Natureâ€™s Pearl Corporation announced today that since July, 2008, the company has generated 2,382 home-based businesses. The company converted from traditional retail sales to a network marketing model, beginning with 26 distributors in July, 2008. Natureâ€™s Pearl distributorship continued to grow rapidly during the month of November, 2009, adding 129 distributors to hit a historic high of 2,382.
â€œFive years ago, if you had told me I would be selling muscadine products through thousands of home-based businesses, I would have told you that was impossible,â€ said Jerry W. Smith, Founder and CEO of Natureâ€™s Pearl Corporation. In 1990, Mr. Smith also founded Le Bleu Corporation, the 87th largest beverage company in the United States. He began to consider distributing Natureâ€™s Pearl products through network marketing after studying entrepreneur Warren Buffettâ€™s purchase of The Pampered Chef, Ltd., which Buffett called the best investment he ever made.
â€œI saw a business opportunity,â€ said Ms. Bacon. â€œI liked the product, and I liked the business. Itâ€™s been very successful.â€
Jeff Weigele, a sales and training manager with 30 yearsâ€™ experience from Wilmington, N. C., also affirmed the attractiveness of the networking business model.
â€œIt is the kind of opportunity that if somebody works at it, in 90 days, you can create a secondary income in excess of $1,000 per month,â€ said Mr. Weigele. â€œMost people are worried about keeping jobs rather than advancing, and yet the financial residual with Natureâ€™s Pearl continues to grow.â€
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