SUPPORT SMALL BUSINESS
1) Tell is a little bit about yourself and your business.
B & M was founded by best friends Belinda and Mel. Bel & I are both mumma bears (5 kiddies between us). We are also both nurses! B & M was created because we LOVE fashion and shopping and we absolutely LOVE online shopping! Infact alot of our purchases were made online, but we often struggled to find the outfits we loved in our size! We wanted to create a space that was inclusive of all women.
2) Who inspires you and why.
We love supporting other women especially those that give back to our community. One of our biggest inspirations is none other than Emmylou Mcarthy from Emmylou Loves. We had the pleasure of meeting Emmylou at her Instagram workshop. Not only is that woman gorgeous, she’s also super funny and a huge inspiration as a business woman and entrepreneur. We love her outgoing, contagious and hilarious personality. She also knows how to rock a bikini!
3) What’s the most valuable business tip you could give someone?
The best business tip we can give anyone is always be genuine! Always stay true to who you are and what you believe and you shall succeed in your business. By staying true to yourself you will actually enjoy running your business. Your customers & followers will be drawn to your honesty and will be more likely to recommend you to their friends and family.
4) How do people work out what size to buy when buying online?
The question we get asked the most about sizing and from personal experience always read the description of the product! A great product description will not only tell you what the material is like but should tell you what the fitting is like! Always check the companies size guide and Measure Measure Measure!!!! We cannot stress the importance of measuring yourself! Get yourself a measuring tape, If its a top measure your bust (holdunder your armpit and follow your nipple line around your back), measure your waist (the narrowist part of your waist line, usually where your belly button is) and measure your hips (the widest part of your thighs). For bottoms, again measure
Your hips, and waistline. If you get stuck look at what sizes you already wear. A great product we found is the ZOZO suit! Its a super sexy suit purchased online that incorporates the use of an app to measure your whole body! Its AMAZING!
*ill put a link in for the ZOZO suit.
If you get stuck always send the company an email to ask about the fitting and sizing! Most companies are more than happy to help their customers with making the right decision.
5) What are things to keep in mind/look out for when shopping online.
Things to look out for when buying online!
Firstly check their refund policies! At B & M we are more than happy to return and exchange a product if it isnt the right choice for you. Always remember as a courtesy, to send the product back in its original condition. If the product is faulty in any way we will refund your purchase. A happy customer is a returning customer!
Look out for online specials! The internet is a crazy competitive world, in order for us to get your attention we always have specials!
Let’s face it things are bloody expensive these days! We have families, we know! We hardly ever buy anything at full price, thats why we are committed to keeping our costs down for our customers.
I have loved working with these ladies, the passion for fashion that they have is amazing. They had some really great tips for shopping online that I think we all need to make sure we follow. I love the styles they stock, I find them super easy to wear and comfortable.
find them on Instagram and give them a follow and check out there online shop
Until next time happy shopping xx