Posts Tagged ‘vintage academy’

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…

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: 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…

Our Vintage Life

Gosh it has been 3 weeks since I’ve written a Friday blog! It’s been a busy one, mainly being away in Berlin and then being ill with a darn sinus infection. Berlin was amazing. It was so good to have a weekend with Adam and no kids…to relax and by us rather than mummy and […] 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…

Our Vintage Life

February has come and gone in what feels like a whirl wind….I know it’s a short month but we have been so busy the weeks have simply flown by. And what with launching our new business on Monday…(yes you heard right, we are launching a new business next week)….it seems March will go just as […] 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…

Our Vintage Life

Last weekend was an exciting one here at YVL HQ as we had our blog redesigned. We’ve wanted to do this for ages but it has taken time to find the WordPress theme that really looked how we wanted it to. Last Saturday, with the help of Kate from BamBam Design Services, we launched the new […] 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…

Making Vintage Your Business: Sales

To mark down or not to mark down that is the question. To be honest us vintage sellers are not the best at letting go of dead stock, let alone marking it down in a sale. If we were a high street store, our stock would have a 12 week cycle. After 12 weeks if it hasn’t sold […] Read more…

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