I talked with a fellow last week who said, “Robin, I’m so tired of the smoke and mirrors, empty promises, imaginary value, and sudden disappearances. I’m looking for a real business with a real address and a phone that gets answered, with real products, sold to real people, and that makes real money with realistic promises.”
He was tired of trying to sell sold suits that make people invisible and snake oil that you can buy at WalMart for a fraction of the price, wearied of the constant pressure to recruit more people, sick of the monthly overhead.
He wanted a real business that he could build in a reasonable amount of time, without spending a fortune. And he wanted dependable coaching, training, and support from people who were qualified to do so.
When I started laughing, he shook his head in dismay. “I know,” he said, “unless you spend a small fortune and invest years, those business opportunities don’t exist, and the franchise shows specialize in selling schemes that cost and arm and a leg and seldom make anything close to what is promised.” He proceeded to tell me about a painting franchise that sold for $100,000 and all you got was $20,000 worth of cheap, inferior equipment and very little support. He didn’t even mention that scandalous janitorial opportunity scams out there.
He proceeded to tell me about a painting franchise that sold for $100,000 and all you got was $20,000 worth of cheap, inferior equipment and very little support. He didn’t even mention that scandalous janitorial opportunity scams out there.
“Actually,” I replied when he was done venting, “I felt exactly the way you do now, so I decided to partner with a good friend and business expert to create exactly what you seem to be searching for. We used our 60 years of combined business experience to create a business that is based on collaboration, leverage, and opportunity, with real products, service the entire US and Canada.
“We created an opportunity that allows anyone to participate in our business without a huge investment and long build-up.” And then I explained this to him.
Don’t give up; check this out first.
Robin Elliott IPS Safety Inc.