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Thinking About PC

Feb 19, 2006
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This summer my family and I are relocating, and since I really want to work from home, at least until my kids are older, I'm thinking about PC.
I like to cook, love to bake, and the kitchen is my favorite room in the house. I love entertaining, having dinner parties, and throwing events, so I think this could be right up my alley. I went to one party, as an older teen, and remember enjoying it even then.

So here are a few ?'s I have.

I will be starting out in an area 500 miles from where I am now, where I know nobody at all. Has anyone dealt with this - starting your business while starting a new life?
I don't think the area is saturated, but I found one other PC rep in my (relatively small in population) town. Is it going to be considered encroaching if all of a sudden I show up as a PC rep, too? Should I introduce myself to the woman (I have her email address). I know I'm as entitled as anyone to do this, but I'd like to follow the proper etiquette if there is any.

Thanks and I look forward to chatting with you all! :)
 

stephanieboyd

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Jan 26, 2006
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Moved to another country!!

Sally,

It seems a little frightening to start a new business while starting a new life, but lots of us have done it! I had a full time day job while living in Colorado and doing PC on the side. My husband got orders to Germany(he is military) right after our wedding. So I quit my day job, packed up everything I owned, and we were off to a foreign country!! I have done just fine adjusting to the culture as well as adjusting to full time PC while becoming a housewife!!

The other rep in the area might be a good source of support for you. You may need your current upline to set you up with a hospitality director in your new area so that you can attend cluster meetings. I have never spoken to my director, or been to a cluster meeting. This site gives me all the motivation and support I need! You will find lots of great ideas for starting your business in a new area here. You can also get a website to serve your friends and family back home. Even from 500 miles away!! I do it from more than 5000 miles!!!

Glad to meet you, welcome to the board, and we look forward to chatting with you again soon!!
 

PampChefNancy1

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Oct 30, 2005
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There are a lot of us that started PC while just starting out in a new city/state! I found it a little rocky at first, but it forced me to step outside of my comfort zone and meet people! I always thought that I was timid, but when I stepped out it easier than I thought it would be! I became actively involved in my childrens PTO at school and that opened the door to a lot of potential hosts/fundraisers! I also found that local churches have bizarres that you can get involved with easily! Even going to the post office to set up my mail, I have found leads!

One of the beauties of PC is that everyone eats! So our products benefit everyone!! If you would like to talk more about this...this loop is awesome, but you can also email me at [email protected]

Hope this helps!
Nancy
 

Jennie4PC

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May 24, 2005
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I also moved my business not knowing anybody. It is not easy but what I did was I asked a girl in my church to host a party and then I got a few more leads off of that show but what really helped was finding a fair in my area, it sounds like you are a very outgoing person so you probably wont have any problems at all, I know my town is small I have no clue how many people are here but when I first moved here I heard there werent many PC consultants now I believe that there are probably 4-5 but I have never met them so I dont think you will be encrouching on her space, but it might be nice for you to meet a fellow PC consultant in your new area. HTH
 

BethCooks4U

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Jan 21, 2005
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My director has relocated her business at least 4 times! She builds a new business every time and now has hosts and downline all over the country!

Don't worry about "saturating an area". A formula I heard was: take the # of people in the town (say 10,000). Divide that by 2 - # of adults in households (5,000). Then divide that by 2 - # who will DO a show (2,500). How many shows can YOU do in a year? So how many consultants can your town handle? And remember that your shows are NOT all IN the town and neither are theirs! There is plenty of room for all of us to succeed!!

Good luck in your business!!
 
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