May 14th 2018: An Introduction to Photography   Course Tutor:  Carmel King   How to take striking, creative images for social media or your website. Whether you use a phone or a digital camera, a number of simple tips can improve the quality of your images. Carmel King will give practical advice and discuss creative ideas to make your social media feed stand out.  Carmel is a freelance lifestyle and portrait photographer based in Walthamstow, London. With over ten years experience, she has worked with many emerging businesses, helping to establish an aesthetic and identity through images. She works on location and from her photography studio,  Host of Leyton .  The workshop will be held at a private address, central to Walthamstow. The morning will be relaxed- delicious Perky Blenders coffee and croissants provided! Book  here.

May 14th 2018: An Introduction to Photography

Course Tutor: Carmel King

How to take striking, creative images for social media or your website. Whether you use a phone or a digital camera, a number of simple tips can improve the quality of your images. Carmel King will give practical advice and discuss creative ideas to make your social media feed stand out.

Carmel is a freelance lifestyle and portrait photographer based in Walthamstow, London. With over ten years experience, she has worked with many emerging businesses, helping to establish an aesthetic and identity through images. She works on location and from her photography studio, Host of Leyton.

The workshop will be held at a private address, central to Walthamstow. The morning will be relaxed- delicious Perky Blenders coffee and croissants provided! Book here.

  April 18th 2018: Life-work Integration   An evening of networking and Life-Work Integration tips from Writer and Journalist Annie Ridout and owner of  Soapsmith , Sam Jameson.  Pizza and Prosecco was on offer, thanks to our sponsors  Dinghy .

April 18th 2018: Life-work Integration

An evening of networking and Life-Work Integration tips from Writer and Journalist Annie Ridout and owner of Soapsmith, Sam Jameson.  Pizza and Prosecco was on offer, thanks to our sponsors Dinghy.

  March 26th, April 23rd, May 14th 2018: Brand Content with Personality: A Trio of Spring Workshops   Course Tutors:  Sophie Richardson ,  Emma Hammond ,  Carmel King    Are you looking for a complete brand refresh? Perhaps you struggle with how to make your website look professional? What social media content do you need to post to keep your business' identity on track, and how can you use images in a way that looks convincing?  Come to one or all of our Spring workshops and get some inspiration. Reserve your place  here .

March 26th, April 23rd, May 14th 2018: Brand Content with Personality: A Trio of Spring Workshops

Course Tutors: Sophie Richardson, Emma Hammond, Carmel King

Are you looking for a complete brand refresh? Perhaps you struggle with how to make your website look professional? What social media content do you need to post to keep your business' identity on track, and how can you use images in a way that looks convincing?

Come to one or all of our Spring workshops and get some inspiration. Reserve your place here.

  18th Jan 2018: An Evening of Marketing Insights    An evening of talks and networking where we gained fabulous marketing insights from guest speakers Wendy Aldridge of  Homeplace  and Accessories Designer  Sarah Baily . 

18th Jan 2018: An Evening of Marketing Insights

An evening of talks and networking where we gained fabulous marketing insights from guest speakers Wendy Aldridge of Homeplace and Accessories Designer Sarah Baily

     30th Nov 2017: Creative Social Media   Course tutor:  Emma Hammond.    On this course we looked at how you can use Social Media creatively to build an authentic online identity for your business in a fun, sustainable way that doesn't feel like a chore.  We also explored how Social Media can give your work clarity and enhance your understanding of where it is you fit in a vast network of creatives and small businesses.  As well as looking at the best way to use the various platforms and some time-savers, we also talked about how to overcome the fear of feeling as if you are 'showing off'.

 

30th Nov 2017: Creative Social Media

Course tutor: Emma Hammond. 

On this course we looked at how you can use Social Media creatively to build an authentic online identity for your business in a fun, sustainable way that doesn't feel like a chore.

We also explored how Social Media can give your work clarity and enhance your understanding of where it is you fit in a vast network of creatives and small businesses.

As well as looking at the best way to use the various platforms and some time-savers, we also talked about how to overcome the fear of feeling as if you are 'showing off'.

     9th Oct 2017: Creative Social Media    Course tutor:  Emma Hammond.    On this course we looked at how you can use Social Media creatively to build an authentic online identity for your business in a fun, sustainable way that doesn't feel like a chore.  We also explored how Social Media can give your work clarity and enhance your understanding of where it is you fit in a vast network of creatives and small businesses.  As well as looking at the best way to use the various platforms and some time-savers, we also talked about how to overcome the fear of feeling as if you are 'showing off'.   

 

9th Oct 2017: Creative Social Media

Course tutor: Emma Hammond. 

On this course we looked at how you can use Social Media creatively to build an authentic online identity for your business in a fun, sustainable way that doesn't feel like a chore.

We also explored how Social Media can give your work clarity and enhance your understanding of where it is you fit in a vast network of creatives and small businesses.

As well as looking at the best way to use the various platforms and some time-savers, we also talked about how to overcome the fear of feeling as if you are 'showing off'.

 

  Sept 21st 2017: Becoming Self-Employed   Central Parade E17    We d iscussed 'Becoming Self-Employed' with guest speakers Syreeta Johnson of  Indikidual  (Kids Clothing) and Antony Smith of  Providus Financial .  It was a really interesting evening and addressed the fears that arise around working for yourself.

Sept 21st 2017: Becoming Self-Employed

Central Parade E17 

We discussed 'Becoming Self-Employed' with guest speakers Syreeta Johnson of Indikidual (Kids Clothing) and Antony Smith of Providus Financial.  It was a really interesting evening and addressed the fears that arise around working for yourself.

     Jul 10th 2017: Business Planning & Strategy Brunch    Nat Harrison  introduced some great tools and techniques and coached the group to find their own methods.

 

Jul 10th 2017: Business Planning & Strategy Brunch

Nat Harrison introduced some great tools and techniques and coached the group to find their own methods.

  June 22nd 2017: Launch & 'The Fear of Freelance '  We had a fantastic evening with guest speaker Emma Morley from  Trifle Creative . The evening included a panel discussion about the fear of self employment by Hive Collective members.

June 22nd 2017: Launch & 'The Fear of Freelance'

We had a fantastic evening with guest speaker Emma Morley from Trifle Creative. The evening included a panel discussion about the fear of self employment by Hive Collective members.