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Thursday, April 17 2008
Marcia Buckie
Barefoot Books

What is the name of your business?
Barefoot Books

Where are you from?
Metro Detroit/Michigan

Are you married kids, pets, etc?
I have been married for 14 years.  I have
two children: Elizabeth almost 4 &
James 2.  I also have 5 cats.

Do you have any hobbies?
Many!  Scrapbooking, writing, travel,
movies, reading.

How long have you been in business?
4 years.  

What do you love most about your business?
That in the end, I am doing something that feeds
my soul, and being part of a creative, vibrant,
conscientious community.
I am not selling for the sake of selling. This is an
endeavor I am proud of and never feel like money
is wasted when you buy a book for child.

What has been your biggest challenge?
Finding time, competing for consumer dollars!

What has been your greatest strength?

That I never stop learning when I am a bookseller.
I have the most amazing conversations with
prospective customers, kids and other
stallholders/homesellers.  When I read the books
to my kids, I learn something new, be it a fact
about a country.

What has been your biggest achievement?
I won a trip to Cambridge Massachusetts in
November 2005 for best sales!

Where would you like to be in 10 years?
I would like to still be involved in this company
and be able to add significantly to my family's
income with it.

What advice would you give women starting out in
home busine
If you are not a born sales person, pick a product or
company that fits "what you are about." Make sure its a
reputable company.  Budget your time and energy
appropriately.  Set realistic goals - don't get frustrated
or give up because you are not making thousands of
dollars working 10 hours a week LOL.  Don't believe
people who say you can make money quick and easy.
There is probably a big catch.

Please tell us about your business opportunity/s:
The Barefoot Book stallholder program is set up to be
flexible for a "hobbyist" or as a serious income stream,
and compensates according to sales volume.
Start up costs:
the only mandatory cost is : $39.99 registration
optional: starter kit $79.99
website $59.99 per 6 months
Sales of $500 retail in a 12 month rolling period. If you
don't meet that, you can opt to re-enroll for $39.99.
Upfront discount is 20%, and increases in steps based
on your cumulative sales 24%, 28%, 33%
As you sponsor new team members, you will receive
commissions based on your personal sales volume, and
the sales of your team (3% first generation, 2% second
You can do home parties, book fairs, festivals, one to
one sales, fundraisers, etc.
Great to meet you Marcia!

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