‘Bean’ A Family
The best ideas are made even better by sharing, so I first roped in my bestie, Tegan, who is the clever graphic designer behind our Bean Man.
We were madly in love with our new business and decided that we’d go the very best in everything to do with the product and packaging from the beginning. Every single bean is surrounded by love, exceptional packaging, much thought, and the very best soil. It’s the kind of experience that makes the person receiving it sigh with delight.
When Tegan’s regular work increased, I needed another partner in beaning around, and my keen gaze fell on someone even closer – my Mum, Trish. Who else would take such incredible care of my business than the woman who’d taken such incredible care of me? Bean Me Up would literally be bursting with kindness.
Now, the Bean Me Up family consists of myself, Nanna Trish, Tegan, some gorgeous locals who work for us when we’re busy, my wonderful husband Ross and my 3 lively children – all growing at seemingly the same rate as the beans themselves in the sunny part of the Sunshine Coast.
It’s not just the little members of Bean Me Up who are growing. Our business has flourished and thrived, and experienced incredible growth in a few short years; regularly the first gift of choice for large corporates, big business, fabulous stockists, fundraising events, individual weddings, and special gift giving.
Me? I love Bean Me Up as much as the day I decided I’d grow it. I still grow beans on my windowsill. They still make my heart lift.