Hey there! So glad you stopped by, because I have what might be an AMAZING offer for you!
My family and I started Bee Lovely Botanicals after a swarm of wild bees inhabited a hollowed out tree trunk. We were so amazed by these little creatures’ ingenuity, intelligence, and creativity that we started beekeeping the following year. Never in my wildest dreams did I see this path for myself and my family, but there is a time for planning and a time for letting God do His thing.
The beginning of our business was completely letting go and letting God. My husband got laid off, and we were very blessed that he found a new job within a week or two. That was no small feat for our area or that time, but it was a significant pay cut. I clearly remember thinking “God, the next thing to go on the budget is toilet paper! We don’t want to go there!!” For about a year and a half I prayed that God would lead me to some way to boost our finances while still staying home with the boys. I wasn’t quite hit with a lightening bolt, but it was a very clear vision of a display at the farmers market.
Our business slowly grew as our family grew. The boys needed less of my complete attention, and they developed skills to help out. We were slowly coming into the time to plan.
About 6 years into our business, Josh quit his full time job to work full time for our business. Over the last two years, we’ve done huge craft shows, small farmers markets, and everything in between. Our products were sold in tiny mom and pop shops and huge corporations with stores across the country. We learned a couple things through our experiences.
1. We like working with people. Real people. We don’t want to be in huge chain stores that try to haggle over every penny. We love working with other small businesses. Small business owners are really the back bone of our country! (Did you know that small businesses account for 13% of businesses, but 48% of employment?!) We love, love, love working with honest, hard working family people!
2. Travelling is fun, for a while. We worked at so many markets that we were beginning to burn ourselves out, and we felt it taking away from instead of empowering our family. We really did enjoy getting to interact with our customers, and we have made some life long friends out of neighbors at the farmers market, but I can’t be in two places at once, and our business was growing to the point where we needed to decide where our work would have the biggest impact and reward.
If you’ve read this far, thank you! You’re probably asking yourself, “What is this really all about?” Bee Lovely Botanicals has always been about our passion for family (and I dare not forget my most industrious business partners, the bees!). I want to share the blessing that God gave us with other families. That is why we are launching a direct sales pilot program. I’m hoping to offer families a fun, flexible way to boost their bottom line, while offering a community of Christian women that raise each other up.
Josh, the boys and I have been in direct to the customer sales for the last 8 years, and we are experts! We want to offer that support to our Beauty Beeologists!
Our products are very high quality, and we know all there is to know about our products. We want our Beeologists to be well versed in each product, too. We’ve invested hours upon hours into training videos that tell you everything you need to know to sell our products.
We can teach you the basics of making killer graphics, and selling through e-mail marketing and social media, and we can help you knock it out of the park with in-person selling!
Although are products are really, truly fantastic, they don’t sell themselves. If you think you might be interested in becoming a sales rep, know that you will have to put the work in. For our pilot program, we are asking for a 6 month commitment. Do you think you’re our next Beauty Beeologist?
Join our live facebook event August 23, 2018 at 6:30 to learn more.