Site is being created to help promote/support the "Direct Selling Entrepreneur Certificate Program", which is a thirty-hour training program to help individuals grow their small business that they own and operate in the direct selling industry. The target individuals are either new to the industry or experienced in direct selling. In either case, they are a sales professional who is affiliated with a direct selling company and interested in operating a successful, small business.
The training program is being introduced in cities throughout the US in coordination with community colleges and community support organizations who support small business and entrepreneurship. Pilot programs getting ready to launch in mid-October initially being provided at no charge in three metro areas; Syracuse NY, Boston MA, Minneapolis MN.
There are two principal partners behind this new training program:
Direct Selling Education Foundation (DSEF):
As the goodwill ambassador of the direct selling industry, DSEF proudly provides and supports programming to engage, educate and empower consumers. DSEF supports research and education programs that are expanding knowledge and understanding of the fundamental principles of direct selling. The DSEF Women’s Initiative promotes personal leadership skills and entrepreneurial thinking, which allows women to maximize their contributions to the success of organizations, endeavors and communities. DSEF is affiliated with the Direct Selling Association (DSA) which serves as the national trade association of the leading firms that manufacture and distribute goods and services sold directly to consumers (businesses like Pampered Chef, Avon, Herbalife, Amway, Mary Kay, Melaleuca, NuSkin, PartyLite, Shaklee, Kirby and hundreds more).
National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship (NACCE):
Fosters economic development by serving as the hub for the dissemination and integration of knowledge and successful practices regarding entrepreneurship education and student business incubation. As a membership association, NACCE helps community colleges nationwide link their traditional role of workforce development with entrepreneurial development.