The Village Markets

The Village Markets

Boutique Fashion & Lifestyle Market for Creative Entrepreneurs - Burleigh Heads, Gold Coast & Stones Corner, Brisbane Queensland

Author: Sarah Schoeller

Epic Easter Sunday at TVM

Your Easter Sunday just got a whole lot better… put down the eggs and head to Burleigh Heads State School for a eggscellent market day. The lineup is amazing, the…

Your Easter Sunday just got a whole lot better... put down the eggs and head to Burleigh Heads State School for a eggscellent market day. The lineup is amazing, the tunes are cranking and the eats will make you forget about the chocolate! Grab the fam bam and head on down!

Sunday 1st April at Burleigh Heads State School 8.30am - 1pm

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International Women’s Day – Patron Award Ambassador

Earlier this month we were awarded the Patron’s Award on International Women’s Day. Celebrating many amazing women, the lunch saw a room full of smart, driven and creative women come…

Earlier this month we were awarded the Patron's Award on International Women's Day. Celebrating many amazing women, the lunch saw a room full of smart, driven and creative women come together to celebrate our achievements. It was such an honour to be awarded this award, by women and for women and we're now proud Ambassador's for this special day.

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Sunny Sundays at TVM

It’s on! Your fave market day at Burleigh Head State School bursting with local goodness from talented designers, artists and creatives, stacks of street eats to fill your belly, live local…

It's on! Your fave market day at Burleigh Head State School bursting with local goodness from talented designers, artists and creatives, stacks of street eats to fill your belly, live local tunes and loads of good vibes.

Sunday 18 March 2018 at Burleigh Heads State School 8.30am - 1pm

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A Super Sweet Sunday + Rack Sales

Sunday’s don’t get much better than this friends…. one stellar lineup of amazing boutique market stalls, rad lives tunes, an epic range of wardrobes to raid at the Rack Sale,…

Sunday's don't get much better than this friends.... one stellar lineup of amazing boutique market stalls, rad lives tunes, an epic range of wardrobes to raid at the Rack Sale, plus delish street eats. Today Sunday 4th March 2018 at Burleigh Heads State School 8.30am - 1pm.

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Come hang at TVM

It’s our favourite day of the week, made even better by the fact that it’s time for TVM. Get down to Burleigh Heads State School today to soak up the…

It's our favourite day of the week, made even better by the fact that it's time for TVM.

Get down to Burleigh Heads State School today to soak up the good vibes, shop at your fave stalls and fill your belly with the best street eats.

Sunday 4th February 2018 at Burleigh Heads State School 8.30am - 1pm

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Sunday Sorted at TVM TODAY!

We’ve got your Sunday sorted as TVM lines up at Burleigh Heads State School today for an epic day of boutique shopping, street eats and live tunes… come hang! Sunday…


We’ve got your Sunday sorted as TVM lines up at Burleigh Heads State School today for an epic day of boutique shopping, street eats and live tunes... come hang!

Sunday 21 January 2018 at Burleigh Heads State School 8.30am - 1pm

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The First TVM for 2018!

Join us today at Burleigh Heads State School as we kick off the new year with the first market of 2018. Shop the best boutique market stalls, with loads of…

Join us today at Burleigh Heads State School as we kick off the new year with the first market of 2018. Shop the best boutique market stalls, with loads of newcomers joining us, plus enjoy street eats from all of your faves and live tunes on two stages.

See you today Sunday 7th January 2018 at Burleigh Heads State School 8.30am - 1pm.

 

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How to :: Build a Business, a Brand and a Tribe

When we started TVM in 2008, we never imagined that the seemingly small idea of starting a market, dreamed up on the back of our redundancies, would become a full…

When we started TVM in 2008, we never imagined that the seemingly small idea of starting a market, dreamed up on the back of our redundancies, would become a full blown business. Now with a tribe of 100K+ and having welcomed over 2,000 stall holders to our community, we couldn't be prouder of our achievements.

Almost 10 years on with a few awards under our belt, we'd love to share our knowledge with you, with our new eBook - How to Launch Your Startup.

Our Journey

We launched The Village Markets on MySpace, fired up our website and got busy! The first market was just nine stalls... yep nine (we now have 100+). Using our marketing backgrounds we canvassed potential stall holders, drafted up a business plan, secured a venue and kicked off in October 2008. It took a few years of working full-time and juggling the markets before we made the jump to working on TVM full-time. When we did, it was the best thing we ever did! Our business grew and we added a second monthly event.

Since then, we've built an amazing community of 2,000+ stall holders and a tribe of 110K+ followers across Facebook and Instagram. This wasn't by chance... passion and experience combined with hardwork have been the foundation of our business.

We've encountered challenges and with determination, always worked our way through them.

Our ethos is 'When our community succeeds, we succeed' and we've been lucky enough to help launch internationally acclaimed brands including Peony Swimwear, Kivari, Violet Gray and Molly & Polly, plus hosted thousands more.

Late last year we we're nominated as finalists for Cosmopolitan Magazine's Women of the Year in the Entrepreneurs of the Year category and most recently awarded the International Women's Day Patrons Ambassador Award.

How to Launch Your Startup is the guide we wish we had when starting out and it's been created to help make your journey into business easier, filled with 10 years of practical business knowledge.

Our Achievements

2018: Recipients of the International Womens Day Patrons Ambassador Award
2017: Gold Coast Young Entrepreneurs of the Year finalists
2017: Griffith University Outstanding Alumnus of the Year
August 2017: Cosmo's Women of the Year Finalists - Entrepreneur of the Year Finalists
July 2016: Gold Coast Business Excellence Awards - Tourism, Hospitality and Events Category
March 2015: Gold Coast's Best Market - Gold Coast Bulletin Best of Poll
October 2014: Gold Coast Young Entrepreneurs of the Year finalists
July 2014: Gold Coast Business Excellence Awards - Retail, Wholesale & Distribution Category
May 2013:  Gold Coast Business Excellence Awards - Retail, Wholesale & Distribution Category

About the Authors

Marissa and Sarah both hold Business Degrees, majoring in marketing, along with extensive practical events, marketing and PR knowledge from years of working across various industries. We've been in business for 10 years and have the credentials to prove our business strategies work.

What's in the book?

It guides you through building a business with:

  • A simple and easy to follow starter checklist on launching
  • Insights from us and successful stall holders on running and succeeding in business
  • A marketing strategy guide
  • Lessons from our journey and;
  • A highlight, the Startup Toolkit - a total list of tools essential for any new business, as tried and tested by us.

Contents

Page 4 - Foreword By Amy Mills
Page 5 - Founders, How We Achieved Success
Page 7 - Background To The Village Markets
Page 9  - Business Insights From The Last Nine Years
Page 10 - Business Insights From TVM Stall Holders
Page 12 - New Business Start Up Checklist
Page 14 - Your Marketing Strategy
Page 16 - Our Top Marketing Tools
Page 17 - Learn From Our Journey - What We Wish We New
Page 18 - Featured Contributors
Page 19 - Startup Toolkit
Page 20 - Connect With Us

Frequently Asked Questions

WHO IS THIS EBOOK FOR?

This eBook is for anyone in business, or thinking about starting a business. It’s useful, been-there, done-that advice, that’s inspiring, insightful and the kind of thing we wish was around when we started out. It’s a combination of business acumen, experience and knowledge all rolled into one.

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN I BUY THIS EBOOK?

You’ll receive an email or two confirming your order, with a link to download your eBook. You’ll have 5 goes and 60 days to download your eBook.

HOW CAN I READ THE EBOOK?

After downloading the eBook you’ll have a handy PDF document, that you can easily read on any PDF compatible device.

BUY YOUR COPY NOW AND START LIVING YOUR DREAM

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The last and biggest TVM of 2017!

Today’s TVM is your last chance to shop your favourite local designers and creatives to the sounds of live local music, alongside the Coast’s best street eats. Head down to…

Today's TVM is your last chance to shop your favourite local designers and creatives to the sounds of live local music, alongside the Coast's best street eats.

Head down to Burleigh Heads State School from 8.30am - 1pm Sunday 17 December 2017.

Limited parking is available on site at the school - even better walk, ride and catch the bus to TVM.

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Round 2: WIN Coming into Fashion Double Pass at The Arts Centre

After the success of the first competition for the new Coming into Fashion exhibition, we’re back with another chance for you to win one of 10 Double Passes to this…

After the success of the first competition for the new Coming into Fashion exhibition, we're back with another chance for you to win one of 10 Double Passes to this amazing exhibition at The Arts Centre.

Fashion photography has gripped us for over 100 years.

Many of the legends like Mario Testino, Deborah Turbeville, and Helmut Newton achieved their greatness at the Condé Nast studios in New York, Paris, and London.

With unprecedented access to the archives of each city, Coming into Fashion is an exhibition tracking the highlights of this sparkling intersection between photography and fashion. In addition to these images, a selection of vintage couture from The Darnell Collection - Australia’s largest private collection of fashion from the late 1700s to the 20th century – will be on display.

 

 

A curation of seminal fashion films and documentaries will be screening throughout the exhibition season, and over two days of talks and forums, guests will hear international and Australian industry leaders discuss the past, present, and future of the world of fashion.

For your chance to WIN one of 10 prize packs including a one Double Pass to the Coming into Fashion exhibition and one Double Pass to the Fashion on Film session please better below.
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Coming into Fashion: A Century of Photography at Condé Nast is a ticketed exhibition on display at Gold Coast City Gallery 25 November, 2017 until 18 February, 2018.

Fashion on Film

Celebrating the Coming into Fashion exhibition, this micro film festival offers a curated selection of the most seminal films and documentaries about fashion. Popular hits like The Dressmaker, The Devil Wears Prada, and Funny Face will run alongside gripping industry documentaries like Dior and I, Advanced Style and Iris.

Film Program

Dior & I (M)                                                                Thursday 30 November | 6.30pm             
Dries (G)                                                                      
Thursday 07 December | 6.30pm
Funny Face (G)                                                          
Thursday 14 December | 6.30pm
The Dressmaker (M)                                                 
Thursday 11 January | 6.30pm
Advanced Style (PG)                                                 
Thursday 18 January | 6.30pm
Breakfast at Tiffany’s (PG)                                      
Thursday 25 January | 6.30pm
Iris (M)                                                                         
Thursday 01 February | 6.30pm
Women He’s Undressed (PG)                                 
Thursday 08 February | 6.30pm
The Devil Wears Prada (PG)                                  
Thursday 15 February | 6.30pm

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Today’s your second last chance to shop TVM til Christmas

TVM is literally bursting at the seams today with local goodness. Head down to Burleigh Heads State School to shop small and soak up the festive vibes. View the full…

TVM is literally bursting at the seams today with local goodness. Head down to Burleigh Heads State School to shop small and soak up the festive vibes.

View the full lineup of 110+ boutique stalls, live tunes on two stages and feast on delish gourmet street eats from the best local vendors.

Parking is available outside the school grounds and surrounding streets (with access via Acanathus Avenue also available). Or even better, ride to TVM!

Sunday 10 December 2017 at Burleigh Heads State School 8.30am - 1pm

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Shop Small and Local at TVM Today

It’s time to get that Christmas shopping sorted friends and there’s no better place than at TVM. Shop 110+ boutique market stalls, enjoy delish street eats and all whilst listening…

It's time to get that Christmas shopping sorted friends and there's no better place than at TVM. Shop 110+ boutique market stalls, enjoy delish street eats and all whilst listening to live tunes on two stages.

Sunday 3 December 2017 at Burleigh Heads State School 8.30am - 1pm

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Sundays are made for TVM

Today’s the perfect day head to TVM and get started on your Christmas shopping. Gift beautiful locally designed and made presents this year from our boutique lineup of 100+ stalls, enjoy…

Today's the perfect day head to TVM and get started on your Christmas shopping. Gift beautiful locally designed and made presents this year from our boutique lineup of 100+ stalls, enjoy live music from local acts on two stages and dig into delicious eats from our food trucks.

Sunday 19th November 2017 at Burleigh Heads State School 8.30am - 1pm

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Shop Small at TVM

There’s only four markets left before Christmas which means only four chances to muse over local designers and gift locally designed and created goods to your family and friends. RSVP…

There's only four markets left before Christmas which means only four chances to muse over local designers and gift locally designed and created goods to your family and friends.

RSVP to these dates here.

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Sunday Hangs at TVM

It’s been waaaay to long between markets and we’re on today at Burleigh Head State School. Come muse over local creations, designer threads and delish eats. There’s live tunes on…

It's been waaaay to long between markets and we're on today at Burleigh Head State School. Come muse over local creations, designer threads and delish eats. There's live tunes on two stages and the much-loved Rack Sale too!

Image: She Cried Wolf

Sunday 5th November 2017 at Burleigh Heads State School 8.30AM - 1PM

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WIN Coming into Fashion Double Passes at The Arts Centre

As big supporters of arts and culture on the Coast, we get super excited when an exhibition rolls into town and Coming into Fashion is one that’s got us counting…

As big supporters of arts and culture on the Coast, we get super excited when an exhibition rolls into town and Coming into Fashion is one that's got us counting down the days.

Fashion photography has gripped us for over 100 years.

Many of the legends like Mario Testino, Deborah Turbeville, and Helmut Newton achieved their greatness at the Condé Nast studios in New York, Paris, and London.

With unprecedented access to the archives of each city, Coming into Fashion is an exhibition tracking the highlights of this sparkling intersection between photography and fashion. In addition to these images, a selection of vintage couture from The Darnell Collection - Australia’s largest private collection of fashion from the late 1700s to the 20th century – will be on display.

A curation of seminal fashion films and documentaries will be screening throughout the exhibition season, and over two days of talks and forums, guests will hear international and Australian industry leaders discuss the past, present, and future of the world of fashion.

Coming into Fashion: A Century of Photography at Condé Nast is a ticketed exhibition on display at Gold Coast City Gallery 25 November, 2017 until 18 February, 2018.

Fashion on Film

Celebrating the Coming into Fashion exhibition, this micro film festival offers a curated selection of the most seminal films and documentaries about fashion. Popular hits like The Dressmaker, The Devil Wears Prada, and Funny Face will run alongside gripping industry documentaries like Dior and I, Advanced Style and Iris.

Film Program

Dior & I (M)                                                                Thursday 30 November | 6.30pm             
Dries (G)                                                                      
Thursday 07 December | 6.30pm
Funny Face (G)                                                          
Thursday 14 December | 6.30pm
The Dressmaker (M)                                                 
Thursday 11 January | 6.30pm
Advanced Style (PG)                                                 
Thursday 18 January | 6.30pm
Breakfast at Tiffany’s (PG)                                      
Thursday 25 January | 6.30pm
Iris (M)                                                                         
Thursday 01 February | 6.30pm
Women He’s Undressed (PG)                                 
Thursday 08 February | 6.30pm
The Devil Wears Prada (PG)                                  
Thursday 15 February | 6.30pm

For your chance to WIN one of 10 prize packs including a one Double Pass to the Coming into Fashion exhibition and one Double Pass to the Fashion on Film session simply leave a comment on this post using the widget below and for extra entries, tweet about the competition.

The Arts Centre and TVM Competition

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