Meet a Real, Live Virtual Company That Is Revolutionizing the Direct Selling Industry
GSB Entrepreneurial Roundtable
February 19, 2007, 6:30 PM - 8:45 PM
Next Wave Logistics is a virtual company – all employees work from home – that grew to $10 million sales in six years while transforming the home party/direct selling industry. Learn more.
Illinois Institute of Technology – Wheaton Campus
$20.00 for Members of Roundtable or GSB Alumni or Students ($15.00 if register by Feb. 14th)
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM Networking and Hors d'oeuvres
Bill Wentz (XP-57), '88
Founded only six years ago, Next Wave�s revenues topped $10 million in 2006. Its software is rapidly becoming the standard software for direct sellers across the country. Come to hear its two founders, Harold Zimmerman and David Proctor, talk about how Next Wave�s new methodologies and software have turned the old model of �home shopping parties� into 21st century selling programs.
Using e-guest lists, e-invitations, e-reminders and e-thank you notes, party marketers operate more efficiently than ever. Moreover, invited guests who cannot attend are encouraged to join the party anyway by browsing the on-line catalog.
For direct sellers, reaching people who otherwise could not attend the party itself opens a whole new dimension of the direct selling business. Next Wave develops software for network marketing and direct selling companies such as Pampered Chef (housewares), Creative Memories (scrapbooking) and Lia Sophia (jewelry).