By Jesse Hertstein
Amway Chairman Steve Van Andel recently shared a story about a trip he took to Mexico. There, a woman greeted him in a very memorable way. She kept saying something in Spanish – a phrase he hadn’t heard before – and then pointed to her bright yellow dress. She repeated the action several times, almost frantically, until the interpreter made his way through the crowd.
The woman was trying to say, “This is the first new dress I’ve ever owned, and it’s because I now own my own business. Thank you.”
Her conviction. Her story. Her. All of this is not a piece of folklore. It’s a microcosm of something we hold dear at Amway: that spreading the entrepreneurial spirit and giving others a chance they may not have otherwise, makes all the difference. For this woman, and for many, one chance is all it takes.
So why don’t more people strike off on their own, or start a business through with an established direct selling model like Amway?Click to continue reading »