Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Tupperware Brands Highlights Opportunities in Direct Selling at the 7th Go Negosyo Summit
Tupperware Brands highlighted income opportunities for women and even students at the 7th Go Negosyo Filipina Entrepreneurship Summit held recently at the World Trade Center in Manila. The event is a yearly project of Go Negosyo, a non-stock, non-profit organization of the Philippine Center for Entrepreneurship.
During his talk, Mr. Graciano S. Pangilinan Jr., Tupperware Brands’ President and Managing Director shared, “Direct selling is a means to earn extra income that anyone can do—even students! It is a good opportunity for students to study and learn from at the same time. This is a career in itself and can be a fulltime business.”
Direct selling, he said, is similar to the retail business. “But, unlike most businesses, it entails eliminating the middleman by going directly to the customers and consumers. In layman’s terms: YOU are the store,” described Mr. Pangilinan. “The direct selling industry is often misunderstood because of pyramiding scams that have plagued the networking business model in the past. It’s always important to study a company’s marketing plan and know that you earn by selling the products and through hard work. It’s a risky business if you earn solely on recruitment and without a product.”
Mr. Pangilinan explained that Tupperware Brands is an active member of the Direct Selling Association of the Philippines (DSAP), which works hand-in-hand with the Securities and Exchange Commission as well as the Department of Trade and Industry. Thus, to verify a company’s credibility, he advised people to check whether the direct selling companies that interest them are registered on www.dsap.ph.
“Above all, there should be concern for others. You need to share the opportunity. If you sell great products, you earn. If you train leaders to be independent businessmen and women, you earn more,” advised Mr. Pangilinan. “Here at Tupperware Brands, our goal is to change lives.”
The Summit seeks to empower Filipinos, especially women, to be enterprising and entrepreneurial. It also celebrates Women’s month by recognizing ladies and their capacity to be catalysts for change and progress. Several plenary talks and fora were conducted and concluded with the Forum on Direct-Selling and Franchising.
Photo shows: (from left to right) Joey Sarmiento (Direct Selling Association of the Philippines), Graciano Pangilinan Jr. (Tupperware Brands Philippines, Inc.), Josie See (Peanut World), Lirio Posadas (Inihauz), Bing Limjoco (Philippine Franchising Association), Vernie Cobreros Farro (Tea Generation), Jill Borja (Manang’s Chicken), Erlinda Bartolome (Association of Filipino Franchisers, Inc.), Beverly Aquino (Lugaw Queen), and Ramon Lopez (Go Negosyo Executive Director)