Monday, February 25, 2013

What are the Best Party Plan Companies?

There are so many party plan/direct sales companies that it's impossible to compare which is the best because you're not comparing apples to apples as there are many variables. All things being equal, a more realistic evaluation is- what's the best home party plan company for YOU? Not what's best for someone you know that's already in the business. Someone else's success is not a guarantee that you'll be successful.

Likewise, someone else's lack of success doesn't mean you won't be successful in the same company. That's why choosing a party plan/direct sales company can be tricky on the surface without digging deep and getting to know what's really important for you, your family, lifestyle, schedule, financial goals, personal goals, and so forth. These factors will help you find the best company for you.

Remember that people join a party plan business for different reasons. And if you're looking to build a large business, ultimately YOU will be the deciding factor whether your business will be successful or not.

Here are some suggestions to guide you:

Are you the party type? We all might enjoy going to parties and hanging out with other gal pals but let's be honest- a direct sales party is not only fun but it's also work because you're running a business.

If you're a business builder, your main objective is to sell and sponsor and grow your business. If you don't enjoy getting out there, marketing, and networking so you can meet more people and potentially get more people to host parties for you- a party plan might not be a good fit for you.

What is your working style? Do you enjoy meeting one-on-one to demonstrate products and talk about your business? Are you more comfortable in this intimate format than being with a large group of people? If this is more your style, does the company you're considering offer products that make it easy to share the products using this format? Some products can be harder to show and sell in a one-on-one setting.

Are you an early adopter or prefer stability? Some people prefer to partner at the beginning of a new company and be part of the growth as a "founding consultant". Others prefer stability and want a company that have name recognition.

There are benefits to new and established companies but it depends on you and what you're looking for. Some people find it stressful dealing with inventory shortages, the growing pains, and other issues that are can be more common with new companies. If you understand this is what it means to partner with a start up and you're patient enough to grow through the pains, you're probably more of an early adopter.

To start, it's helpful to think about what's important to you using the above tips and find a company that offers products you love, a business structure that's going to work for you, and a company that you'll be proud to represent.

I truly believe you can't go wrong with a party plan business because even if you decide it's not for you after you purchase the start up kit, all the products are yours to keep!


Janette Stoll

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