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Home & Garden Party
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Name: Melissa Givvines
45A Doane Loop Fort Benning, GA 31905
(706) 689-8300
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Describe your products or service

Home and Garden Party offers heirloom quality, hand-turned stoneware pottery, beautiful framed art, candles, colorful floral pieces, and a whole catalog of decorative accessories. We pride ourselves on our enormous assortment of quality products to celebrate your personal style, at a great value! Home and Garden Party has not only one of the most generous hostess benefit programs, but also an extremely generous earnings program for those with a desire for more flexibility or more money!

How much time is involved? Is this business kid and family friendly? How?

Home and Garden Party gives you all the freedom and flexibility you need! Because there are no quotas and no sales or order minimums, you can invest only as much time as you want to. Be your own boss-this is your business and how you run it is totally up to you! Because you can set your own hours, choose when, where, and how you want to sell your products, and work toward your own personal goals, this business is excellent for people who desire more time with family and friends. You can even sell as a husband and wife team! And because we have no territories, you can even take it with you wherever you go! The company also offers health, life, and cancer benefits to all qualified Home and Garden Party designers at affordable prices.

What do you like best about your business?
I love the fact that Home and Garden Party is a Christian-based company, run on good ethics, morals, and fairness. It’s not an “in your face” style, but one of genuine caring. It is a very simple business and is very easy to learn and operate. And the flexibility, extra money and incentives are awesome!

What’s the hardest part about your business?
The hardest thing about this business is not buying everything for yourself! That, and staying away from all of the great food and desserts at the parties!

How much does it cost initially? What is the refund policy? Ongoing expenses? Hostess gifts?

The company offers three different kits to choose from, each containing over $300.00 of products, sales aids, and training materials-for only $150.00. We offer a great trial program, and if you decide that the company isn’t for you, the kit investment is refunded to you. The only ongoing expenses you will have would be if you purchased additional sales or training aids, such as catalogs. Because our hostess program is so generous, your business will be continuous. Not only do Home and Garden Party Hostesses receive 20% of their party sales in free products of choice, but they also receive a half-price item for every $100.00 in sales, in addition to all of the free goodies they receive when others schedule parties from theirs!

How much commission or compensation do you receive? How do you advance to leadership?

From day one, you begin making 30% commission on everything you sell. Once you sell your first $1500.00 (which generally takes less than two months, depending on how many parties you hold), your commission jumps to 40%. This is also your personal discount when you order products for yourself. You also have override commissions, sponsor bonuses, possible infinity bonuses, and tons of incentives. You may choose to advance in the program by sponsoring other designers into the company.

What is a realistic show sales average or monthly sales average?

Depending on where you live, the average Home and Garden Party is around $300.00. The average time you invest into a party, including drive time, set up, ordering, and communications with the hostess, is 3 ½ hours. At a 40% commission, your profit would be about $120.00. Divide that by 3 ½ hours, and your making over $30.00 an hour! If you hold eight parties a month, you’re looking at somewhere around $960.00 profit for only 28 hours of party time!

Do you keep your own inventory and make deliveries?

You are not required to keep any inventory on hand, unless you just want to! And, you can even choose whether or not you’d like to make deliveries. The company is set up so you can have orders sent to you, or directly to the hostess!

What’s the minimum requirement to stay active?

There are no monthly minimums, and no quotas that a designer must meet to stay active. Every year on your anniversary date, you will need to renew your Independent Contractor status with the company, for a $25.00 fee. As long as you place at least one retail order, you will be in active status. But, if you want to qualify and receive your override or sponsoring bonuses, you will need to sell $300.00 a month.

What skills and experience are required? What kind of training do you receive when joining?
There are no special skills or experience required to sell Home and Garden Party products. The company provides tons of training, and you will have a great support system helping you achieve your goals. There are monthly meetings, regional meetings, national rallies, email loops, online training, telephone conferences, and more! All you need is the spirit to try something new, and a desire to capture your dreams! You are driven by your own motivation.

How are your products or services sold? Can you sell online? Can you advertise online? What are the restrictions for selling?

Home and Garden Party designers have the advantage of bringing their store directly to their customers. The Party Plan system of selling is a warm and positive sales method, so the majority of our products are sold at in-home presentations. We are not limited to how we sell- we may have catalog orders, participate in fairs or booths, have displays, or whatever you can think of, with one exception. Designers cannot sell from any permanent retail store, fleamarket, website, or any online auction such as Ebay. You are, however, authorized to advertise online.

What else would you like people to know about your business?

Home and Garden Party has had more than a fifty-percent growth rate every year since its inception, and is considered one of the fastest growing direct sales companies in America! It is a dynamic company with an exciting future. Get in touch with me, and I will be happy to send you a catalog and information. Be recognized for your achievements, be paid what you are worth, and come join the fun!

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