In order to evolve as a business professional, you have to see yourself as a student of innovation.
Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff walked onto the stage at the 2004 annual Usana Health Sciences convention in Salt Lake City.
Where debt-laden college graduates once might have resisted commission-based sales positions, the 14% unemployment rate for 20- to 24 -year-olds means fewer grads are turning up their nose at sales jobs.
Janet Piper still feels like a newbie when it comes to trunk shows – that’s what San Francisco-based company Stella & Dot calls the home parties where its reps sell boutique-style jewellery.
Katy Brannen, who left teaching in June, took a more entrepreneurial route in April, when she joined the Mary Kay sales force.
The Direct Selling Association (DSA), the trade body that represents the UK’s major direct selling companies including Avon, Kleeneze and Betterware, reports a 29% increase in the number of sellers in the older age group, forced to find new opportunities to earn money as a result of the recession and worries about their pensions.
Somewhere in Dallas, there’s a woman driving around in a $1,000-a-month Lexus selling J.
Call it lipstick on a pig, but there’s at least one bright spot in the nation’s bleak employment data.
That’s right, Bethany College, where 84% of students graduate with an average of $22,699 in student loans, is now offering students a chance to spend four years learning how to succeed as an Amway distributor.
Far from becoming obsolete, however, it turns out that the number of these smallest of small businesses is actually growing.