Back in the Mobile Boutique – starting today!

I hopped in my Style with Char Mobile Boutique this AM and drove to my day job at a real estate software company because today’s the day that I officially kick off the 2018 Mobile Boutique season!

While I’m working on some fun new updates to the boutique, I’m also making sure it’s mobile throughout the project.  So far, I’ve added new benches in the dressing rooms and placed some orders for a few of the other changes that are coming soon.

If you’re in the Fargo area, you’re officially invited to stop in tonight to see what’s been cooking with Ruby Ribbon. I’ll be parked in the Gander Mountain parking lot starting at 5 PM and will be there until about 7:30 PM.  I look forward to seeing you.

Want to stay connected and know where I’ll be?  Just follow me on my Facebook page or the Events tab in my blog.

The promise of Ruby Ribbon

RR stylist logo squareLast fall, Ruby Ribbon CEO Anna Zornosa published an open letter to the Ruby Ribbon community about the Ruby Ribbon promise. This letter was to help both stylists and customers understand her commitment to them.
You can read the entire letter here (and I hope you do). Here’s my summary of the key points of the Promise of Ruby Ribbon.

Our Ruby Ribbon Promises:

  • Products that delight customers and enhance their lives
  • Giving independent Stylists the training and coaching support they need to serve their customers beautifully through a sustainable and thriving business model
  • Starter kit offers are valued much higher than the price the new stylist pays, and are carefully built with product & business supplies that allow our Stylists to produce a profit
  • No requirement for an ongoing investment plans samples of upcoming product launches can be earned
  • Discourage the practice of purchasing inventory for the purpose of resale and don’t compensate for personal purchases
  • Member of the Direct Selling Association and abides by its code of ethics

#commitment #promise #rubyribbon #amazingcompany #beyourownboss #besmartwithyoupartner #delightcustomers #enhancelives #makeaprofit #supporteachother

It's a Boutique-in-a-Box!

Starting a business with Ruby Ribbon just got easier with our new Boutique-in-a-Box start-up options designed to give our newest Stylists a fun and easy start with product that will serve 90% of her Cami customers (at a great value) plus additional items of the new Stylist’s choice.
These options work seamlessly with our 35-day launch plan to help her get out the door, learn the skills she needs to build her business, while earning free product along the way, keeping her profits in her pocket!

shape startShape Start for $249 – 10 clothing items; over $600 value

Help women ditch the underwire and find comfortable support with our wire-free Camis & Demiette™. This kit offers everything needed to hold 45-minute “Bye Bye Bra!” shows with Camis to fit 90% of your customers with a Cami in each of our three designs: Original, Lace and Sheer. AND it includes an opportunity to select one additional Original Cami in her choice of size and color.

Ultimate StartUltimate Start for $399 – 21 items, over $1538 value

Everything in the Shape Start plus additional shape items AND pants and leggings from our Essentials collection. Along with the choice of a Cami, a Stylist also selects a Denim Legging or Woven Pant in her size. With this kit, she can hold “Bye Bye Bra!” shows and/or the perfect 90-minute “Ultimate” Trunk Show.

ultimate Plus StartUltimate Plus Start for $549 – 21 items PLUS $300 in product choice; over $1800 in value

Everything in the Ultimate Start (including the choice of an Original Cami & pant or legging) PLUS $300 in product credit. Choose additional items for you to wear to showcase Ruby Ribbon or more items for your clients and their guests to try on.
#girlboss #stylewithchar #startabusiness #rubyribbon #trunkshowsarefun #byebyebraparty

Celebration Rewards continue

Just a quick preview of my most recent gift that showed up in my mailbox. Here’s my new weekend bag with a fun Ruby Ribbon logo on it. These gifts come in beautiful packaging and I just can’t wait to open them.
Great to be rewarded just for sharing Ruby Ribbon with women everyday.
Celebration Rewards gift 3
#makingyourlifealittlesmoother #girlboss #beyourownboss #startafashionbusiness #getrewardedinsomanyways

A business that fits in the seat of your car

Before I started with Ruby Ribbon, I often commented that I would love to have my own business, but it was too “something” — too expensive, too risky, too time consuming to get started, too “something.”
I have chatted with several women lately that are feeling the same so I’ve been thinking about how Ruby Ribbon meets you where you are.  For women who have the “too somethings,” my recommendation would be to become my business partner using a Ruby Ribbon Shape Box.
The ShapeBox gives you everything you need to start a side-business, and is a great place to see if Ruby Ribbon will fit in your life. This box, about the size of a large laptop briefcase, contains Ruby Ribbon camis to fit 90% of the women you’ll meet, a slip, shaping brief and a boy short, plus catalogs and your own Ruby Ribbon website. Plus a connection with me as your business partner, to help you get going.
It’s not “too expensive,” in fact, many women pay off their initial costs for a ShapeBox (only $299) in just their first month with the 25% commission they earned on their sales.
It’s not “too risky” either, since you can commit to this business on your own terms — just keep it in your car and when you hear yourself raving about how much you love your Ruby Ribbon, yon can pull the ShapeBox out and let a friend try one on. You aren’t obligated to hold trunk shows or attend vendor events if that doesn’t fit into your life right now.
And, with the freedom of a ShapeBox business, it’s not “too time consuming” either. It’s there when you have time for it, and if you have it with you, it’ll be available in small snippets. Think of where you already are with women, such as your children’s sporting events, the office, and during your girlfriend time, and you’ll quickly find that you can share Ruby Ribbon and earn the rewards.
#businesspartners #shapebox #businessinabox #stylewithchar

Sometimes, you get little surprises in the mail

One of the rewards of being a Ruby Ribbon Stylist is that sometimes you get a surprise in the mail. It can be something small, like a fun notebook with an inspirational quote or something more. Between the company and my fellow stylists, it’s fun to lift each other up.
This week, I got a really fun surprise.
We are in the middle of our contest to earn a trip to the beach next year, and while I haven’t earned the trip (yet!), I did reach the first milestone. They are offering motivational prizes along the way and this was the first one — a cute canvas pouch. What do you think I should use it for?
As I head into two trunk shows yet this week, I believe I’ll be earning the next level of prizes before the month ends. So, check back to see what lands in my mailbox next! Does your job do this? (I’m looking for business partners and you could be next)
#rewards #stylewithchar #fun #mailboxtreats #rubyribbon #girlboss #businesspartners #weneedyourhelp

What does a Ruby Ribbon Stylist do?

ruby_ribbon_12_2_15_set-1_12812_resizeI’ve been a Ruby Ribbon stylist for two and a half years now, working a very flexible business helping women look and feel better in their clothes. At the same time, I also work a full -time job in real estate software.
Curious about what it’s like to be a Ruby Ribbon stylist? Basically I get paid to socialize with other great women both in person and online (like right here in my blog).  I help style them in beautiful clothing that boosts their confidence and and I keep in touch to share information about Ruby Ribbon’s newest products.
That’s really how easy it is! (Oh, and I get new clothes for free anytime I want.)
I would love to tell you more!  What questions do you have? We have regular calls to help you learn just a bit more about Ruby Ribbon and we give away at a Free Cami (!!) at every call.   Text “FreeCami” to 22828 and I’ll get you the details.
#girlboss #startabusiness #stylewithchar #$$$$ #rubyribbon #newclothes

Do you tell your friends about us?

Do you love Ruby Ribbon?  Take a hint from the latest cards getting shipped with every order….
Watch the founder and CEO of Ruby Ribbon as she talks about why you might want to start your own business (part time or full time).  Click here!  (If you have more questions, let’s get together)
If you’re wondering why I do what I do, here are just a few of my reasons:

  • It’s about watching a woman’s face light up when she tries on something she didn’t think was right for her and finds it’s oh so right!
  • I love having the latest fashions at my fingertips – so many clothes (and for free)
  • I’m building a base for a business I can continue later when I retire from the software industry

To learn more, connect with me in my online group.

#girlboss #startabusiness #beyourownboss #workparttime #workfulltime #flexible #fun