Welcome to the b-hive
A down-to-earth business accelerator for Graphic, Branding and Website Designers
Carefully curated Instagram posts might make it look easy, but it takes more than a Macbook and a pocketful of dreams to run a successful design business.
The B-Hive is designed to cover everything they didn’t teach you in design school.
You’ll be learning from the big wins, and big mistakes, of someone with over 12 years’ experience running a successful self-employed design business.
Over the course of six weeks, we’ll dive into each of the following topics. You’ll also have the opportunity to book a 1-to-1 call with me at any point throughout your journey…
Defining your brand
If you’re trying to fit in, you’re never going to stand out. The B-Hive begins with a deep dive into finding your niche and establishing your own, unique style. You’ll learn about avoiding the comparison trap and carving your own path in a saturated market.
master your workflow
Either you run the day, or the day runs you. In this module, I share all my workflow secrets from emails and file management to time blocking and schedule planning. I’ll also show you how to manage bookings and successfully juggle multiple projects.
Good customer service is all about the experience you create. Much of that experience depends on how you manage clients from enquiry right through to delivery. This module covers setting expectations so you can exceed them, communicating effectively, and keeping clients on track.
doing the work
There’s a big difference between being productive and being busy. One involves working hard, the other is about working smart. In this module, I share my super-efficient four-step design process and a few other tricks of the trade including my top tips for managing feedback and dealing with difficult clients.
running a business
Let me guess, you can do the creative stuff with your eyes closed but find the business side of things a little trickier? Don’t worry, I’ve got you! This module is designed to unravel the mysteries of client contracts, terms and conditions, creative IP, copyright, licensing, pricing, and admin. It’s not sexy, but it’s essential.
taking care of you
Self-care isn’t an expense, it’s an investment. In this module, we’ll focus on mindset and wellbeing, learning how to look after your business’s most valuable asset – YOU.
“becky is the mentor equivalent of a paloma cocktail; she wakes you up, gets you motivated and makes you feel like a business running goddess ”
I was feeling jaded by every aspect of my business and had even got the point of applying for full time jobs. That was until I invested in mentoring with Becky. My whole business, and no understatement here, my LIFE has changed because of the advice, support and encouragement from this design QUEEN. I’m confident, I don’t open my inbox filled with dread, I’m excited and most importantly for me anyway, I am now contributing to my household financially.
The B-Hive is more than an e-course – it’s a perfect blend of online learning, one-to-one mentoring, and invaluable networking opportunities.
It’s your fast-track pass to confidently running a successful, profitable design business.
Here’s what you’ll get:
Six modules packed with knowledge and information
Practical exercises and tasks designed to help it all sink in
The opportunity to enhance each module with a 1:1 mentoring session and receive personalised feedback and advice
Lifetime access to the modules and course materials
A beautiful welcome pack stashed full of goodies to help guide you through the modules.
Plus a whole stash of resources
Access my library of goodness, which includes:
1. Email scripts to help you with everything from saying no, handling complaints and navigating your enquires to always convert a booking.
2. Educational resources to help you continue your learning, level up your design skills and your personal growth.
3. My little gold book; full of my personal go-to suppliers for everything from legal advice, marketing and print. Tried, tested and very well loved suppliers.
is the b-hive
aimed specifically at graphic, branding & website designers, this course is for you if:
You’re moving into self-employment from an in-house role and you don’t know where to start.
You’ve got a serious case of imposter syndrome.
Your design business is up and running but you’re struggling to turn a profit.
You’re making money but feel constantly overwhelmed behind-the-scenes.
Stress and confusion have become a regular feature of your working days.
You don’t feel confident dealing with client feedback or issues that may arise during the creative process.
But most importantly…
You’re ready to fall in love with your business again.
You’re eager to learn AND ready to do the work. This course will give you the tools you need to boost your business, but you’ve got to pick them up and use them.
an extra summin’ summin’
Boost Your Confidence and Level-Up Your Learning
Online learning is great, but sometimes you need to chat things through and get really specific about applying what you’ve learned to your own business.
To give you a boost where you need it most, each module in the B-Hive comes with the opportunity to add an extra 1:1 mentoring session. It’s your chance to pick my brain, benefit from more than ten years of design experience, and receive tailored feedback and advice.
Your Investment: £200 per session
here’s what you’ll get:
1 x 60-minute 1:1 session + 1 x 30-minute 1:1 follow-up session
All 1:1 sessions will be held via Zoom or over the phone.
Before your 60-minute session, you’ll be given a task to complete. I’ll review your work and create a detailed report for us to discuss during your call. The session will also include:
- The chance to talk through ideas and troubleshoot any concerns or issues
- Expert feedback, advice, and a whole lot of cheerleading!
- Personalised recommendations to help you improve
- Practical tips and an action plan to guide you as you move forward
4 weeks later, we’ll check in again. During your 30-minute follow-up session, we’ll discuss your progress, monitor improvement, and celebrate any wins!
Is this suitable for wedding stationers?
If wedding stationery is your sole offering, this isn’t the course for you.
can i pay via credit card?
Yes! You can choose your payment method at checkout.
can i pay in instalments?
Join before April and you’ll have the option to pay via instalments.
Your first installment will be required to secure your place, with any following payments debited from your account on the consecutive month(s) after you join. Payment will be taken automatically using the payment method you used when first signing up.
I'm just starting out, is the B-hive for me?
It’s perfect for you if you’re just starting out. You’ll gain not only a whole tonne of design-business related knowledge but you’ll build strong, confident foundations for the future of your brand.
will I be set deadlines?
Each of the modules are released weekly and you’ll work through these at your own pace. You’ll have lifetime access to the course content so whether you’ll be checking in every week or once a month, it’s really up to you!
Can I book a 1:1 for every module?
Absolutely! You’ll be able to book a 1:1 session for all modules individual modules.
Do I need any specific tools/software?
You will need some form of device but it doesn’t have to be a desktop/laptop – you’ll be able to navigate the course via a phone or tablet.
The only additional element I recommend, is a good old notebook and pen.
Can we chat before sign-up?
Absolutely! Please send me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll schedule in a chat.
Can you guarantee I'll get clients?
I can never guarantee a certain result from the course. What you take away from the course and how much work you put into your business is really down to you.
What about refunds?
If you change your mind before the B-Hive opens, you’ll be entitled to a full refund. If you change your mind after doors open, you’ll be partially refund and this will depend on the modules you’ve had access to so far. You’ll find full terms here.
the b-hive begins
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Your future self is going to love you!
Ok, let’s get the nitty gritty out of the way, you have three payment options available to you, how would you like to pay for your B-Hive membership?