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Let’s Talk!

By journalism student and TVM special guest, Makenna Baily The inaugural TVM Talks event, held on July 13 at Balter, was a huge success filled with insight into the business…

By journalism student and TVM special guest, Makenna Baily

The inaugural TVM Talks event, held on July 13 at Balter, was a huge success filled with insight into the business world. Businesswomen, creatives and aspiring entrepreneurs gathered for a night of tunes, Mexican food, good vibes and insightful conversation on how to form a strong foundation for a successful business.

Journalist Amy Mills led the stellar panel which included home-grown TVM success stories, F+H Jewellery founder Sharona Harris, Sweet Child of Mine’s Kendra Miller-Sherley and Molly & Polly’s Kirsten Beck. These three women openly shared the highs and lows of their business journeys, offered valuable tips for anyone wanting to take the entrepreneurial leap of faith and start their own business and were also quick to express their gratitude towards TVM, who have provided them – and hundreds of other businesses - with a platform to sell their products, interact with customers and become part of a creative and supportive community.

The night was filled with one last surprise when TVM co-founders, Marissa Bowden and Sarah Schoeller, announced the release of their first eBook, How to Launch Your Startup.

The two hardworking and passionate mothers have created an amazing guide in an effort to provide new business owners with “the things we wished we’d known when starting out.” With an array of handful hints, tips and advice, the new eBook is a business owner’s dream come true.

Despite my lack of knowledge on the world of business, I can honestly say that I came away from the night with a greater understanding and an array of tips that will also help propel me in my journalism studies. I truly look forward to the next TVM talks.

Words by Makenna Baily.

Images by Alice Wint, @shecriedwolf

Thank you to Balter and Sol Cleanse for providing drinks (and a killer venue) for our TVM Talks guests.

Thanks to Sharona, Kirsten and Kendra for agreeing to be on our pannel and to journalist Amy Mills.

Thanks also to Little Wahaca for the delicious food, Scott Dalton for the tunes, Jackie from Au Fait for the stylish photobooth, our lucky door prize businesses The Borrowed Nursery, Essence of Living, Edwards and Co, Sweet Child of Mine, F+H Jewellery and Molly and Polly Swimwear and to all the businesses who ensured guests received a fab goodie bag such as Essence of Living, Nutra Organics, Body Cleanse Studio, Collective Hub and more.

Thanks also to everyone who joined us for our first ever TVM Talks event!! If you have images from the night we'd love to see them, make sure you tag us at #TVMxTalks @thevillagemarkets, or send them to us so we can share.

x Marissa and Sarah

 

 

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TVM Talks is next week – have you got your tickets?

INSPIRING CONVERSATION, CREATIVE FOLK + GOOD VIBES We are super excited to be bringing you our very first TVM Talks event next week! Tickets are still available but selling fast,…

INSPIRING CONVERSATION, CREATIVE FOLK + GOOD VIBES

We are super excited to be bringing you our very first TVM Talks event next week! Tickets are still available but selling fast, grab yours now - here.

It's bound to be an awesome night, and everyone is welcome to join us. Hear from three successful business women who started at TVM and have gone on to grow their business on an international stage including Sharona Harris of F+H Jewellery, Kirsten Beck of Molly & Polly and Kendra Miller-Sherley of Sweet Child Of Mine. The girls will be chatting in an open and honest interview and you'll have the opportunity to ask them questions at the end, as well as hearing from TVM founders Marissa Bowden and Sarah Schoeller.

Your ticket also includes delicious dinner by Little Wahaca, a beer by Balter, a juice by Sol Cleanse, live music by Scott Dalton, our inspiring live interview, amazing lucky door prizes, goodie bags and a photobooth - all in the rad space of Balter.

We hope you can join us!

OUR SPEAKERS

SHARONA HARRIS - F+H JEWELLERY

Former Marketing and PR for Oscar Oscar Salons (for ten years), Sharona Harris launched her business in 2014 on the Gold Coast after seeing a gap in the market for tough-luxe jewellery and wanting to create her own business.

Harris has most certainly carved a niche in a saturated market and the brand which is now seen as one of Australia’s most loved fashion jewellery brands, is worn by the likes of Margot Robbie, Isabel Lucas, Jessica Gomes, Margaret Zhang and Lara Worthington to name a few.

As an entrepreneur, Harris is also making waves having been voted 2016 Australian Fashion Designer of the Year by Cosmopolitan magazine and appearing on countless international fashion and lifestyle websites.

KIRSTEN BECK - MOLLY & POLLY

Having grown up in Far North Queensland with the Great Barrier Reef as her playground, it’s no surprise Kirsten Beck was inspired by the ocean and travel when launching her own business in the form of cult swimwear label, Molly and Polly in 2012 at just 21 years of age.

Taking the plunge and launching her own brand in 2012 with a stall at The Village Markets has proved to be the best decision Beck has made, with the label shipped internationally daily, boasting an online community of over 200,000, worn by celebs such as Tash Oakley, Ariana Grande, Lena Perminova, Alli Simpson to name a few and appearing in Vogue Espana, Vogue Italia, Elle Australia, Vogue Australia and Grazia magazines.

Molly and Polly has also been featured by world trend forecaster WGSN and is retailed by international stockists City Beach and Princess Polly.

KENDRA MILLER - SHERLEY

With a wealth of knowledge in the fashion industry having worked at Billabong for nine years where she worked her way up the ranks to Senior Buyer, with a prior six-year stint at Surf Dive N Ski, it was only a matter of time before Kendra Miller-Sherley took the entrepreneurial leap of faith and launched her own business.

With a vision in mind and samples underway, it was four years of planning before the opportunity to spend more time with her two babies won out and Sweet Child Of Mine was launched in 2012, with a stall at The Village Markets.

With clients such as the Jolie-Pitt kids, it’s no doubt this label has carved it’s own niche in the popular childrenswear clothing market. However, with six staff and a strong wholesale network, Miller-Sherley insists remaining a permanent fixture at each TVM event is an essential part of her business.

FOOD BY LITTLE WAHACA

TUNES BY SCOTT DALTON

BEER BY BALTER

JUICE BY SOL CLEANSE

LUCKY DOOR PRIZES BY ESSENCE OF LIVING, EDWARDS AND CO, THE BORROWED NURSERY, F+H JEWELLERY, SWEET CHILD OF MINE AND MOLLY & POLLY.

HELD AT THE BORROWED NURSERY

Tickets are available now, here.

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Be Inspired at TVM Talks

Be inspired and gain insight from a panel of three TVM brands at our inaugural TVM Talks networking event Thursday 13th July 2017. Held at The Borrowed Nursery this event…

Be inspired and gain insight from a panel of three TVM brands at our inaugural TVM Talks networking event Thursday 13th July 2017.

Held at The Borrowed Nursery this event will feature the creative brains behind Molly & Polly, jewellery genius Sharona Harris from F+H Jewellery and mum-prenuer, Kendra Miller-Sherley from Sweet Child of Mine.

Takeaways:

  • The opportunity to network with the TVM community
  • TVM Tote filled with goodies
  • Be inspired by our panel of three entrepreneurs during our Q&A session conducted by journalist Amy Mills with open questions at the end
  • Delicious starters and a Mexican dinner by Little Wahaca
  • One Balter beer (18+ event)
  • Live Music by Jackson James Smith
  • The opportunity to win amazing lucky door prizes including: Edwards&Co cut, colour and goodie bag valued at $500 and more prizes to be won.

Perfect for:

  • Business owners
  • If you're thinking of starting your own business
  • Those seeking inspiration

BOOK HERE

Date: Thursday, 13th July 2017
Time: 6.30pm - 8.30pm
Location: The Borrowed Nursery, 42-44 Cronulla Avenue, Mermaid Beach QLD 4218
Price: $70.00
Contact: hi@thevillagemarkets.co
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