Ongoing Professional Development: A Key to Long-Term Success in Direct Sales
Continuing your education is a critical ingredient to the long-term success of your direct selling business. Make sure to take advantage of your company’s training and educational offerings such as webinars, monthly conference calls and, of course, your company’s annual convention. You’ll also want to participate in training offered by your upline and regional leaders. And, if you are in the Ann Arbor areas, you can soon take a direct selling entrepreneurship course at your local community college!
The Direct Selling Entrepreneur Program (DSEP) is a thirty-hour, non-credit course designed to help independent representatives—and those interested in exploring a career in direct selling—operate stronger, more profitable businesses. Through this personalized approach to entrepreneurship, any small business owner or independent contractor can learn real-world skills to start or grow a successful business. If you’re a direct seller, or considering a career as a direct selling business owner, this course is a great way to gain small business management skills such as:
- Business Operations
- Using Technology
- Goal Setting & Future Strategy
- Marketing & Selling
- Financial Management
- Leadership & Ethics
Direct Selling Entrepreneur Program at Washtenaw Community College
Where: 4800 E. Huron River Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Morris Lawrence Building
When: Tuesdays, Thursdays 6:00 p.m. – 8:55 p.m. Oct. 7, 2014 – Nov. 6, 2014
Cost: Register by Sept. 30, 2014, for a reduced tuition rate of $125. After Sept. 30, tuition is $325.
Register: Click here.
For more information, call (734) 677-5060 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. DSEF thanks Amway for its support in bringing DSEP to the Ann Arbor area.
Taking a course like this is a great way to learn how to bring your business to the next level. Remember that you should always aim to move your business forward, and that requires commitment to ongoing learning. Seek out opportunities to learn more about the direct sales industry, keep up with current industry trends, improve your salesmanship and learn ways to efficiently run your business more efficiently. DSEF will announce more courses soon, and you can check for the updated schedule here.
What are some ways that you have continued your education? Would you consider taking a course like this? Please share your comments below!