Meet Molly & Bee, founders of Beam Team! They are a new subscription box focused on feminism, self love, and women’s empowerment, with their main audience being college-aged women.
1 | Tell me about your company… What does your company do?
We are a new subscription box focused on feminism, self love, and women’s empowerment, with our main audience being college-aged women. Every month, we create a collection of products that we ourselves would enjoy receiving and that we know our subscribers will love. Each box has an overarching theme, for example around finals times for college students (December) our box focused on relaxing and de-stressing. 100% of each month’s profits go to a different organization, usually having to do with that month’s theme.
2 | How long have you been working in the subscription box industry?
About three months.
3 | What are some challenges you have faced being an entrepreneur?
We are both new to the subscription box business, and do not have much experience being entrepreneurs either. We are also full-time college students and have to set out specific times during the week to only work on the company. It is also time consuming to find brands and products to put in our boxes.
4 | How much has social media impacted your business?
Social media has definitely impacted Beam Team. I don’t think we would have most of our customers without it. We spend a lot of time taking pictures for our Instagram in order to have an appealing feed and gain followers. However, Instagram algorithm really has not helped us in this area.
5 | What motivated you to take the leap and start your own brand?
We both love mail, but we also love spending money when it goes to a good cause. As crazy as this sounds, Beam Team was born one night during the World Series while writing personal mail to friends. A few mood boards and finance research later, and Beam Team was born.
6 | What advice can you give to your fellow millennial entrepreneurs?
Generic response, but don’t give up and don’t lose your original vision. Take on as much as you can handle, and then some.
7 | What is your favorite product and why?
The postcards that we designed for Valentine’s/Galentine’s Day were really fun to do and they came out great.
8 | Who is your biggest influencer or inspiration?
FabFitFun does a lot of amazing things, they are definitely one of the leaders in the subscription box world today.
9 | It can be so hard to work with your bestie, how do you both manage the line between work and play?
We set out times to meet each week and exclusively talk about business/work on our business. It is definitely difficult to stay on track sometimes but a little bit of fun is never a bad thing. Because we live with each other, it’s been really important to separate work from play, otherwise our friendship would be a constant work day.
10 | Do you have any promo codes so Bossfidence Babes can check out your product?
BOSSFIDENCE20 for 20% off!
Shop here: https://beam-team-co.cratejoy.com/