Updated: Feb 21, 2020
Happy 2020! It's a new year and we're excited to grow even more this year. What can you expect in from us? We listed our 2020 resolutions (speaking it into existence!) and highlights of things to look forward to in 2020.
1. Curating New Products
The great thing about City Inspired is that you can expect a variety of products from different businesses owned by Black creatives. We're aiming to continue to grow our vendors network, to offer you more unique products at a reasonable price. The theme for the spring box is Rejuvenation. products that will help you get your mind right for the spring time glow up after a gloomy winter.
2. #Ourownstories Blog Series
City Inspired isn't just focused on the vendors featured in the box. We want to City Inspired to also be a platform for other Black owned businesses. As such, this year we're launching a new blog series, #Ourownstories. We will feature Black businesses from all over the UK and touch on topics ranging from navigating spaces as a Black business to time management, sourcing products and more.
The businesses will be sharing their stories in their own words. What topics are you interested in? What questions would you like to ask Black creatives? Send through your thoughts to our email firstname.lastname@example.org and your question will be featured in our guest blog series. Watch this space for the official launch.
3. City Inspired Events
Missed our launch party event last year? No worries, we've got you covered. We plan to host more events across the city in 2020. We want to take the discussions and interactions that happen online into the real world. These pop up events will be an opportunity to not only learn more about the vendors but also to discover your tribe.
Events will range from pop up stores, where you can purchase City Inspired box and products directly from us and our partners. Others will be meet ups or smaller networking events for business owners, creatives and all other interested in supporting Black businesses.
4. Your voices, your platform
City Inspired is shaped by YOU. We curate products that you are interested in, we share the stories that you ask for and more. Email us your ideas on themes for the upcoming boxes, share your experiences or tell us what products worked and if others don't. Feel free to even pitch a guest blog - one that could be featured on the website. The box is focused on the subscriber so we want to make sure that we hear from you, often and always.
5. Building a community
We need your help! We're constantly looking for new businesses to feature in our boxes as well as creatives interested in blogging or finding other ways to connect with City Inspired. Know of a Black creative business? Interested in contributing to the box? Then send us an email or DM us on Instagram.
Our goal is to serve as the bridge between subscribers and Black businesses. Engage with the vendors directly online, watch our Instagram stories or even attend one of the pop up events. There's many ways to continue building City Inspired and we're looking forward to doing so with our community.
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