** Trademark of The Southwestern Company
The Southwestern Company
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The Southwestern Company provides extra-income opportunities to college students. The Southwestern Company offers a summer work internship for students. The Company (www.mlmlegal.com) acts as a gateway for students to enter into one of its own 15 companies.In 1868, the Company began helping students fund their education through selling books. Today, students from approximately 350 universities in the United States, Canada, Europe, South Africa and South America participate in the program. Students purchase the products wholesale and resell them at retail cost.
The company’s history is illustrated as follows:
Impact on the Industry
The Southwestern Company is a member of the Direct Selling Association, the Nashville Chamber of Commerce, a Charter Member of the Business Bureau of Middle Tennessee, the National Association of Colleges and Employers and all six regional divisions and the Association of Graduate Recruiters in the United Kingdom.Southwestern supports more than 80 organizations. A partial list includes:
*American Cancer Society
*American Red Cross
*Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Middle TN
*Junior Achievement of Middle TN
*Ronald McDonald House Charities of Nashville, Inc.
*Special Olympics Tennessee
*United Way of Metropolitan Nashville
*YMCA Youth Development Center
In the UK:
*Pretipura House, Sri Lanka
*Bakau Annexe Lower School, Gambia
*Darfur, British Red Cross
*Bristol Childrens Hospital
* Multiple Sclerosis Society, Edinburgh
*Hope for Children, Kenya
Discussion of Products
Discussion of Opportunity
The Southwestern Company’s website states that the successful students work 72+ hours per week and make 30 presentations per day. Students begin by attending a week-long “Sales School” in which there is no charge for teachings or supplies, but are encouraged to bring $400-$500 for food and lodging.
Discussion of Distributor Base and Sales Volume in U.S.
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