By Vince Leona
Imagine a Male Revue Show that does house calls? Charlene Ramirez has created her own Male Revue delivery service. I talked to Charlene about this revolutionary business.
VL: So what made you start up a Male Revue delivery service?
CR: My boyfriend was an MC at a male revue show, and it wasn’t very successful. I once got a stripper gram and had the idea of bringing the revue show to the ladies. If they got excited by one stripper, I figured a full revue show in their living room would make them go crazy! So we started up the delivery service. We started by sending out groups of 5 guys doing 8 shows every Saturday. Half hour shows with half hour for traveling! So from 6PM-2AM we were all over Miami. It became an instant hit when we got on the 5 o’clock news so we added a second team of 5. We then added Friday shows, and now we have expanded to Sundays. It’s been only 9 months and we now have 5 crews working 3 nights a week! And even with that much coverage, we are still overbooked! The good thing is that the customers are now willing to work with us a bit more. We have become an event! They want us to show up. It’s like sending out celebrities.
VL: So you guys are doing 120 shows a week in Miami? That is amazing! Do you have any thoughts on expanding throughout Florida? Or how about expanding nationwide?
CR: At this point we own Florida. Each crew has a driver, DJ, and 5 dancers. We are employing more people in the United States than Apple! We are pretty happy with our progress, but we definitely want to invade the rest of the state. As we speak, I am working on putting together a crew in Tampa. I plan on staying on the East Coast for the next 3 years, and then branching off. But right now the priority is Florida. I think that we have a great niche, and I am in the process in adding 3-5 more teams. We want to be doing 500 parties a week in Miami within the next 2 years. Also while expanding in Miami; we will kick it off in Tampa the same way we started here. We will start out with just one crew and once a week. My hope is that we will be forced to hire more people and add more days within the first 3 months.
VL: Did you ever think that you would be making this much money when you started this company?
CR: Never in my wildest dreams. I thought we can make a little money on the side, and instead it has taken over my life. I now am making this my main focus. Our numbers are going to double every 6 months. We want to make this thing as big as possible. As long as we stay cool and relevant, there is no stopping us!