post Liam provides invaluable advice, covering off all the must-do's prior to launching your business. Read on and enjoy!
So, you’ve decided to take the leap and start your own business. First up, congratulations because putting your idea into implementation is always the biggest step.
Now that you have started up, or are about to, there will be some legal aspects to running an business that you probably haven’t considered but will be incredibly important in the long run.
The list of legal considerations that may affect you are too endless to mention and will always be dependent on your own circumstances. There really is rarely a one size fits all approach to starting up. That said, there are some things that are common to all new businesses and I’ll touch on a few of these here.
More than likely the first thing that should be done is to incorporate your company. This can be done relatively easily online or with the help of your accountant or solicitor.
It is generally considered that a company is the most useful structure to trade through when starting a business. That said, there are other options such as operating as a sole trader that may suit you depending on your circumstances.
At this stage in the process you should also be turning your mind to agreements between the parties that are running the business. If it’s just you running the business then this won’t apply (unless you have some financial backing from third parties). However, if there are 2 or more of you involved then you need to turn your minds to getting an agreement done that sets out how things are to work in the event everyone wants to go their separate ways.
It may seem too early but the last thing you want is to get a few years down the track and one of your partners needs to exit the business and there’s no real plan for how that will happen. Nothing will cost you more than a messy exit from the business by a partner who feels hard done by.
2. Intellectual Property
As a creative business intellectual property is your key asset. You need to make sure you protect this asset to the fullest extent possible from the outset.
There are many different categories of intellectual property but you are most likely to be seeking to protect either a patent, a trademark or copyright.
How you’ll protect each of these categories is different so it is important that you either research it thoroughly or, preferably, get some advice. There’s some great advice available on ipaustralia.gov.au
3. ABN and Tax
This is more the sphere of your accountant but you’ll need to register for an ABN so that you can commence trading.
You’ll also need to get yourself set up to start remitting tax and other payments, such as:
You will need a few essential policies that set out how you’ll interact with your customers everyday. These are:
- Terms and conditions – this will govern areas such as returns and refunds, consumer guarantees, delivers and disclaimers. These need to be clear to your customers, for example, a button accepting the terms and conditions when purchasing via your website.
- Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard – This is an information security standard for handling card payments that is designed to increase controls around cardholder data and reduce credit card fraud. You may outsource payments to a third party, such as Paypal, who will be responsible for this.
There will be a host of contracts that you will start entering into. Make sure you read them and understand your obligations under them.
For example, some supply contracts may require director guarantees that make you personally liable if you fail to make payment.
You will also probably need some standard contracts for aspects of your business, such as for suppliers or contractors working for your business.
6. Legal Health Check
Make sure you develop a good working relationship with your solicitor so that you can run issues by them as the need arises.
At some point you should get your solicitor to run their eyes over your business and let you know what is working well and where there are areas of improvement. This should then be done on a regular basis.
Liam Young 1300 189 697
Nothing beats a sunny Winter’s Day spent hanging with friends at your fave local market. Join us today for a beautiful lineup of boutique stalls, the pre-loved Rack Sales, lives…
Nothing beats a sunny Winter's Day spent hanging with friends at your fave local market. Join us today for a beautiful lineup of boutique stalls, the pre-loved Rack Sales, lives tunes and street eats.
8.30AM - 1PM Sunday 1 July 2018 at Burleigh Heads State School
TVM is on this Sunday with a sweet lineup of boutique market stalls, our pre-loved designer and vintage Rack Sales, street food, live tunes and epic Sunday vibes. Stalls include…
TVM is on this Sunday with a sweet lineup of boutique market stalls, our pre-loved designer and vintage Rack Sales, street food, live tunes and epic Sunday vibes.
Stalls include Sweet Child of Mine, Attic Collective, B Inspired Healthy Lifestyle, Caz Creations, Comfort &Calm, DESERT WANDERER, Divine Creatures Jewellery, Drift Trading Co, Dust, Eco Sisters, Feather & Grant, Forgotten Modern, Frocktail Party, Halo and Horns, HARVEST CLAY, HUNCHMARK, Jack Tars Locker, JbK designs, Lakiki, Limbo Collective, Luxe Luna, Malu Le, manning made, MOOI, NIGHT TIGER, Olas Supply Co., One Fable, RAWKANVAS, Rustic Peppermint, Serpentium, Silver and Cold Jewels, Tanora, The Elements Co., The Lobster Shanty, The SunLounge, Wanderers Co, Zeffa and Fosse, ZOOZAP EYEWEAR and more.
Food stalls include Hungarian Food, Jardin Juice Co, The Koconut Kid, Little Sprinkles Bakery, Smoothjuice, The Kitchen Garden, The Wiener Haus and more.
Live tunes are by Jackson James Smith and Lily Budiasa. Check here for times.
We can't wait to see you this weekend at the Gold Coasts fave market! Make sure you tag us in your pics @thevillagemarkets #thevillagemarkets
Some parking is available on the oval, in surrounding streets, or just a short stroll away at Connor Street.
The Village Markets | Sunday 1st July 2018 | 8:30am - 1pm | Burleigh Heads State School
Come and hang with us this Sunday at TVM under the trees for some chilled live tunes by Lily Budiasa and Jackson James Smith. Times: Jackson James Smith 8:30am -…
Come and hang with us this Sunday at TVM under the trees for some chilled live tunes by Lily Budiasa and Jackson James Smith.
The Village Markets | Sunday 1st July 2018 | 8:30am - 1pm | Burleigh Heads State School, Gold Coast
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Jackson James Smith
There’s market stalls and then there’s aesthetically pleasing market stalls – the kind that present your brand and products in the best possible light. Let’s be honest – if it…
There’s market stalls and then there’s aesthetically pleasing market stalls – the kind that present your brand and products in the best possible light. Let’s be honest - if it looks that good on the outside, chances are the products inside are just as dreamy and your customers are more likely to want to connect with your brand.
A standout in the stall presentation stakes at TVM is Drift Trading Co, the lovechild of Lou Martin and her handy husband Paul (a qualified carpenter/joiner). We spoke to Lou to get the inside tips on how to nail your stall presentation.
Your stall is known as being ridiculously good-looking, how important is a well-presented market stall?
Ha, ha that’s very kind! We do put a lot of effort into our stall. I guess we kind of see our stall as our little shop front – it’s the face of ‘Drift Trading Co.’ We work super hard to produce a quality, handmade product and we want to display it in the best light possible – it needs to reflect our brand.
One of our motto’s from the start has been to continuously improve our stall fit-out – at the end of every market we reassess and ask ourselves how could it work better practically or look better – it’s evolved quite a bit from the early days.
We both actually really love doing The Village Markets twice a month – I guess when you’re working fairly autonomously all week it’s nice to get out and meet your customers – I also think our customers enjoy seeing the face behind the brand. We’ve gained a really lovely repeat customer base and it’s a really great feeling seeing a familiar face walk back into our stall – nothing beats praise for something that you’ve made with your own two hands.
How did you design your stall layout?
Our stall layout has evolved over time as our product range has grown. We’ve always had a stall that allows our customers to walk in and around, rather than just walk past (i.e. past a table front) - it creates more of a shop feel and makes it easier for customers to browse without feeling hassled or pressured to purchase. We use a lot of recycled timber as it’s our thing and it’s where Paul’s talent lies – it also works beautifully with our product story and branding.
Paul had the idea for our current fit-out for quite a while before he actually built it, however the vehicle we had at the time was too small to transport the solid wall structure he had in mind.
The actual construction of our ‘mini shop’ took a weekend for Paul to complete – this is bearing in mind his background in building.
How long does it take you both to setup on market day? Do you have any cheeky tricks to make life easier/less stressful when setting up - given it's a limited time frame?
Hmmm, we are usually the last to finish setting up and the last to finish packing up but we do have quite an elaborate set up! We go pretty flat out for an hour and a half before our stall setup is complete.
In terms of set up tricks, trolleys are definitely our friend when it comes to transporting product and display items to our site. We each have our roles during setup time so that we don’t get in each other’s way and we maximise the time to our best use - you kind of get into a bit of a rhythm after a year or two! We also have a checklist that we run through when packing for the market so that we don’t miss anything.
Drift Trading Co’s Top Five Tips for Market Stall Presentation:
- Think about how you would want your products displayed in a shop – what would the shop look like? What kind of feel or image do you want to portray?
- Make sure your products are displayed at eye height and easy to access. People like to pick products up and touch, feel, smell – that’s the difference between online shopping versus brick and mortar shops – it’s the experience.
- Add some greenery or dried flowers – make it feel welcoming and enticing.
- Make sure your prices are displayed and are easy to read – some people don’t like to ask how much things cost and will end up walking out if pricing is not displayed.
- Keep evolving – make sure you change things up every now and then – even if it’s just simple changes that keep it fresh and interesting.
Thanks so much Lou (and Paul!) for sharing this with our TVM community! Find Drift Trading Co. at TVM this Sunday 1st July 2018 and at every other TVM.
We snapped some stylish folk at the June TVM events, check out their style! Share your snaps with us! Tag @thevillagemarkets #thevillagemarkets
We snapped some stylish folk at the June TVM events, check out their style!
Share your snaps with us! Tag @thevillagemarkets #thevillagemarkets
Nothing beats a sunny Winter’s day at TVM. Grab a fresh espresso, pull out a rug and relax in the sun listening to live local tunes or browse our incred…