LB Littles

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Project Description

What is the mission of LB Littles?

Founded in 2018, LB Littles exists to make parent life easier and more fun. We believe in community and we believe in Long Beach. We create unique, memorable events for families with kids ages 12 and under, and curate ideas of all the best things to do in our community on any given day.

Our ultimate goal is to bring this same sense of community to cities outside of Long Beach, but we have a few steps to take before we get there including raising a bit of capital.

Announcing The Little Membership

We're launching a membership plan! Over the past year we’ve hosted some truly one-of-a-kind events, including Littlepalooza, Noon Year’s Eve, Kids' Prom, and Camp Littles. (Don't worry, these events will keep going strong for members and non-members alike!)

A membership plan will strengthen the LB Littles community by offering more opportunities to try kids activities from local providers, score discounts, and snag invitations to members-only events.

Be part of the beta group and snag an invite to our exclusive founding member launch party for families this fall.

Membership will launch in September 2019 for $199 per year. Join ahead of time and save!

The Little Membership will include:

  • Access to exclusive Members-Only events for families
    • Examples of events:
      • Free classes for kids
      • Character breakfasts
      • Parents night out events with child care
      • Saturday Morning Cartoons at the movie theatre
      • And lots more surprises in store. Throughout the year there will be more than 50 opportunities to attend special members-only events.
  • Discounts for family dining at local restaurants
  • Gifts from sponsors like Bumkins, Thermos, and more
  • Presale and VIP access to our festival events
  • Special rates on memberships and classes with local providers of kids activities

Memberships are for kids ages 12 and under, though we’ll offer events under three categories: 

Babies (0-2), Toddlers-Preschool (3-5), Elementary Age (6-12)

Memberships are good for up to two caregivers and two children, additional kids may be added on at $50 per kid, per year.

Don’t worry, we’ll still have events available throughout the year for non-members too. Consider this an addition to our program, not taking anything away.

 

Inclusive

We know the member price can be steep for lots of families in our community, so we're starting a subsidized Community Membership Plan.

Full price members can opt to contribute to the sponsor fund for families who wouldn't normally be able to afford The Little Membership.

Families wanting a subsidized Community Membership will sign up on a waiting list (upon launch in September), and as funds become available they will be offered a Community Membership at only $40 per year.

As the sponsor fund is filled, more and more sponsored families will be invited from the waiting list.  

The problem we're solving...

It’s such a pain in the ass to find activities for kids all in one place, or find family festivals that are actually fun for adults too. We’re aiming to solve all of that.

We create one-of-a-kind family experiences.

An ultimate NYE party for kids with a countdown at 12 noon? We have that. A special brunch where kids can eat with their favorite superheroes and movie characters (while parents sip mimosas)? Got that too. The ultimate family music festival? Littlepalooza has more than covered that.

With membership, we’ll be able to open up opportunities for even more unique experiences for local families while strengthening our community.

We connect families with awesome brands and providers of kids’ activities

I hated researching every city’s website and hunting down a dance class to compare prices with another dance class only to find out the time slot didn’t fit in our schedule. As they say in the infomercials, there’s gotta be a better way.

LB Littles will always curate a list of kids activities and classes whether businesses pay for a listing or not.

In our opinion, that’s one of the biggest failings of other kids’ activity sites - too much pay for play results in skewed and useless listings for parents. We are solving for this by continually adding to our directory, and soon we’ll be adding the option to book kids’ activities from local providers directly from our site.

What’s next?

We’ve proven that this model can work in the LA market, that national and local sponsors are eager to reach this audience at events. 

The next BIG step is dipping our toes in waters outside of Long Beach and hiring teams in other cities. We’re not quite there yet.

We’re not raising funds for that step just yet, we’re raising funds now in order to:

  • Enhance LB Littles to offer e-commerce and membership functionality
  • Have capital to continue hosting memorable events for families in our community
  • Hire staff to help keep content flowing throughout the LB Littles ecosystem

Who is LB Littles

Oh hi! That’s me, Hazel. I’ve been doing this events and marketing thing for a long time. From wedding planning, to marketing for Yelp, to consulting at early-stage tech startups, to product management, it’s safe to say I come to the table with a lot of experience.

Entrepreneurship is in my bones, all the way back to my first yard sale when I was 12 years old and sold all of my brothers’ Ninja Turtle action figures for $5. (Sorry guys!)

Since 2007, the number of women-owned businesses in the US has increased by 58 percent, which is better than businesses overall, which increased by only 12 percent. That’s crazy exciting. And I’m so pumped to be part of that movement in growing and strengthening women-owned business.

Updates

The Project FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions:

We'll continue answering questions here as they come in. In the meantime, feel free to email hello@lblittles.com with any questions at all!

 

MoiraCallies
07/23/2019
The Little Membership plus tee
$160
07/22/2019
The Little Membership
$130
Melchor4
07/22/2019
The Little Membership
$130
07/21/2019
Three shirts and a swag pack!
$100
Khai Thu Nguyen
07/19/2019
2 One hour marketing/event consultations
$250
Tim Rueter
07/16/2019
Your choice of one LB Littles shirt
$100
Kathleen Froehlich
07/16/2019
Little Swag Pack
$20
07/16/2019
Little Swag Pack
$100
Cherie
07/13/2019
The Little Membership
$130
Judita
07/12/2019
The Little Membership
$130
Monetary Contribution

Want to contribute without a specific reward? You're a true gem! 💎

Also use this option if you want to combine a couple different rewards, do the math and note which rewards you would like in the checkout process.

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$20
Little Swag Pack

Thanks for supporting us! As a thank you, we'll send you a thank you card with some LB Littles swag! Including some parent compliment cards, two buttons, an LB Littles sticker, and 2 collectible "Parent Badge" stickers.

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$160
The Little Membership plus tee

All above Little Membership perks plus travel mug, swag pack, welcome box, and choice of shirt.

Indicate size and design choice in checkout.

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$45
Your choice of one LB Littles shirt

What? A T-shirt for $45?! Here's the thing, you're not buying a t-shirt. You're contributing to LB Littles and as a thank you, we'll send you a shirt and a swag pack too. You can choose from three exclusive designs that will only be available as part of this campaign and won't be sold elsewhere.

Good for baby, kids or unisex adult sizes, just indicate your size and t-shirt choice in checkout.

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$30
Travel Mug

Want to drink your coffee in style every morning? Contribute $30 to LB Littles and we'll send you a snazzy LB Littles branded travel mug!

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$75
Two shirts and a swag pack

Thanks for contributing $75! As a thank you we'll send you two t-shirts (you choose the designs)  and a swag pack. You can choose any combination of our exclusive designs.

Good for babies, kids or unisex adult sizes, just indicate your size and design choices in checkout.

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$100
Three shirts and a swag pack!

Thanks for contributing $100! As a thank you we'll send you three t-shirts and a swag pack. You can choose any combination of our exclusive designs.

Good for babies, kids or unisex adult sizes, just indicate you size and design choices in checkout.

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$250
2 One hour marketing/event consultations

In her other life, LB Littles founder, Hazel Quimpo, is a marketing consultant and a pro at events. Those skills come in handy for LB Littles too. This package will give you two one-hour sessions to audit your current marketing efforts and set you up with a strategy and overall plan to help grow your business. Includes tutorials on easy graphic design, social media, and marketing campaign exectution.

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$250
LB Littles Instagram Story Takeover

Take over our stories for a day! Have a unique perspective on Long Beach, want to show off your family-friendly business? This one's for you! (Our Instagram Story engagement is off the charts.) We'll connect to choose a day and go over guidelines and a plan for content together before executing.

All content subject to approval by LB Littles.

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Rewards

Monetary Contribution

Want to contribute without a specific reward? You're a true gem! 💎

Also use this option if you want to combine a couple different rewards, do the math and note which rewards you would like in the checkout process.

6 Supporters
Contribute
$20
Little Swag Pack

Thanks for supporting us! As a thank you, we'll send you a thank you card with some LB Littles swag! Including some parent compliment cards, two buttons, an LB Littles sticker, and 2 collectible "Parent Badge" stickers.

492 Left
8 Supporters
Select this reward
$160
The Little Membership plus tee

All above Little Membership perks plus travel mug, swag pack, welcome box, and choice of shirt.

Indicate size and design choice in checkout.

42 Left
8 Supporters
Select this reward
$45
Your choice of one LB Littles shirt

What? A T-shirt for $45?! Here's the thing, you're not buying a t-shirt. You're contributing to LB Littles and as a thank you, we'll send you a shirt and a swag pack too. You can choose from three exclusive designs that will only be available as part of this campaign and won't be sold elsewhere.

Good for baby, kids or unisex adult sizes, just indicate your size and t-shirt choice in checkout.

196 Left
4 Supporters
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$30
Travel Mug

Want to drink your coffee in style every morning? Contribute $30 to LB Littles and we'll send you a snazzy LB Littles branded travel mug!

150 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
$75
Two shirts and a swag pack

Thanks for contributing $75! As a thank you we'll send you two t-shirts (you choose the designs)  and a swag pack. You can choose any combination of our exclusive designs.

Good for babies, kids or unisex adult sizes, just indicate your size and design choices in checkout.

199 Left
1 Supporter
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$100
Three shirts and a swag pack!

Thanks for contributing $100! As a thank you we'll send you three t-shirts and a swag pack. You can choose any combination of our exclusive designs.

Good for babies, kids or unisex adult sizes, just indicate you size and design choices in checkout.

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2 Supporters
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$250
2 One hour marketing/event consultations

In her other life, LB Littles founder, Hazel Quimpo, is a marketing consultant and a pro at events. Those skills come in handy for LB Littles too. This package will give you two one-hour sessions to audit your current marketing efforts and set you up with a strategy and overall plan to help grow your business. Includes tutorials on easy graphic design, social media, and marketing campaign exectution.

23 Left
2 Supporters
Select this reward
$250
LB Littles Instagram Story Takeover

Take over our stories for a day! Have a unique perspective on Long Beach, want to show off your family-friendly business? This one's for you! (Our Instagram Story engagement is off the charts.) We'll connect to choose a day and go over guidelines and a plan for content together before executing.

All content subject to approval by LB Littles.

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