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Sep 21, 2016 10:21 EST

The B.LOVED Hive | Meet.Learn.Thrive: London’s first dedicated co-working space & community for the wedding industry.

iCrowdNewswire - Sep 21, 2016

The B.LOVED Hive | Meet.Learn.Thrive

London’s first dedicated co-working space & community for the wedding industry.

About this project

Introducing an exciting new project that is going to bring the wedding industry together and help your business thrive! 

The B.LOVED Hive is the ultimate community for wedding industry professionals like you, in the UK and beyond.

 “After five years of working in the wedding industry as an editorial stylist and blogger at B.LOVED, I’ve had a steep learning curve about running a successful business.  

It’s not always been easy, but I’ve built an awesome network of super talented and creative individuals, who have saved my sanity many times! And as much as I love our industry, I also know that running your own company can be a frustrating and lonely place.  

It wasn’t until my whole world was turned upside down in 2015, that I was forced to face facts; my business was not a financial success. Hell, it wasn’t even turning a profit.  

I was ready to jack it all in and get a ‘real’ job, when I decided to share my story with some industry friends that had noticed my absence. 

Their response forced me to rethink everything.

I realised I wasn’t the only one struggling. We were all guilty of creating an impression of success, whilst barely scraping together a living.  

The support from my industry friends is what got me through some serious soul-searching, but I still couldn’t believe that these amazingly talented wedding pros were plagued by the same worries as me…”

How many times have you wished you had a business partner to talk things through with?  

The loneliness of the self-employed life, feeling like everyone else is more successful, trouble reaching the right clients, not making enough profit, it can all feel like a struggle.  

Not to mention never, ever, having enough time, feeling burned out, exhausted, and missing out on time with friends and family!

In an industry made up largely of female solopreneurs, working from home behind a computer screen a bazillion hours a week, we need support.   

We need to feel inspired, uplifted, and we need to be nurtured and encouraged to help us build thriving businesses. To help us create our own version of success.  

We’re creating a place to make that happen for you. It’s called the B.LOVED Hive.

Ok, so we’ve established how bloody hard this business lark can be, you want to know how the Hive is going to make you more brilliant at business, right?  

With practical workshops and events, regular business advice and inspiration, and a supportive group of members, The B.LOVED Hive is the first community for wedding industry professionals with a dedicated London workspace.  

Or at least, it *will* be with your support and backing to get it off the ground.  

There are membership packages at different thresholds, depending on where you’re at with your business and the kind of support you want, but everyone gets:

  • Members Community: a fun, friendly and supportive community both on and offline, promoting professionalism and integrity in the industry
  • Workshops & Events: regular workshops hosted at our London Hive, covering a range of topics from start-up tips, to building your empire, and everything in between  
  • Networking: regular member meet-ups giving you the chance to make new connections and friendships in the industry  
  • Workspace: access to the members-only B.LOVED Hive in South East London, for just £10 per day- including refreshments from the tea and coffee station. Whether you want a chance to catch up with industry colleagues, make the most of downtime between meetings or host client consultations  
  • Blog: the best place to find the latest advice and business inspiration with regular posts  
  • Monthly action plans: all members receive a monthly action plan to keep you focused on your goals  
  • In the Hive: get inspired by monthly interviews and advice from respected wedding industry professionals  
  • Digital Downloads: from contracts and templates, to stock photography and inspirational posters, our library of downloads make business admin a breeze  
  • Get involved: we want to see our members thrive, so you’ll have the opportunity to share your latest news in our members-only Facebook Group, and promote workshops or events in our events calendar. You never know when your own journey might help and inspire someone, so we love to feature online interviews and blog posts from our members.

Read on to find out more about membership packages…

Our membership packages have been created through extensive consultation with wedding professionals to meet the needs and desires of business owners at every level, as well as provide a hub for the industry to come together to meet, learn and build lasting partnerships.

BRONZE MEMBERSHIP

If you’re a start-up in your first year of business and you’re seeking the business basics on building a successful wedding brand, our entry level membership is perfect for you.  

With start-up advice and a supportive community of wedding pros, it will help you feel connected to the wedding industry and get your name out there.  

Benefits:  

  • We’ll get you off to a flying start with a welcome pack and beautiful gift 
  • Get inspired for success with a monthly action plan and newsletter with expert advice and interviews
  • Connect with other members in the Hive Facebook Group 
  • Meet other wedding pros and potential collaborators at our quarterly networking events  
  • Save as you learn new skills with exclusive rates for members at workshops & events hosted at the Hive  

Kickstarter Pledge: £90 (usually £15 per month)  

SILVER MEMBERSHIP

If you’ve been going 2-3 years, our silver membership is tailored to businesses who are looking to improve profitability, increase engagement with their client base and build brand visibility. 

You might need some pointers to help secure features in publications, or perhaps you’ve always struggled with social media engagement. 

You’ll get all the great features of a supportive community, with additional targeted advice and resources.

Benefits: 

  • We’ll get you off to a flying start with a welcome pack and beautiful gift 
  • Get inspired for success with a monthly action plan and newsletter with expert advice and interviews 
  • Monthly newsletter with targeted advice for silver level businesses 
  • Free monthly resource downloads and printables to keep you organised and motivated 
  • Get involved in targeted topic discussions with Louise and other members during monthly Google Hangout sessions 
  • Connect with other members in the Hive Facebook Group 
  • Meet other wedding pros and potential collaborators at our quarterly networking events 
  • Save as you learn new skills with exclusive rates for members at workshops and events hosted at the Hive

Plus, increase your brand visibility with first priority on B.LOVED blog brand partnerships – packages include sponsored posts, social media coverage, brand shoots and more.

Kickstarter Pledge: £300 (usually £50 per month) 

GOLD MEMBERSHIP

If you’re a wedding expert with 3-5 years’ experience in the industry and are looking to take your business to the next level, our Gold membership can take you there. 

Now is the time to relinquish a bit of control and strategically plan the growth of your business with the support of industry experts. 

Gold membership includes all the benefits of bronze and silver, plus a one-on-one business mentoring session with Louise to focus your mind, inspiring quarterly business brunches at the Hive with guest speakers, tailored monthly business advice and inclusion in the B.LOVED Contributor’s Network to increase your brand’s reach. 

Benefits: 

  • We’ll get you off to a flying start with a welcome pack and beautiful gift • Identify areas of growth and start planning your strategy during a one-hour business review and advisory session with Louise 
  • Get inspired for success with a monthly action plan and newsletter with expert advice and interviews 
  • Monthly newsletter with targeted advice for silver level businesses • Free monthly resource downloads and printables to keep you organised and motivated 
  • Get involved in targeted topic discussions with Louise and other members during monthly Google Hangout sessions 
  • Connect with other members in the Hive Facebook Group 
  • Meet other wedding pros and potential collaborators at our quarterly networking events 
  • Stay motivated and get inspired at the Gold members’ quarterly business brunch with guest expert business advisors to guide the topics of conversation 
  • Save as you learn new skills with exclusive rates for members at workshops & events hosted at the Hive 

Kickstarter Pledge: £600 (usually £100 per month) 

PLATINUM MEMBERSHIP

If you want a bespoke support tailored to your specific business needs, Louise offers a maximum of 5 mentoring places per year. Think of her as your proxy business partner! 

Whether you need more comprehensive support to launch your business, are unsure how to capitalise on your success, or want to transform your working lifestyle and live the dream, Louise can help. 

Platinum members enjoy all the benefits of Gold membership plus: 

Benefits: 

  • Kick start your platinum journey and get ready to take on the world with a full day business review and mentoring session with Louise. You’ll cover areas including blogging, styling, branding and portfolio review, with ongoing email advice and support 
  • Stay motivated and get inspired at the Platinum members’ quarterly business brunch with guest expert business advisors to guide the topics of conversation 
  • Learn new skill, expand your knowledge and stay ahead of the game with 10% off workshops and events hosted at the Hive 
  • All the benefits of a business partner without having to share the profits! Unlimited email advice and support from Louise to guide you through the tricky decisions and potential opportunities 
  • Benefit from a professional working base in London, whether it’s client meetings, or a full day of focussed work. Free access to the Hive, 1 day a week (subject to availability) 

Kickstarter Pledge: £1200 (usually £2000) 

In addition to membership, there are lots of other ways you can support the B.LOVED Hive launch:

  • A5 Print – Exclusive to the Hive £10  
  • Collection of 4x A5 prints – Exclusive to the Hive £25  
  • Social Media Boost £30  
  • Host your photoshoot at the Hive £50  
  • Host your workshop at the Hive £100  
  • Host your event at the Hive £100
  • Sponsored post on B.LOVED blog £100  
  • £350 One-to-one mentoring day intensive
  • B.LOVED blog brand shoot £375  

 

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Thanks go to Videography: Story of Your Day | Photography: Anneli Marinovich Photography

Risks and challenges

We have a shortlist of studios waiting for the go-ahead and will be ready to secure a space for the B.LOVED Hive HQ as soon as we hit our Kickstarter funding target. We’ll also be taking on additional editorial staff to ensure that we have the time to continue personally giving the B.LOVED brand the drive and direction it needs from the top level.

Bookings at the Hive for work days and hire will be secured on a first-come, first-served basis, and are dependent on how quickly early backers snap up slots.

Should the Kickstarter Campaign result in a higher than expected number of pledges, then we will be able to realise our long term goal of expanding the Hive space and introduce even more benefits to our members.

What we really need to make the Hive a success is lots of lovely members like you! We don’t want the super lovely Hive HQ all to ourselves – come and join us!

Contact Information:

Louise Beukes

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