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Reaching 8000 Followers

Markets and Community have reached 8000 followers on facebook and are celebrating this milestone.

Piccadilly Market Malvern

Piccadilly Market Malvern

Markets and Community's market tour this month was at Piccadilly Market on Sunday, 14th June 2015 at Malvern Town Hall.  This was the first time Piccadilly Market had a market in Melbourne instead of their usual destination in Geelong.


Top 5 Mothers Day Markets in Melbourne

Are you looking to purchase a unique gift for Mother's Day?  Then check out our article on Top 5 Markets to visit for Mothers Day Gifts.

Its My Birthday

Another birthday goes by for me, but as they say life gets better the older you get.

Grandfather's Role in Child Minding

Grandfathers have started to take on the role that has predominantly been done by Grandmothers. Child minding the grandchildren has been a big hit amongst many of grandfathers who have taken on the role to help their own children out.

From Media Connections


Introducing Blogging and Media to Online Businesses

The Victorian small business festival will be kicking off in a few weeks. A festival proudly sponsored by the Vic government giving small businesses the opportunities to attend information and networking events to help grow their businesses.

From Media Connections


5 Tips for Stocktaking Your Inventory

Today is the first day of the new financial year, whilst you maybe excited about starting the new financial year with new goals and ideas for your business there is one small thing that you still need to complete before starting your new year.

Brazilian Hit for Mothers Day

I want to get something special for my mum for mother’s day, something unique and original but handmade. How hard could it be to find my requirements?

From Media Connections


Facebook is Ruining my Business

“Facebook is ruining my business” says most of Nitty Brown’s clients who are only selling through facebook, “this is the first and main reason why it is ruining your business because you are only selling through facebook.” Is the reply Brown gives them.

From Media Connections


Baby and Kids Extravaganza Hits Melbourne

The week leading up to one of Melbourne’s largest Baby and Kids extravaganza, Huckleberry Market Extravaganza has called for the exhibitors to take up their preparation to the final stages. Excitement looms amongst the exhibitors as this is a first for many of them, to take part in such a large expo.

From Media Connections


International Women's Day - 8th March 2014

International Women’s Day (IWD) celebrates the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future.”  Today I personally have a lot to be thankful and celebrate.  I would like to mention 3 important women to me who inspire me both in my personal and business world.

A Personal Thank You To Market Organisers

Have you thought about what goes behind the scenes in organising a market?  It takes time, lots of time, dedication, tears, passion, strength to organise a market and we asked a few of our fans from Markets and Community to write about their appreciation to their Market Organisers.

Twilight Markets in Victoria - Friday 15th November 2013

Markets and Community would like to invite you to support your local community by visiting one of the twilight markets listed below.

Tonight, Friday 15th November 2013 brings about a huge range of twilight markets across the suburbs of Melbourne.


Mini Market at GO Festival Melbourne, 12th and 13th October 2013

Markets and Community have decided to take the opportunity to have a mini-market at Melbourne’s largest festival for women called GO Festival.  With over 5000 women expected to walk through the doors, we have jumped on board as an exhibitor and given the market organisers in Victoria, online businesses and stallholders an opportunity to feature their products, advertise in showbags and to take part in a magazine that we are going to handout aswell from our booth.

Warratahs Tree's Social Art Working Party

Proudly presented by Warratahs Tree is the newest craze, Social Art Working Party.

Mini Market Hitting the Showground for GO Festival

Girls, Ladies, Women, Mothers, Sisters and Girlfriends will be flocking into the Melbourne Showgrounds on the 12th & 13th of October 2013 to enjoy the Girls Only Festival. A festival celebrating women and giving women a chance to let their hair down relax and enjoy a day of pampering and fun.

From Media Connections


Huckleberry Market

I have finally had the chance to visit Huckleberry Market held at Cardinia Cultural Centre in Pakenham an outer South Eastern suburb in Melbourne, that has a growing population of young families which is the perfect target market for this baby and children’s market.

Selling Off The Table

The Market business has once again started to boom. With many craft, farmers and community markets popping up around Victoria and nationally it gives the small businesses opportunities to market and showcase their businesses.

From Media Connections


Main Street Market Mornington

A market running weekly for 30 years is something that you have to be proud of, especially a market that runs alongside retail traders on a main street.

Country Womens Assoc Doreen Community Market - Good Friday Appeal Market

CWA Doreen is a community run organisation, a subsidiary of the larger Country Women’s Association of Victoria Inc. (Association) which is part of the largest women’s organisation in Australia.  It aims to improve conditions by community service more especially as they affect the welfare of women and children.

Markets and Community Training and Networking Events

As part of Markets and Community’s vision, we would like to offer training and networking opportunities to our advertised markets and businesses.

We take pride in working closely with the markets and businesses and from this we believe that these businesses need some help to take the next step especially when it comes to marketing and social media.  We are working with some amazing speakers to tailor an event especially for these businesses.


Round She Goes Preloved Markets - Moorabbin

Round She Goes is an award-winning preloved fashion market for women. At Round She Goes you can buy preloved designer and quality vintage fashion and accessories from different stallholders. There is also locally designed jewellery and accessories and even some cool craft. Round She Goes has become a not-to-be-missed event!

Bentleigh Farmers Market

Markets and Community enjoyed being part of the inaugural event of Bentleigh Farmers Market. The community were thrilled when they found out there was a farmers market coming to their neighbourhood and certainly showed their support on the day.

Croydon Farmers Market

Croydon Farmers Market which is run by the Regional Farmers Market is a lovely little farmers market with delicious food.  The stalls are all gourmet with something very special on offer for everyone.  The market is set up systematically where you can start from one side and finish on the other side.

Markets and Community's First Major Exhibition at the GO Festival Melbourne

Markets and Community are taking part at the GO Festival held in Melbourne on the 16th & 17th of February.

We have decided to take up this opportunity to exhibit on behalf of Markets, Stallholders and Small Businesses that would never get an opportunity to show their business to such a large audience of 10,000+ women.

We would love to introduce the businesses that are showcasing in our showbags.