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[ 4 Apr 2018 | No Comment ]

Hello, my name is Samantha Sullivan and I am 43 years old. I am an Independent Partner at Flamingo Paperie running my own greetings card and stationery business around my busy family life.
I home educate my four children, one girl and three boys, who are aged from four to twelve years old. My husband and I emigrated to New Zealand fifteen years ago. Our first three children were born in New Zealand whilst the youngest was born in Australia. My husband tends to pick up short-term environmental contracts so we …

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[ 3 Jul 2017 | No Comment ]

 Going back to work after having kids can be tough. It’s hard to know what the right thing to do is. Wouldn’t it be perfect if you could find a job that you can fit around your family easily? Well, you can, and lots of mums are doing it. It’s called direct selling and the main perks are: flexibility, you’re running your own business and the start-up costs are minimal.
With the rising cost of childcare and the challenge of balancing family and work life, it’s no wonder so many mums …

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[ 26 Jun 2015 | No Comment ]
Striking the work-life balance with direct selling Lynda Mills from the Direct Selling Association

Discussed: why so many mums and dads turn to direct selling
It can be difficult to strike the right balance between work and life. If you are looking for flexible working option then perhaps working as a direct seller could be a good option for you?
Direct selling includes products bought from a catalogue delivered by a direct sellers (such as cosmetics), products bought in a group party environment (like kitchen equipment or jewellery), products demonstrated in a customers’ home (such as make up), or products bought direct from a direct seller …

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[ 23 Oct 2014 | No Comment ]
UK DSA named best Direct Selling Association in Europe #businessnews

The UK Direct Selling Association (DSA) has been awarded the highest honour at the European Direct Selling Association Awards, being named European Direct Selling Association of the Year. Beating off 27 other national DSAs, the UK association was recognised for its outstanding work in promoting and supporting direct selling.
The UK DSA won the award at the European Direct Selling Association Annual Conference held on 2October in Brussels. The European Direct Selling Association represents the direct selling industry across the whole of Europe.
Judges commended the UK DSA for showcasing the benefits …

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[ 30 Sep 2014 | No Comment ]

Family Friendly Working is packed with articles on all sorts of topics, whether you want to run your own business, join a party plan or direct sales business, or buy a franchise. In this article. I round up some of our news and advice about direct sales, to make it easier for you to find out what you need to know. 
Working in direct sales gives you the chance to get support, plus a tried and tested business idea. This article helps you learn more about getting started in direct sales.
Which …

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[ 24 Sep 2014 | No Comment ]

Direct selling is a career option that’s becoming more and more popular; there are now 91 million direct sellers worldwide.  
Many are particularly attracted by the flexibility direct selling brings, enabling them to strike a healthy work/life balance and fit their work around their family life. In addition, the opportunity to meet new people and discuss products that they are truly passionate about are other factors that are enticing people into this thriving industry.
 Paula Gorry, UK Business Development Manager, Stampin’ Up! UK – a leading craft company which operates via …

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[ 27 Feb 2013 | No Comment ]

‘Direct Selling’ has become very popular in the last few years, in particular with mums wishing to earn a bit of extra money.
More and more people are holding parties at home where the agent comes to your home and sells their products, or posts a catalogue to you. Did you know that you should be declaring this income? Examples of this are Pampered Chef, Body Shop, Avon, Betterware etc
The problem is a lot of these agents fail to inform you that this income is in fact taxable, and needs to …

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[ 23 Jul 2012 | No Comment ]

Here is the first part of a two part post giving tips to help you choose a great direct sales opportunity AND make it work for you.
1.       If you want to begin your own direct selling business, you will be able to get started with many companies for somewhere between £25 and £50, especially if you watch out for special offers. You shouldn’t have to invest more than £200 in the first week to get started.
2.       Becoming a rep is a good opportunity if you are looking for work to …

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[ 9 Apr 2010 | 3 Comments ]
How to Choose a Party Plan Company

This is the second of three articles about picking the right party plan business from Marian Owen, Editor of Business Opportunity Watch, www.businessopportunitywatch.com
First of all, you need to find out what choice you have.  There’s a nice website with a good selection of companies at Party Plan Together in their Directory section. If you search Google UK under “party plan” then you’ll find some more – but make sure that you distinguish between true party plan companies where party plan is the main selling method, and other companies which recommend a …

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[ 2 Apr 2010 | No Comment ]
How to Choose a Good Party Plan Opportunity

If you’re a mother at home then you may be particularly attracted to party plan because it’s a social way of earning money which can help to fill the gap left by the contact you used to have with different people whilst you were working.  Parties are often held in the evening, so this offers the possibility of arranging your party plan business to fit around your domestic commitments.