Woohoo, we are one!
What an extraordinary journey and have absolutely loved every minute of building this Membership Club for the wedding industry so let me tell you a little bit about its creation.
The Business of Weddings had already been born, I was mentoring many wedding business owners to help them create their dream businesses.
I had created wedding business courses and styled shoot workshops facilitating business owners to learn and grow their portfolios.
Two years previously when this was a seed planting itself, I invested in some amazing courses, complete eye openers, all my newly acquired knowledge was being put into practise. In the middle of my first ever 8 week Wedding Business Roadmap Course, like a bolt out the blue, along came the dreaded Covid. The less we say about this the better.
With two fabulous interns from Belgium now locked down in Spain and all my weddings postponing left, right and centre, it was time to think on my feet. What on earth could I do to continue to support my interns in order they would complete their internships and also to help the industry I love. Then I had a brainwave!
I hosted a Lockdown Boost your Businesses week in The Business of Weddings Lounge and I had an idea we could build a low cost Membership Club each month so everyone still had access to learning. May 2020 our first month's membership was launched! The girls left in June, passed their internships and I have continued to grow the Business of Weddings Membership Club.
Little did we know how long this pandemic was going to last and how much it would affect our beloved industry, but every cloud has a silver lining. It was TIME.
Time to take a good look at your businesses, time to learn new skills, time to change that website that wasn't serving you well, time to evaluate your business pricing and services, time to do that other business idea you had parked until later. For thousands on furlough they also had time to learn how to break into the wedding industry and leave that 9 to 5 job.
The wedding industry has changed massively over the past year, marketing has become powerful, understanding and using the right tools at the right time is going to be key to standing out in a very competitive market.
The Business of Weddings Membership has grown into a brilliant membership. As ever I never stop learning and this year it is changing it to offer even more value.
I completely understand as weddings get back to the new normal, time will not be on everyone's side so we are creating many more done for you templates, pricing guides, blog posts done for you as well as continuing to help you learn, grow and market your businesses.
Whilst the membership is now full of brilliant content, masterclasses and tutorials I want to personally take my members on a journey with me and will be running beta courses in there before they are launched out into the big wide world so this month we are starting on a 3 month Pinterest Course to celebrate our first anniversary!