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Signs You're In Business!


Legacy Member
Staff member
Apr 14, 2004
Signs You're in Business

1. You sell $1,000 or more each month. If your store isn't open- you can't ,make money.
2. You attend monthly training meetings in your area and attend National Conference each summer.
3. You're in contact with your director 2-3 times a month to maximize your profits.
4. You view company tapes and read the company newsletter start to finnish.
5. You promote your business on your answering machine, and everyone you know, knows you sell Pampered Chef and help others start their own business.

Signs You Have a Hobby

1. You joined Pampered Chef mainly to get the products and discount.
2. Time applied to Pampered Cheff is anytime you have leftover from the week or month.
3. Many of your friends don't even know you sell Pampered Chef.
4. You and your customers often miss out on specials and bonuses because you don't know about them.
5. Your director always has to call you.


Novice Member
Nov 25, 2004
What is a business?

I enjoyed this post because my idea of a hobby is more DebPC's idea of a business.
Each person who joins the business joins for different reasons and you never know who will develop. When I joined PC I joined for a few products I couldn't afford. 10 months later I'm a Director and can't imagine my life without PC

You must remember that no matter what the person's reason for joining it could turn out to be a life shattering experience for them... In the most positive way!



Legacy Member
Silver Member
Apr 13, 2004

I know for a FACT that DebPC speaks from experience. I am that hobbiest!
(I am sure I am not the only one but, I have been a great example of it!)
I treated my business like it was just something to do whenever. I am not sure how it happened or why it happened but that all changed last fall.
And yes, everyone does have different reasons for doing PC. Mine was as a distraction from my normal job and yeah, I wanted product!
I think part of the why things changed was because I was seeing finacial gains in my personal life as well as the fact that I really did have more time to devote to PC. I have a clear cut schedule that I follow in that I do use Sunday night to make calls. I have a tough time during the week because I am one of those people who wears their emotions on their sleeve. So if I have had a bad day at my regular job, I certainly DO NOT want to transfer that to my PC customers.
And here is the real kicker: I found out that it is a blast to work for something you really want! I love coming up with ideas and making them work. I love being able to promote Help Whip Cancer! I love promoting the Round Up. Mainly because it gives me great satisfaction to know I can make a difference in so many lives. I love the idea to of being able to help other people learn to cook easily and simply so they do have that extra time with their families. I got one of the best compliments yesterday. I was listening to me guests talking about the products they wanted to order. I was preping the salad after my demo. One of the ladies, a past host, told a new person that she learned so much from me and that using our products had made a difference in her life. She said she bought two of our cookbooks and had been using those and her new products. It made meal prep shorter and easier. She went as far as to mention that her daughter loves to help her in the kitchen now and that she has no qualms about letting her help because many of the products she got are kid safe. She spends more time with her daughter and she loves that. She also mentioned that her husband helps her too! She said he could figure out how to use a jigsaw and calipers but had no idea what to do with a food chopper. But once he got his hands on it, he had to try the rest of the products! And the recipes make it so simple to come up with a great dish in a short period of time. The whole family now shares in the kitchen for more "family time." I LOVED IT! And it is a great motivator!
The fun thing for me is that it is no longer a hobby but it is also NOT work!
I get enough of that from 9 to 5 and 8 to 10 every weekday.
Thanks DebPC for sticking with me!
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Chef Kearns

Legacy Member
Gold Member
Feb 8, 2005
Recruit Her

John you should recruit that past hostess. She really loves our company, products and working with you!!


Advanced Member
Feb 3, 2005
Deb...you are 100% right! If you want to make your business work for you, you MUST do all the things listed in the top list. It is the key. Thanks for sharing that. You always have great ideas.