Starting all over!!!

Samantha - posted on 05/20/2011 ( 27 moms have responded )

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ok my Direct sales company closed it doors !!!! has this happened to you? how did you start from scratch in a new company?

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Melissa - posted on 05/23/2011

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are there any products from another company that you love. that's a great place to start. I've had it happen to me and I just had to let my customer base know it was gone and what I was doing now and that they could expect the same great level of customer service. They might even be so excited for you that they might host a grand opening party for you. Good Luck!

Ericka - posted on 05/23/2011

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this has never happened to me but here are some ideas to get a new biz started once you decide what you want to do :) make sure you contact all of your contacts and let them know that the company closed. Figure out what biz you want to venture into and if it is similar to your previous one have an open house for it and invite all of your contacts from your previous biz. i dont think that is wrong to do since they gave your permission to invite them to things and keep them informed about the biz. worst thing that can happen is someone asks you to not send them any info. Plus i am sure that your good friends and family will help you get started with something new :) good luck!

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Lavanda - posted on 12/02/2012

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I just started with Paparazzi Accessories after hitting a wall with my Avon. They didn't close, obviously but it's just so oversaturated. People love Paparazzi, they don't feel guilty about spending $5. Our jewelry is comparable to what you would get at the mall for far, far less. You can choose how you run your business, online, via parties, just cash & carry taking it with you... You earn 45% commission and up to 10% off of your team. Can start for as little as $40 + cost of the jewelry or order a starter kit that is $300 and includes 100 pieces of jewelry + extras. www.paparazziaccessories.com/9188

Michelle - posted on 11/25/2012

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The good knews is you alreay know how to run a direct sales company so your a step a head of most new consultants...Choose a company that has products and a mission statement you stand behind. I work for Pink Papaya and I love their products and their spirit of inspiring and giving. Choose a company that speaks to you that when you discuss it you inpisre others that wnat to do it and you enjoy doing it. Because lts face it who wants to sell something they are just sort of okay with. feel free to e-mail if you have any questions mhawes.pp@gmail.com

Vicki - posted on 11/20/2012

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I am with lia Sophia jewelry and have been for 10 years. I was with a lot of different companies thru the years and this one just worked for me. I started with no investment - paid from very first show and started with close to $2000 in product. Liasophia.com/VickiPike

Vicki - posted on 11/20/2012

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That hasn't happened to me and I can't imagine! When looking for anther direct sales business make sur u check out all the nitty gritty like addtl fees, ex. Credit card fees, hostess charges, kit costs etc.

Amanda - posted on 10/10/2012

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It's hard for sure, but if you are in direct sales- you are a fighter and hard worker! Brush yourself off and find something you love.

I found fibi and clo. A sandal design company that sells direct and at in home parties.

they are gorgeous! Between the design and price point- They truly sell themselves!

email me so I can give your more info!



amandaneufeld@yahoo.com Amanda Neufeld, Ind. Style Leader



do what you love and you will never work another day in your life!

Allison - posted on 08/11/2012

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Cloud 9 is almost exactly like Brown Bag Parties with added inventory of jewelry, perfume, etc. Plus they have an outrageously generous commission structure that includes a car & home perk!!!! I just signed up.

Alaina - posted on 07/30/2012

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I have heard of this happening lately. I wouldn't no what to do but thats why I am not worried about DOVE Chocolate Discoveries. Since we are backed by Mars, Inc.
The best thing i would suggest is find something you Love and start talking to everyone, family, friends past hosts with old company to let them know about your new venture. Good Luck!

Yvette - posted on 07/11/2012

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I would consider a buisness that has been around for along time. I am with Marykay which has been around since the 1960s. If you wan tto check it out go to http://www.marykay.com/ymedina01 Also if there is products that you liked from the company you were with find a similar company but has been round for at least 5 years or more.

Sharon - posted on 06/27/2011

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Check out this link, http://sgk918.SBCPower.com
it is a great company with extremely excellent support from everyone, they literally take you by the hand and say do this first then do this. The product is excellent, award winning, and reasonable priced, and even if you don't sign anyone up--You will still get a check every month.
http://sgk918.SBCPower.com

Janet - posted on 06/24/2011

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Hey Samantha~
So sorry to hear about Brown Bag but there are other Romance companies out there that are thriving.
As a Passion Parties Executive Manager I know that "Romance Parties" are so lucrative & fun!!
Check out my web site - if you like what you see send me an e-mail. Join & qualify and I will send you $100 worth of products!! Good Luck in whatever you chose to do!!
Passionately,
Janet Piccarillo
www.idothoseparties.net

Carol - posted on 06/21/2011

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HI Samantha, I've heard of this happening before - how terrible! Well, I guess what I would do is find the next best thing and take my people with me! I've currently been with a company for 4 years and have great security. Love how we all help each other and build teams together. Contact me if you would be interested in Health & Wellness! Thanks, Carol 616-340-1461

Angela - posted on 06/20/2011

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Discovery Toys has been in the business for over 30 years! Educational and lifetime guaranteed! Our sales and recruiting are increasing!! www.facebook.com/AngelaWinkelmeier

Jennifer - posted on 06/18/2011

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Hey Samantha it is Jennifer from Facebook how are you? I am sorry to hear about your business that really stinks. Personally though you have an amazing opportunity to go crazy with a new opportunity because you have the experience and have learned many of skills it takes to do direct sales no matter what company you choose so you have a head start just from your past experience.

I know you know I am with Scentsy the reason I chose it is because it is a stable company and has grown 300% year over year since it began. We have expanded into Canada and Europe in the last year and a half so there are no signs of slowing down. If you are interested in ideas of how to get started from where you are currently at email me or message me on Facebook. Whether you choose Scentsy or another company I have some great ideas for you.

We'll talk soon,

Jenn

Louise - posted on 06/17/2011

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Hi Samantha. One of the things we do is teach distributors how to find a great company and what things in the terms and conditions are to watch out for! If you want to do some research, as well as get help on more leads, you might enjoy the e-book here: http://www.louisemshickle.com and I will be happy to make it dreamwork!

Shanna - posted on 06/15/2011

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Oh I failed to mention that this has never happened to me but it did happen to my direct manager. This is how I know about the opportunity for managers from other Companies to come into a management position with Park Lane.

Shanna - posted on 06/15/2011

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So I am sorry to hear that. But I can help you big time! My first question to you is, were you in a mangers position? If you answer yes, you can come into the direct sales company that I am with at a mangers position! The company I am with is Jewels by Park Lane. You can then bring in your downline, because trust me once you hear about all of the perks you will be grinning from ear to ear. Your downline will see that and then want to join. There is so much to the company I cannot explain it all here.

Park Lane is a family owned buisness out of Chicago and has been in buisness since 1955. It is in the 2nd generation of the Levine Family. I love the customer program and hostess program they are in place all the time. Occassionally, the family may add to them but NEVER take anything away.

The jewelry is amazing! We have jewelry in the price range from $10-480, with the bulk being in the $30 range. I am from Richmond, KY take a look at the company web page and contact me if you have questions.

Oh, one last thing the company offers TWO all exspense paid trips each year!

Susan - posted on 06/13/2011

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I agree with all the posts.....if you have a downline take it with you. If you have a good customer base do the same. You have worked hard to build the business and relationships. Your customer base will stay with you. Many times it is more about the relationship.

Sue

Susan - posted on 06/13/2011

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Hi Samantha, I work for the number 1 natural nutrition company in the United States, Shaklee Corp. Anyway, I am sorry to hear what happened to you. One of the bad things about some of the direct marketing companies are they are upstart companies that don't have a history.

Shaklee has been in business since 1956 and sells natural supplements, healthy weight loss, natural skin care, and green cleaning products. They believe in the concept of social marketing and have one of the most lucrative sales plans in the industry. My family has been with Shaklee for 26 years and my daughter will be starting her own business next year when she turns 18. Many people with Shaklee are 2nd and 3rd generation. That says alot about the company! I urge you to check out any company that you are interested in working with as many that are just starting will fold or will not be managed properly.

I always tell people that are exploring their options to do their homework and research before making a decision. You put to much time and energy into building a business to lose it because of mismanagement.
After you do your research, if you are interested in learning more about the business, my group will be having a oppurtunity webinar on Thursday evening. Just message me and I will be happy to give you further details.
Take care and good luck,

Susan

DENISE - posted on 06/13/2011

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Hi Samantha,

Consider a direct sales company that has been in business and that's thriving. I currently have 2, I am a Mary Kay Independent Senior Beauty Consultant. If skin care/cosmetics is not for you, consider fashion jewelry with Traci Lynn Fashion Jewelry, you may visit my both of my websites www.marykay.com/dlawson8 or www.tracilynnjewelry.net/deniselawson.

Please feel free to contact me if you like.
Best Wishes to you

Denise

Stephanie - posted on 06/05/2011

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If you have a downline find a similar company that you love then take them with you! We had a whole team move from another company to ours.

Beverly - posted on 05/21/2011

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Check out this company - I just love it and my previous company (The Body Shop at Home) did the same! It took me two years to find something I like! www.athome.com/beverly
email me if you want more info - $49 kit! Lovin' it!
beverlycarney@hotmail.com

Shannon - posted on 05/20/2011

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No that has never happened to me.. what company if I may ask have you been working for/with?

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