THE B.LOVED HIVE IS THE ULTIMATE COMMUNITY FOR UK WEDDING INDUSTRY PROFESSIONALS
LEARN INSPIRATIONAL NEW SKILLS, MEET LIKE-MINDED COLLEAGUES AT A DEDICATED WORKSPACE, & BUILD THRIVING BUSINESSES
- Feel like everyone else is more successful to you?
- Have trouble connecting with the right clients?
- Feel unsure how to get your business out there?
- Struggle to make enough profit?
- Never have enough time and feel burnt out?
- Feel like you’re missing out on precious time with family & friends?
I’VE BEEN THERE
In 2015 I was forced to admit my business was not a financial success, hell, it wasn’t even turning a profit. To support my new-found single life I considered abandoning the brand I’d worked so hard for five years to build, to return to a ‘real job’. But my passion for the wedding industry and desire to help other wedding professionals create thriving businesses forced me to rethink. I founded the B.LOVED Hive to support and educate, and to create a hub of practical and informative resources to help you get out of that rut and create the business success you’ve worked so hard for.
YOU DESERVE MORE
You started your business to feed your creativity and passion for weddings, to create financial freedom, and have more time to spend with family and friends. But it’s easy to lose sight of why you started in the first place and often you just need a bit of extra support to help you rediscover your passion. We’ll equip you with the skills and knowledge to build a thriving business, achieve your goals and help you find your own version of success.
IS THE HIVE FOR YOU?
The B.LOVED Hive is more than a hub of wedding business inspiration; it’s an inclusive, supportive community where you can feel comfortable admitting your struggles, sharing your own experiences and advice to help others; it’s an online resource providing you with the practical skills and tools you need to run a successful business; and it’s a real-life space where you can meet, learn and thrive with other wedding pros.
MENTORING + MEMBERSHIP
COACHING + MEMBERSHIP
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Sometimes, the smallest action can change your world. For me, it was pressing the publish button on my very first blog post during one chilly day in March, back in 2011. Little did I know at the time, that the action would catapult me into the crazy world of solopreneurship. Suddenly, I was juggling a demanding full-time job, a rapidly growing blog, and life as a newlywed.
Over the following years I worked my butt off, establishing the B.LOVED brand, growing my readership, and cultivating a talented, loyal network of fellow wedding industry professionals. In 2014, I finally took the plunge and gave up the day job that I had become so disenchanted by, and poured my heart and soul into the business and industry I loved so much.
“THE STRUGGLE IS PART OF THE STORY” – Anon
Fast forward to five years later, while going through a painful divorce, I was forced to face facts; my business was not a financial success. It couldn’t support my new-found single life. Hell, it wasn’t even turning a profit. I was ready to jack it all in and get a ‘real’ job- even if the thought of going back to office life was even more terrifying than going it alone! I was going through this inner turmoil, 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 are all guilty of creating an impression of success, all the while often barely scraping together a living. We all have the same questions about marketing, growing social media engagement, and submitting our bloody tax returns. We talked, we confided in each other, and I realised: We all have days when the bills are rolling in, the to-do list is never ending, and it feels like we’re never going to make that next sale. And they begged me: DON’T GIVE UP!
“SOMEWHERE INSIDE ALL OF US IS THE POWER TO CHANGE THE WORLD” – Roald Dahl
And so the concept of the B.LOVED Hive was born. 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 allow us to build thriving businesses. To help us create our own version of success. And the Hive offers just that.
With a background in interior design, Louise has been the Editor of award winning wedding and lifestyle blog B.LOVED for 5 years. During this time, her styling work has been published in the very best bridal publications the world over, positioning her as a forward thinking, leading authority in the wedding industry.
Building on this reputation as an industry expert, in 2015 Louise became a founding blogger of the innovative Aisle Society. Connecting 40 of the world’s top bridal bloggers, it’s the online hub for no less than the very best wedding inspiration on the planet.
Bringing extensive wedding industry and design experience together, she is Head Cheerleader, Advisor, Mentor, and Kick-ass Boss Lady here at the B.LOVED Hive.