Are you a direct seller in the US that’s ready to take your business to the next level? Then you need to know about this amazing new program that the Direct Selling Education Foundation is launching in cooperation with the National Association of Community College Entrepreneurship (NACCE).
You will soon be able to earn a Direct Selling Entrepreneur Certificate at your local community college, starting in the late spring of 2012. Sessions in this remarkable program, which is endorsed by companies throughout the industry, include:
- Overview of the Direct Selling Industry
- Selling Skills
- Basic Technical Skills Needed for Business
- Organization in a Direct Sales Business
- Financial Management
- Communication Skills
- Legal Issues
- Business Planning
These are skills that are essential for entrepreneurs, and if you’re serious about taking your business to the next level this could be just what you’re looking for.
Participate in the Pilot Program
If you live in NY, MN, or MA you have an exciting opportunity. A pilot of this curriculum is beginning the week of October 17, 2011, and full scholarships are provided for all participants. You can take part in this program at NO COST as part of the pilot. Pilot locations include:
- Quinsigamond Community College Worcester, Massachusetts
- Dakota County Technical College, Rosemount, Minnesota
- Cayuga Community College, Auburn, New York
To learn more about this program, and to sign up to take part in the pilot, click this link: http://bit.ly/qsJwoP
What do you think about a program like this for direct sellers? How would it benefit your team? How will the 3rd party validation of direct selling as a legitimate entrepreneurial option benefit the industry, and your business? Would love to read your thoughts in the comments below!
p.s. An extra big shout-out to the direct sales folks who have helped us spread the word about this program, including Linda Stacy, Andrea Waltz (Go for No), Deb Bixler, CAHPA, Sarah Robinson, Danny Fortes, Pat Zahn, Yusuf Chowdhury, The Golden Rule VA and Brett Duncan. These are folks who have shared this program, without any compensation, because they truly believe in the benefits it can bring to direct sellers, and the industry as a whole. I encourage you to check out what each of these folks has to offer. They clearly are in it for the right reasons…to help others!
Have you shared with your network yet? We invite you to also help us spread the word, and then share your link to your post below in the comments!