Welcome to Team Pattons

Designer In Waiting *TO DO* LIST!

Congratulations and welcome!

diw do and do not do list....

It's so EXCITING that you have decided to take the step to join this incredible company! We know it stinks to wait...but really, you'd be spending a fair amount of time on SETTING UP your business ANYWAY...why not give yourself a HEAD START and kick off your company with the VERY BEST FOUNDATION you can!

When you have the right foundation, you are DESTINED for success! When you take the time and put your energy into a POSTIVE, ORGANIZED INTENTION...that intention becomes your REALITY! Let's do it right!!

We have compiled a list of things to do while you wait. Some of them may not apply to what your journey is with this business (you may not need to create an LLC, for example) but these are the most common BUSINESS TASKS for Origami Owl Designers.

Be sure to call your MAGNIFICENT MENTOR if you have any questions along the way!

Welcome to to the team and welcome to this great journey!

Cheryl Patton

Senior Team Leader & Mentor

Origami Owl Independent Designer #1189

#1 connect with your team!

Whether you choose a mentor who is across the country, or right next door (mine lives in New York and I live in Tennessee, you will quickly see that our team and The Nest (Home Office) will help guide and connect with you regardless of who you chose to work ONE-ON-ONE with as your mentor.

Be sure you are connecting with your MENTOR and OUR TEAM on our You can post questions and see table displays...get ideas for Hostess Gifts and {of course} watch videos to get yourself ready to FLY when you receive your Official Invitation to Join!

#2 designate a workspace!

This does not need to be GRAND or ELABORATE {but we say, GO FOR IT if you want to}.

The SUPER IMPORTANT PART is that you have an area that is all your own where you can keep all your O2 things together and "go to work".

When you set aside an area that is for YOUR BUSINESS, you are making a mental commitment to the company as well as letting everyone around you know that you are serious about your JOURNEY with Origami Owl!

Office MINIMUMS: A computer with internet, a printer, place to file, a locket building area and a calendar!

#3 set up your voicemail & business email

Yep, the phone is going to ring! Yep, you will be sending out emails about your new business to prospective customers and Hostesses! Better be ready with an AWESOME EMAIL and Cheerful Voicemail Message!

When you have a designated email address just for your Origami Owl business, it tells everyone you are OPEN FOR BUSINESS!

When someone calls {even if they are NOT Origami Owl related} your NEW TITLE of "Independent Designer with Origami Owl" on your voicemail is going to spark some conversations about your new endeavor, isn't it?!

Commit! Remember what we said about INTENTION! When you let everyone know it is your INTENTION to be the LOCKET LADY in town, that is who you will become! : )

{Be sure to follow the P&P Guidelines for setting up an email! No proprietary terms likebethlovesorigamiowl@gmail.com or bethsellsO2@gmail.combethslivinglockets@gmail.com}

#4 open checking and savings accounts just for your business!

Don't wait for this step thinking you're going to do it later. Do this now, now, now {did we say NOW?}! Good.

Look for a personal account with minimal fees (some banks will tack on a monthly fee just because it's "business") and get a debit card with it. This makes for MUCH EASIER tracking and accounting at the end of the year when you're trying to do taxes!

This is the account where you can deposit customer checks, commissions from corporate, and link your SquareUp, PayAnywhere or other mobile cash register account.

{See #5 for more on those!}

I like to have a Saving account where I can immediately take out a percent for TAXES {Ya' mean I can't keep it all? No.}. You do not want to get socked with a big bill for taxes at the end of the year, so be a good book keeper and take it out RIGHT AWAY!!

#5 mobile credit card processing

We take cash, credit and checks {well, maybe checks...a debit card might be better--just sayin'}!

Start doing research on using a mobile credit processing service. There are many out there. PayAnywhere, Paypal, SquareUp, Intuit...the list goes on and on. The GREAT THING IS, you can run someone's card AT THE EVENT, have it go right into your business account (most take 24 hours to deposit), then turn around and order the product in your back office using YOUR DEBIT CARD linked to that same account. You're never out of pocket on your purchases!

All the readers I am aware of are available for FREE when you register your account {they send you the reader}.

Remember that you will pay a service fee of about 2.5% - 3% depending on the company, so research well and decide if this is something that is important to your business or not. It's a CONVENIENCE, not a NECESSITY.

The other very cool feature of having one of these processors is that it's AN APP on your smartphone or your ipad {both business write offs}, you can categorize your inventory for faster processing, AND you are able to EMAIL a receipt!

{Remember you MUST give them a copy of the ORDER FORM for legal reasons, but keep that Email for your GROWING DATABASE! BOOM! We LOVE that!}

#6 set your schedule for success!

We LOVE this little form that is available in your back office {once you're official}, but since we know how AMAZING this is, we're going to give it to you now!


The Perfect Week is your weekly schedule that is going to tell you how much time you TRULY have to dedicate to this business. Print it out and start by blocking off the areas where you have things already scheduled...SLEEP, Family commitments, Kid commitments, Trips to the Gym, Grocery shopping, or other job {if you have one}.

Once your commitments are blocked off, you will clearly see what's left for you to work with. Then you decide how much time you want to commit to Origami Owl. When will you schedule Jewelry Bars (two specific days a week seem to work best for most Designers). When will you make phone calls and share your business? Give yourself a few hours a week to update your Facebook page {we HIGHLY SUGGEST you schedule your time for this, or you could be on all day}!

Stick to it just as if you were working for someone else! Oh! And be SURE to let everyone around you know too, so everyone respects your "business hours".

#7 social media

Since we just mentioned Facebook, it's probably a good time to chat about other social media outlets for your business.

We would be remiss if we didn't say that PERSONAL COMMUNICATION with REAL PEOPLE {not avitars} will get more JEWELRY BARS BOOKED. No two ways about it.

But! These can be GREAT outlets for you to show off your new business and to ADVERTISE FOR FREE amongst your own groups and even some new ones!

We DO want you to be on everyone's radar...so you may want to consider a business Facebook page, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Instagram or Google+ account to reflect your new business! Facebook can be a GREAT PLACE to share imagery, ideas & information. Be sure you follow the P&Ps TO THE LETTER about Social Media, because we don't want you doing a lot of work and then have compliance come along and BOP you on the head.

YOU MAY NOT PUBLISH as an O2 Designer until you are official, but you are welcome to start gathering images to share so you are ready to click GO when the time comes!

It's great to create a Printerest profile and start pinning lockets that you love, party ideas, jewelry displays, cute O2 BLUE shoes, or anything else that mirrors YOU!

If you choose to use Social Media, please follow the 10% marketing rule, where you only "SELL" 10% of the time {so people don't get sick of you}. Use the other 90% to put fun pictures or motivational quotes or even fashion photos you find {you want to post things that your friends and family will LIKE}!

#8 wear your locket everyday! {build your database!}

This may seem pretty obvious because if you're wearing one already, you KNOW how often you get asked about it. {Don't have a locket yet? Ask your mentor to order one for you at her discounted rate until you get your kit!} Now when someone compliments you, you can say, "Thank you! I am actually going to be selling them soon! If you'd like, I can send you an email when I have my lockets in hand and I can get you all hooked up too!

#9 start planning your display table(s)

Will you start with an intimate launch party at your sister's house? Or will you blow it out at an Expo? Maybe something in-between? Regardless, this is something that is GREAT to do while you're waiting!

OUR COLORS ARE WHITE, TURQUOISE AND LINEN! {Yes, we know there are people who use other colors {and black}, but that is NOT our company brand and corporate will tell you we are White, Turquoise and Linen. Don't argue with me about it. If you want to be recognized as Origami Owl, then ROLL like Origami Owl. The end.}


You can create a gorgeous display by watching for coupons when you're buying table fabric (yes you may order tablecloth from your back office when you're official), Hobby Lobby has lots of deals, we've spotted white owls at Home Goods, Marshalls and TJ MAXX too. Here is a short list of what you can start shopping for!

LINEN Jewelry Busts--no colors and no black please (Hobby Lobby, Michael's,www.nilecorp.com)

Table Cloths

Clip Boards

Print out your Charm Sheets (on the team page)

White Ceramic Owl (ONE OR TWO is all you need, and YES you can purchase in back office)

Chain Display

Price Sheet Display (Ikea is great for this, Hobby Lobby, Michael's, Joanne Etc)

Frame for your "Origami Owl" sign

Tables (Sam's Club sometimes has foldable 8-foot card tables for $50)

You will get a TON of ideas if you ask the other Designers on our team Facebook page!

#10 start looking for events in your area

There are an ABUNDANCE of events in EVERY area {some rural ladies may have to drive a little}. Think about all the things that you and your friends and family do to entertain yourselves! There are concerts in the park, craft shows, sports tournaments, girl's events and of course, the BIG expos.

USE GOOGLE to find them. CALL the cities and towns {parks & rec offices usually know what's happening} near you to find them. ASK your friends and family what events they have been to in the last 6-12 months.

Many shows are going to be CHEAP too. Just because they are bigger, does not mean they are better. Talk with your MENTOR to figure out if the events have the right stuff.

ALSO, watch our training video, "To do or not to do and event or expo!" We asked some of the TOP LEADERS in this company what criteria they use to find events.

NOTE: You are not allowed to sign up for any events until you are OFFICIAL. Got it? : )

#11 tell your peeps about this opportunity.

Please, oh please, share with your friends and family that you are a DIW. I cannot tell you how many Designers say how thankful they are that someone shared O2 with them. This is an amazing opportunity and why WOULDN'T you want your friends and family to benefit from it like you can?

"But Beth, I'm not sure about the company yet, I want to try it out first." NO! Ask me to put you in touch with a few of our LEADERS who would have been LEADERS SOONER had they just put it out there in the beginning! {I mean it. If that's what you're thought process is, we need to get you talking to some of our people--STAT!}

Don't wait until your kit arrives! Start sharing and building your team NOW!

{Yes, your people CAN go on the wait list NOW even though you are not official. When they get their invitation to join, they can ADD YOU at that time!}


#12 check your place on the waitlist at any time!

PROMISE you will not be a bag of bones by the time your number comes up. Remeber what your ma' always said, "Patience is a virtue." {Or maybe it was the Yoga Dog who said it, I forget...}

Since the numbers fluctuate a little bit each week, you should pop onto this page to see where you are once the waitlist.

Click HERE to see where you are. Trust us, it gets MORE EXCITING as you get CLOSER!

xoxo, beth and all our amazing peeps!