Big announcement #2 – We are going to be crowdfunding!
On Friday we announced that we will be moving to a bigger, brighter space in the heart of West Hampstead in early 2016. We promised a second major announcement, so here it goes: we are going to be crowdfunding to raise the money for this next stage of growth!
Have you ever wanted to own a shop? Now is your chance! You can become an investor and buy a piece of The Village Haberdashery for as little as £10. Sound exciting? It totally is! To find out more about what all this means, read on. I’d also really love it if you would fill our our super quick survey to help us prepare for our crowdfunding campaign.
Why do we need money?
We want to grow our business! Early next year we will be moving The Village Haberdashery into a brand new space in a high-footfall location in the heart of West Hampstead. Our new space is triple the size of our current shop, so we will be able to expand our inventory, create a more comfortable, inspiring shopping experience and offer a larger class space filled with natural light. We will also be steps from the Underground, Overground and Thameslink stations so you’ll be able to get to us in 20 minutes from pretty much anywhere in London. We will be using the money we raise to fit out the new shop and fill it with new products.
Why are we crowdfunding?
Our customers have always been an important part of our business. You are our friends and our champions. We seek your feedback and input in everything we do. We love you and we want you to be a part of this next big adventure! And that means we’re offering you a chance to buy a part of our company. We could take out a loan from a bank, but where is the fun in that? We’d much rather have our customers and our local West Hampstead community join us as investors and share in our success.
So what’s the plan?
Did you know the craft market in the UK is valued at £2-£3 billion annually? That’s huge! And that means there is a lot of room for our company to grow. After we open our new shop in West Hampstead, we will open five more shops in London and around the country in the next five years. If you love The Village Haberdashery, are excited by our vision or just want to be able to brag that you’re part-owner of your favourite shop, why not become an investor?
We’ll be going into a lot more detail about our plans and how this is all going to work once we kick off our campaign next month. For now, we’d love it if you’d complete our survey and help us start creating some buzz! Use the tag #wearetvh on Instagram and Twitter so we can find your posts. Thank you! You guys are the best.