Hive Creations Receives Advice From SCORE Mentor
Owners and artists Justin Kingsley Noyes and Rachel Vanatta Noyes established The Hive Creations in 2007, and began by creating 100% of their merchandise for the first few years of business. Their concept eventually evolved to represent numerous talented artists from all over the world, which has most recently grown to over 300.
Rachel's line of jewelry, Nectar Jewelry (www.NectarJewelry.com) is sought after by jewelry collectors looking for something unique, which just happens to be her signature slogan, "Bee Unique". The jewelry line has been featured internationally in additional galleries, and more recently fashion events. Justin's illustrations and portfolio of commercial art accounts continue to gain momentum. His work has been featured in everything from magazines, books and restaurants, to major motion pictures in Hollywood, CA. Both hold degrees from th prestigious Savannah College of Art & Design.
It started with Rachel, who was searching for a way to market her jewelry line, but lacked the tools and info to do so herself. She contacted SCORE back in 2005, and was paired with SCORE advisor Jon Stuart. The two had weekly and bi-weekly meetings, and began by discussing how to create a better web presence. Over the next few years as positive stride were made, Rachel and her husband Justin came to the decision to work together and open their retail store and gallery.
SCORE played a major role in beginning their endeavor by guiding the duo through the process of financing, creating a business plan, finding a retail space, just to name a few aspects.