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Pampered Chef: Husband Wife Teams, anyone know anything about this?

  1. I have been a PC consultant for 4 months now and all of the sudden my husband has decided that he wants to help me kick my business up a notch..... Does any one know anything about how us working as a team would work? Is there anything specail that we need to do?

    Thanks,
    Pampered in MA

    :eek: SORRY ABOUT THE SPELLING!
     
  2. rwesterpchef

    rwesterpchef Advanced Member

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    There are lots of husband/wife teams; I even have a sister/sister team. Nothing special. It's just under one name, not both.
     
    Sep 29, 2005
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  3. monica_sweetconsultant

    monica_sweetconsultant Advanced Member Silver Member

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    my husband is my partner. my name is on the contract but he goes to every show with me and he helps book shows (he surprised me yesterday by saying he had a lady at work wanting to do a catalog show for us). at the shows i get him to help demonstrate tools and help set up shows and pack. its nice to not have to carry that big heavy crate!!! i love the fact that we work togeher. it has helped us to come closer than we already was.
     
  4. chefbilyeu

    chefbilyeu Member

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    I think it's great that your husband wants to help! Especially by teaming with you! As Monica mentioned, the help with the crates alone would be invaluable! :) I would think that having your husband demonstrate the products while you talk about them would be such a great sale! It'd be the "even a man can do this" factor...lol.

    If your husband is anything like mine, he probably already plays a big part of spreading the word about my business. My husband talks about Pampered Chef to everyone, including all the ladies in the grocery store :) He's a firefighter, so he's also been taking my products into work and using them when they make dinner--I've gotten quite a few sales from that as well! He's my biggest promoter and supporter, and I'm so grateful for that. It will be nice to know your biggest cheerleader will be standing right next to you at your shows!
     
    Sep 29, 2005
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  5. Dawn

    Dawn Member Gold Member

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    My husband is my partner aswell...my name is on the contract and hes the one that does pretty much all the work. He cooks and talks about all the products while I play the games and do the paperwork. We love doing this as a team..it has brought us closer aswell. Plus its cool..here in Fallon we only have 3 active consultants and of course they are all females...so when my husband shows up to do a show the ladies in town just love that they have an active duty Navy Man as there consultant..and they love being pampered by a man!
     
    Sep 29, 2005
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  6. bejams

    bejams Member

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    We are a team too!

    Before starting PC my husband had a part time job. We both work full time and I never saw him. One day I ask him if he would quit is 5 night a week part time job and do PC with me. He said why not, if you don't mind doing all the work. Well let me tell you. He is great. He thought he would just be doing heavy lifting. Wrong, he is really good, He even did a catalog show. He also wants to demonstrate soon. I can not imagine doing this without him. We have been married for 32 years. He goes to my cluster meetings with me (the only man there) he takes the orders at the shows. It has been great. Good luck.
     
    Sep 29, 2005
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  7. krzymomof4

    krzymomof4 Veteran Member Silver Member

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    Here is my question. I have a couple who is considering starting the business. She is very shy and says the thought of standing in front of people makes her sick, however, she has a good business sense. Her fiancee is a natural born seller. They held a show for me and he took the books to work. When any guy he was working with said that he had had a fight with his wife/girlfriend. He would tell them that they needed to get a make up present and sold $500 that way.
    This is my concern. He is covered in tatoos from the neck down, not that that is a bad thing(different strokes and all), but I am afraid that he might intimidate people and they might have trouble booking shows.
    What do you all think????
     
    Sep 30, 2005
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  8. monica_sweetconsultant

    monica_sweetconsultant Advanced Member Silver Member

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    are they going to be a team? if so, maybe if they went thru the girl to get the bookings and let him do the shows? or something like that? my brother is the same way..he is covered in tatoos and keeps his head shaved...and the fact that he stands over 6 foot tall dont help matters any...BUT he could sell a flea to a dog!! i think it would depend on the type of people they know. if they start out that way and get bookings off bookings then the people will see he is just a big teddy bear or very likeable at least. dont know if this helps...just my opionion mainly..lol...
     
  9. pamperedkay

    pamperedkay Novice Member

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    I think a while back in PC you could sign up as a team but you can't anymore. One of the names has to be on the contract and the other just the "silent" partner. If you both decide to sell I believe one cannot recruit the other. Plus if you both sell, when one earns a trip the other cannot go on the trip if they are a consultant. They would have to earn the trip themselves. I would suggest one being the "silent" partner.
    It is so important to have that supportive spouse. My husband was very leary at first. But once I got started he talks to everyone about my PC business. He's in construction and has to go back to the houses his company builds and take care of small things that need fixed. He is always telling the ladies about my business especially if he sees her using a PC item.
    Best of luck!! :)
     
    Oct 3, 2005
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