We had a fantastic event on Sunday and I can't wait to share it all with you! So I hope you are ready to have a read! Grab a coffee and a snack and read on!
Back in October 2019, I attended an event, Ladies Night "Celebrate Women In Business". It was hosted and put together by Sami from Essential Mama Sami, and she had 12 other ladies in small businesses holding showcase stalls, to show off and sell their amazing products and services whilst being there to celebrate other women in business. The aim of her event was to empower, encourage and celebrate all women in the business world. Sami wanted to show us, that by supporting others, we can all encourage and empower each other to succeed in our business journeys. I was lucky enough to be one of the many, who was personally invited to come along and meet and mingle with everyone. I was so glad to have had the opportunity to attend. Because... it changed everything... in my business... for good.
Since attending Celebrate Women in Business, great things started happening. With the small business owners I met (both showcase stalls & attendees) I made some amazing lifelong connections, on both personal and professional levels. I found I had gained more support and true lovers of my business and brand. As time continued, I was asked by several small businesses to be involved in giveaways, being asked to form collaborations and even encouraged to look for brand enthusiasts to help showcase my tees. Things began to pick up! I started thinking, "I wonder if there will be another event? I hope so because I so want in!" The connections and support I gained from just attending the event was phenomenal, so I was so excited at the thought, to be able to hold a showcase stall at another event, to be able to build more connections and to show off my tees and brand!
I approached Sami about a possible follow on event and that I'd be interested in being apart of it. We made the decision to co-host another event. Sami, myself and Simone from Grace Cosmetics (who was also a showcase stall holder at the previous event) joined forces and worked together to be able to put on another event. We put our heads together and we decided, that maybe a networking and market stall event would be the best way to go, as Christmas was approaching and we wanted something fun and encouraging for all of our guests and stall holders to remember, so Mimosas & Market was born! We had been working really hard. We needed to invite and organise small businesses based in Melbourne to be involved, inviting our followers and fellow small businesses to come along for a sip and see with the opportunity to sneak in a Christmas shop too. We were working around the clock in between working in our own businesses and looking after our families and households, so we could put on a fun time for all businesses and the general public, right before the Christmas chaos set in.
On Sunday the 1st of December, we held our Mimosas & Market event. We had 15 awesome small businesses involved in stalls with some amazing gift ideas and products! Unfortunately with the horrid Melbourne weather it did create a quieter turn out but none the less it was still a fantastic day! It was absolutely amazing to meet and mingle with other business owners and getting to know what their businesses and products/services are all about, learning their stories as to how, when and where they started out and learning about what their products/services are for and when they are the most popular or often used. We all soaked up a coffee, a mimosa and some delish sandwiches - as well as a few treats here and there too! If you missed out on coming along to our Mimosas & Market Event, we have a list of all of our businesses involved on the day that we can share with you.
All of these businesses are tagged in my recent post on both Instagram and Facebook so you can visit them and their websites!
- Essential Mama Sami (Co -host)
- Simone Summers Grace Cosmetics Brand Ambassador (Co-host)
- Wolf and Wombat
- Kiss Kosmetics
- Prestigious Beards
- Julianna & Co Accessories
- Date Crate
- Soapy Butter Co
- All that Glitters Design Studio
- Penelope & Co
- V's Wax Natural
- Bon - Appe Sweet
- Lali Loe Clothing
- #Mumming The Label (Myself & Co-host)
So with that said, it was definitely a hit with everyone who had attended and truly the best experience. I hope that everyone who came along has gained and made some lifelong personal and professional connections also.
Sshhh! Just on the down low, we are looking at hosting another evening event in late 2020 so stay tuned throughout next year for more info!
Thanks for reading!