Posts Tagged ‘business’

Kate Beavis Vintage Life mag interview

My Interview With Vintage Life Magazine

I have recently been interviewed for Vintage Life magazine as part of a series speaking to business people in the vintage world. For those who missed it, here it is again: Vintage Life: How did you become interested in vintage?  I first discovered vintage fashion as a teenager in the late 1980s. Having dressed very […] 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…

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: 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: 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…

Making Vintage Your Business: Social Media

This month we saw Vintage Academy‘s first business column published in Vintage Life magazine. We answer business questions as well as providing a great shout out to vintage companies. Last week we featured Keeley’s answer, this week it’s Kate’s turn. “Which social media platforms would you recommend to vintage businesses?” Vintage Revolution   Kate says: […] Read more…

Making Vintage Your Business: Advertising

Our first business column for Vintage Life was published this month. We offer advice to vintage businesses every month which is also a great opportunity for people to get their name into the magazine! We answered 2 questions – here is Keeley’s answer. “I’ve bought a vintage caravan and have converted it into a vintage […] Read more…

Our Vintage Year

2013 has been a great one for us at Your Vintage Life. Here’s a round up of some of our best bits!   The Book This time last year I was busy writing my first book, Style Your Modern Vintage Home. I really enjoyed writing it and researching the items as well as how to […] Read more…

Making Vintage Your Business: Meet our sponsors

Meet our sponsor: Zoe from uberbaby graphic design who can help with vintage businesses branding and design. Tell us a little bit about yourself? I’m Zoe Chan, and I’m based in Battersea, London. My Twitter blurb sums it up quite well: designer specialising in vintage / retro… I’m a self-confessed typophile and vintage sign obsessive. […] Read more…

The perils of being self employed

It’s not like me to write a personal post but I feel the need tonight to share with you. I love being self-employed and I love what I do. The freedom of running your own business is great, I get to spend time with my children, I get to work when I want, where I […] Read more…

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