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
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