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Blogging Trends for 2016 and beyond by Kate Beavis

Blogging Trends for 2016 and beyond

Yes, I realise that it is half way through 2016 but the blogging world is changing so fast, that I thought I’d share my thoughts on what to expect for the rest of 2016 and beyond. I have now been blogging for 6 years and so much has changed in this time – gone are […] Read more…

Can Taylor Swift teach us a thing or two?

You may or may not have seen the video of Taylor Swift giving away personally chosen gifts to some of her fans that has been doing the rounds recently. Well before I begin, check out what all the fuss has been about. Now I realise that not everyone loves Taylor, although surely we all love […] Read more…

Vintage Academy is back!

Vintage Academy, the business I co-founded with Keeley Harris, is back and raring to go with exciting new ways to inspire you to make vintage your business. It has been a very busy 6 months for us both, which has meant we haven’t been able to host one of our one day workshops. However, what […] Read more…

retro vintage 1980s brownies from Kate Beavis and Your Vintage Life

The Day We Went Viral

Last week we proved that the power of Facebook is far from dead. Many people have been moving away from it as a social medium for their business due to “not being seen by their followers”. This is something we have discussed in the past in our business blogs, and last week we threw this […] Read more…

Making Vintage Your Business: Meet our Graduates

Today we meet Dawn, the lady behind the vintage business called Oh My Kitsch. She came to our first Vintage Academy workshop last year and her story was featured in the recent edition of V&Oak magazine. “Oh My Kitsch is an online Vintage Boutique selling a range of Home Ware, Furniture and Clothing across the […] Read more…

Making Vintage Your Business: Buying Tips

Recently we went on a buying trip together on a cold Friday morning. Our focus was to buy stock for Keeley’s many shop units and vintage wedding accessories for Kate’s wedding fair. Let’s face it buying is the best bit of owning your own business but it’s still important to use your head and not […] Read more…

Making Vintage Your Business: Networking

This may sound like a corporate activity but “networking” with other vintage businesses is a worthwhile thing to do! Being proactive and meeting likeminded people is not only valuable for your business, but offers you some personal support and words of encouragement. The best ways of networking is via social media or by going to […] Read more…

Making Vintage your Business: Facebook Engagement

Often we read posts on Facebook written by small businesses like ourselves. Frequently people are complaining that Facebook is working against them, that no-one sees their posts and that they are generally unhappy with it as a marketing medium. Yes, Facebook wants us to pay for advertising as they want to generate revenue (and who can […] Read more…

Making Vintage your Business: Meet our Graduate

We have some amazing graduates here at Vintage Academy. This month we want to introduce Anita aka Trawler Girl. Anita lives in Luton, Bedfordshire and she runs Trawlergirl Vintage.. Hello Anita, tell us all about your business Trawlergirl Vintage is a vintage cocktail bar hire company.  I am now the proud owner of not one […] Read more…

Making Vintage Your Business: VintageBizClub

This week we have launched the next phase for Vintage Academy. We have loved running our one day events (and these will continue…next date to be revealed this week) but have had lots of you asking for us to come further afield, even Australia. While we would LOVE to fly around the world, we put […] Read more…

Making Vintage Your Business: Meet Our Graduates

Back in November we held our first Vintage Academy. The Christmas lights were up in Oxford Street, the branded cakes were laid out and 6 vintage business owners arrived for a day of inspiration and advice. A few months on, we caught up with one of our graduates, Harriett from Whats The Tale Nightingale? and […] Read more…

Making Vintage Your Business: Your Buying Plan

Every month we write a business column for Vintage Life magazine, answering your questions! February’s is out and answers the burning question we often ask ourselves: what to buy and what not to buy! “Which era of antique or vintage jewellery or even antique or vintage items of any kind is the most popular among […] Read more…

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