Earn and Learn 2011

Direct sellers from more than 20 DSA member companies were represented at DSEF’s Earn & Learn Direct Selling Fair, held March 25 at Indian River State College in Vero Beach, Fla. The fair was hosted by DSEF’s partners at the Small Business Development Center @ Indian River State College (SBDC) in collaboration with the Women’s Business Center @ Florida Institute of Technology.

An Energy-filled Atmosphere

“DSEF’s sponsorship of the Earn & Learn Fair is a great example of how our partnerships with organizations like SBDC and the Women’s Business Center can help educate communities about the power of the direct selling industry,” said DSEF Program Director Robin Diamond. “Our fairs also give field representatives the opportunity to meet new customers and prospects, and network with their peers. It’s a win-win for everyone involved.”

Silpada Independent Representative Debi DeRosa-Parish, who exhibited at the event, said she felt surrounded by the energy, confidence and pride that comes from owning your own business. “The training, relationships and experience you gain as a direct seller ultimately mold you into being the best possible version of yourself,” she said “It’s the hidden gift you won’t see in your start-up kit—but you will see in your mirror!” Hear more from DeRosa-Parish in this video.

The Power of DSEF Partnerships
Nearly 100 are residents attended the fair to learn about DSA member companies’ products and business opportunities and also take advantage of free workshops on a variety of topics related to entrepreneurship. Jen Fong, Social Media Associate at Luce and Associates, and Nancy Laichas, DSEF Director of Marketing & Communications, helped kick off the day with a standing-room-only workshop called “What Is Direct Selling?” Fong also