The Collective is a chic and vibrant space that can compete with any major retailer in terms of design aesthetic and product offering. Serving as an incubator for women with product-based businesses; and as a one-stop shop for women looking to purchase unique gifts, beauty products, home goods, accessories + more, the core vision of The Collective is to serve as a hub of innovation and inspiration for women with product-based businesses.
About the Founder:
With more than a decade of experience in the field of marketing and communications, Traneisha has led more than 200 clients through the creative challenges of crafting messages, creating viable marketing strategies, and maintaining solid branding that better positions them and their products in the global marketplace. Her client list spans the globe from the U.S. to the U.K., the Bahamas, and St. Lucia. It is her work with clients in the global marketplace, coupled with her extensive experience in retail management and merchandising that has sparked her newest venture, The Collective, a retail incubator that not only offers small businesses a brick and mortar location to sell their products, but also one-on-one consulting and business workshops to help them leverage their brand offerings and position themselves for success in the local and global marketplace.
Why Support Us:
If the "Future Is Female", we want you to be apart of making that future a reality.
We are excited to partner with a platform like iFundWomen, which shares our passion and desire to empower women entrepreneurs. Your support will take the vision for The Collective from concept to reality; and will ultimately help us to create a collaborative environment where women entrepreneurs can connect, thrive and grow. More specifically, we'll use the funds raised for merchandising, marketing and to build out the space.
What We Offer:
Our business has five core components:
Incubation: We offer small, women-owned brands the opportunity to sell their products in a brick+mortar store. Doing this affords women the opportunity to infiltrate a new market, and showcase their products in a way that engages their target audience and procures feedback to aid in perfecting their brand offerings. In addition to this, we also offer marketing services, small business consulting, and product placement assistance to help brands infiltrate both local and international markets.
Retail: Located in a prime-retail district in the heart of Beverly, just steps away from the historic Adriana Furs, and the newly redeveloped Evergreen Plaza, The Collective will offer the option to shop in-store 7-days a week, and online 24/7 at www.thecollectiveon95th.com.
Events: A super chic and vibrant space, The Collective will host fun themed pop-up shops, business workshops, networking events, makery + diy classes, and social events monthly.
Conference Room: Location! Location! Location! The Collective is the perfect space for those looking to host a small workshop, book signing or product launch event. In addition to this, our space is available for photographers looking to rent studio space for a shoot, fitness coaches wanting to host a weekly class or two, and artists wanting to display their latest creations.
Podcast Lab & Production Studio: Content is queen! And we’re empowering our members to produce more of it with our podcast lab and production studio. In addition to the above, we also offer: Design + Printing: At our core, T. Jones Media, the agency behind The Collective, is all about brand identity, so in addition to the above core offerings, we also offer custom design and print services for members and the general public. Custom Lab + Events: Together with our partners, we provide custom decor, flowers, balloons, catering and more for small business and social events.
The Collective is located on 95th street, in one of Chicago’s most bustling retail districts. We’re intentionally creating a collaborative environment where women business owners can discover, explore, connect and thrive. In terms of aesthetic the space will include: A chic and energetic retail environment designed to inspire, empower and engage customers. Sophisticated and comfy furniture for both work + play. A conference room for private events; and open seating area for semi-private affairs. A fully equipped production studio for content creation and photo shoots.
Members of The Collective will receive the following amenities:
- Featured Product of the Month
- Inclusion in Marketing Collateral (In-Store & Out-Mailers, Billboards, Signage, Facebook ads, etc.)
- One-on-One Business Consulting
- Free or Discounted Access to Workshops and Events
- Shipping Station
- Product Placement & Distribution (Local & Global)
The Collective offers a range of products made by women, for women in the following categories:
- Beauty & Skincare
- Home Accessories
- Fashion Accessories
- Gourmet Items + More