Tell us a little bit about Tastefully Simple and how it got started.
I often say that Tastefully Simple was founded on a dream and a shoestring. And I am NOT exaggerating. I bootstrapped the business with $6,000 in savings, a $10,000 investment from a silent partner (Joani Nielson, who would later take on an active role as our COO) and a $20,000 SBA loan. And the rest is history!
Back in June 1995, our headquarters was a 1,200-square-foot shed with no running water, and we used a pool table as our packing station. Today Tastefully Simple has grown to become a $100 million-plus company with more than 23,000 direct sales consultants across the country. (And yes, sometimes I STILL need to pinch myself!)
Tastefully Simple offers a home-based business opportunity for women – tell us more about this.
Our business opportunity helps people improve their lives with whatever they want most… from more flexibility to more friendships to more income. We ask people, what do you want? Some want to spend more time at home with their children, while others want to get out of the house! Some want an excuse to get together with their friends on a Friday night. And everyone wants great food and more time. Whatever you want most in your life, you deserve it. And you can find it with Tastefully Simple.
The most successful consultants are those who, as I say, “Dream it, believe it and work it.” When your head, heart and hands are aligned in focus on your goals, amazing things happen! Read the rest of this entry »