Anthony and Helen D’Souza – Emerald
Tony and Helen D’Souza believe in the power of family teamwork. After marrying in India and emigrating to Canada, Tony worked in a family business and Helen was a registered nurse. They were “aggressively looking” for their own family business opportunity when they were introduced to the AMWAY™ business opportunity.
“We had some reservations,” says Helen. “But the Company had a solid performance history and low start-up costs, so we thought, ‘why not?’.”
“At first, Helen was my wing-lady,” explains Tony with a smile, recalling their early sales strategy. “We’d set a goal, create a plan of action, and then she’d back up my presentation with affirmative comments and examples. We had so much fun.” They’re still having fun, and now their team often includes their grown daughter, Melissa.
“Every year we travel back to India where NUTRILITE® and ARTISTRY® products are great sellers,” says Helen. “I’m blessed to have a business that allows me to maintain close ties with far-away family, while helping people live healthier and look great.” Tony, whose sales focus is on the eSpring® Water Purifier and the ATMOSPHERE® Air Purifier, adds that the best part of the business is being able to help people change their lives.
“Every family has goals and dreams,” says Tony. “This business gives us the opportunity to show people everywhere how to work together to reach those goals and dreams.”
The average monthly gross income earned by “active” IBOs was $115 (U.S.)/$181 (CAN.).
The percentage of IBOs who achieved Double Diamond and above qualification in FY08 was .0038%.
Based on an independent survey during 2001, approximately 66% of all IBOs of record were found to be active. “Active” means an IBO attempted to make a retail sale, or presented the Amway Independent Business Owner Compensation Plan, or received bonus money, or attended a company or IBO meeting in the year 2000.
“Gross Income” means the amount received from retail sales, minus the cost of goods sold, plus the amount of Performance Bonus retained. There may be significant business expenses, mostly discretionary, that may be greater in relation to income in the first years of operation. The success depicted may reflect income and investments outside the IBO Plan.
Emerald Income Disclosure