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Monday, December 22, 2014

The Watkins-Kemps Connection
These two companies combine their quest for quality into some great holiday products.

We all know the JR Watkins Company has been producing quality products since 1868. But we folks on the West coast in Big Bear, California -- where our All Natural Company Store is located -- are not that familiar with Kemps. That’s because the company is headquartered in St. Paul, Minnesota. It operates five manufacturing facilities in Minnesota and Wisconsin.
Since 1914, Kemps has been distributing its dairy products throughout the upper Midwest. From its beginnings as a small creamery in Southeastern Minnesota, Kemps has extended its roots to include the manufacture and marketing of fresh milk, premium ice cream, frozen yogurt and other quality products.
It was only natural (pun intended) that Watkins and Kemps would come together to create a number of specialized products. It is during the holidays that consumers throughout the Midwest are able to find Kemps dairy products on their market shelves enriched with Watkins spices and extracts. Those of us here in California can only imagine the zip that Watkins Pumpkin Spice, Mint, Vanilla and Cinnamon add to Kemps ice cream, egg nog and yogurt.

But leave it to some of us clever kitchen chefs to come up with our own recipes that combine Watkins with other dairy product companies found on the West coast. No matter how you mix them, Watkins spices and extracts are filling homes across the country with holiday treats that are becoming family traditions.  

Friday, December 5, 2014

So Much to be Thankful For
There are many blessings in our lives, including our successful home business.

As we gathered around of Thanksgiving table a few days ago, each one of us was asked what they recalled as being among the things they were most thankful for during the last year. Topping the list, of course, were family and friends, even the pooch waiting for any left-overs from the big feast we were enjoying. Must not forget our cat, who has come to expect to get her share of treats as well. Yes, there were many things to remember as we said thanks.
It wasn’t until I returned to my computer after the holiday that something else popped into my head – our Watkins home business that has grown substantially during the last year. I mentioned before how it was launched back in 2009 in the midst of the recession when my full-time position at a private business school was eliminated because of a decline in enrollment. Those first few years required a lot of work, building an inventory of Watkins products, putting out money for such essentials as tables and a tent for farmers markets and street fairs. Then we developed a website and started to use social media to attract more customers. This outreach also led to locating others who were also interested in starting their own Watkins businesses. In the last year, we have doubled the number of consultants who have joined what we have dubbed the Watkins Power Team. Already some of these consultants have started to grow their own teams.
We are truly grateful for this growth that has come our way. We never take it for granted. As Watkins managers, we continually offer guidance to our new consultants, and they have come to appreciate our sage advice. What about you? As this year draws to a close, perhaps you have started to think about your New Year’s resolutions for 2015. Sure, the economy has improved dramatically in the last few years. But every family could use a little bit more income to make ends meet. Right now, you can explore the possibilities of beginning your own home-based business by going to our website: www.AllNaturalCountryStore.net. Here you will learn more about our background, but more importantly, be able to request further information about the Watkins business opportunity, a copy of the company’s catalog with more than 250 all natural gourmet foods, body care, home care and apothecary products. You can also receive emails announcing monthly discounts on key products.  

If you would just like information on the business opportunity, you can go to our website: www.RespectedHomeBusiness.com/383372

After exploring the website and submitting your request, may also may want to talk to a manager of our Watkins All Natural Country Store. Just call 888-881-7372. We can answer any questions you have about this amazing 146-year-old company.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Time to Clean Up for the Holidays
Before you start planning your holiday menu, there’s that chore of cleaning your house.

There’s the old adage that one must work before it’s time to play. We suppose that can be said about preparing a large holiday dinner for family and friends. Watkins has numerous outstanding products to assure your efforts will be rewarded with countless compliments.
But this time we’re referring to cleaning up your home for the holidays. Watkins has a number of all natural cleaning products to make that chore a breeze. And who said these household supplies have to be expensive? The entire line is gaining popularly, not only because of the effectiveness of the products, but because of the value they offer based on the size of their bottles.

No, Watkins doesn’t produce many of the mops, broom and brushes it did in its early years. But the All Natural Country Store has a section that offers these products produced under the well-known Fuller Brush brand. You can call 888-881-7372 to request a Watkins catalog or a Fuller Brush catalog. If you want to begin shopping today, go to www.AllNaturalCountryStore.com for Watkins products or the www.FullerBrushCountryStore.com for Fuller Brush products. If you get confused by the check-out process at either site, just call that same toll-free number, and one of the store managers will gladly be of assistance. 

Monday, November 10, 2014

We bring Watkins to You With Just a Phone Call
If you are somewhat befuddled by computers, you can always place your Watkins order by calling us at 888-881-7372.

Hey, we wish that we could make the Watkins ordering process a bit more simple. Sure, our younger customers find it simple to go to www.jrwatkins.com/consultant/gonatural and follow the prompts presented. But we know that some of our customers are grandparents or older parents, who are challenged by new technology. They were familiar with Watkins products since it was sold door-to-door, and would like to buy them again, but are baffled by the Internet. I know I have to ask co-manager of the All Natural Store Alan Lukes to show me how to do certain tasks on my computer. And even my grandsons know how to zip through new apps and programs that I know nothing about. But I digress.
For those of you who remember using a rotary dial like the one pictured here, and struggle like I do to navigate through complicated websites, here’s the easy answer to ordering your Watkins products for holiday gift-giving, thanking a hostess, or for your own kitchen. Just call us at 888-881-7372. Alan is always on standby to take your order and place it for you the same day.

That’s quite important right now during the holiday season. There is such a demand for the top-selling Watkins products that they tend to run out of stock early. We are primarily thinking of the Watkins Double Strength Vanilla, the Black Pepper and Cinnamon. We are certain these will sell out quickly now because they are all on sale. So if you are frightened by that new-fangled computer your kids spend all their time on these days, call the All Natural Country Store at 888-881-7372; we’ll be glad to help you. 

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Tis the season for baking
Take advantage of these November discounts on Watkins baking extracts, herbs and spices.
 It’s that time of year again. Cooks across the country are scouring their kitchen cabinets to make sure they are stocked up on all the baking items they will need to prepare their special holiday recipes this year.
Just in time, the J.R. Watkins Naturals Company has cut the prices on many of its top-selling baking products. The most popular item in the long line of baking products is its Double Strength Vanilla. The 11-ounce bottle, normally $14.99, is on sale for $11.99. In fact, there is a 20% discount on all 11-ounce Watkins extracts this month.
Customers can also save on Watkins gourmet herbs and spices. All of them are marked 10% off the regular price. For example, the ever-popular Poultry Seasoning – bound to bring compliments when family and friends taste your main course – is available for $5.38. And when it comes time for dessert, you will get rave reviews if you use the Watkins Pumpkin Spice. Its price is only $4.76.
In addition to the famous Watkins Double Strength Vanilla, its international award-winning Black Pepper and Cinnamon are also reduced in price. The pepper is selling for $8.99, while the cinnamon is marked down to $7.64.

For generations, cooks have trusted Watkins when they would prepare their most special holiday meals. Why should you question such a long-standing reputation for quality? But don’t wait until it’s too late. At these prices, many of these baking products will soon be out of stock. You can place your order today by going to www.jrwatkins.com/Consultant/GoNatural. Or if you would prefer to have one of the All Natural Country Store’s managers assist you in placing your order, just call 888-881-7372. 

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

The Rich History of the Watkins Man lives on
He may not be a double-breasted suit man, and he just might be a she, but there was a time when these door-to-door sales people brought more than just products.

We love to hear tales from visitors who come by our Watkins All Natural Country Store booth about how they remember when a Watkins man would come calling at their front door when they were just a child. 
Fast forward to today. Very few neighborhoods have a Watkins man or woman that makes house calls. In fact, most apartment complexes post signs, “No solicitors.” And in some big cities, it’s unsafe to even ring a stranger’s doorbell. Yes, the times have changed dramatically.
When it comes to the Watkins business, today’s representatives have made their home businesses known through websites, social media and blogs such as this one. That’s how the All Natural Country Store has expanded its Watkins business from coast-to-coast and throughout Canada.  And we’re not talking just about customers. Others have joined us in establishing their own part-time, home-based businesses through our guidance.  (We had full-time careers in counseling and marketing in another life.) We learn about them through an email request for more information about the Watkins business opportunity. We like to refer to it as the best product that Watkins has to offer.
No, we might not be as dapper as the Watkins man pictured above. In fact, we have been known to be working on our Watkins business at odd hours in the dark or before the sun rises in our pajamas. But that’s one of the advantages of running your own business.
Watkins is not a get-rich-quick pyramid scheme. It’s based on a direct marketing approach that has evolved through the years to be called one of the best home-based business opportunities by Entrepreneur Magazine. Sound interesting? Just click on RespectedHomeBusiness.com/383372 to find out more. 

Monday, September 15, 2014

Our Power Team Approaches 100 Consultants
What is driving our numbers higher? It’s more than just the low $19.95 Watkins membership fee.

Through the months of August and September, Watkins has cut the normal $39.95 fee to join in half. Certainly, this has helped encourage others to take advantage of the Watkins business opportunity, considered one of the country’s best at-home, part-time ventures by Entrepreneur Magazine.   But we credit the rise in our numbers to much more.
The very idea of our All Natural Country Store is built on the long-established reputation established by the Watkins Company for producing high quality, natural products during its nearly a century and a half of existence. Couple that with the company’s efforts to continually reformulate its products to be the best on the market, at a reasonable price. That’s why we built our website around the look of an old-time country store that offers natural products to the public.
We also offer our new consultants some benefits not given by other managers. That website provides an area known as the Consultant’s Corner that is restricted to those who have joined our team. In addition, we created a Facebook private group where members of what we dubbed the Watkins Power Team can exchange ideas, seek advice and report successful endeavors that have helped build their business.

Because of these resources, plus the low membership fee, some of the members of the Power Team have started to build their own team of consultants, who further add to the monthly income of their sponsor. If you wish to know more about Watkins and the advantages of joining our team while the discounted membership continues through the rest of September, give us a call at 888-881-7272.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Join our Watkins Power Team for Just $19.95
We thought the Membership Discount came to an end in August, but Watkins decided to extend  its half-price offer another month.

Let’s face it. Start-up fees have kept you from launching your own part-time, home-based business.  Then along comes an opportunity to try your wings for just $19.95. How can you not give it a try? After all, this special offer is 100% guaranteed. If you feel it’s not for you within 30 days, just let the managers of the All Natural Country Store know, and we will get your money refunded.
Why should you become involved in a solid company nearly a century and a half old? This All American enterprise has built a solid reputation of producing quality, natural products. These are various gourmet foods, body care, home care and apothecary products that people buy every day from their grocery or drug store. Many of them contain ingredients that are not good for your family or the environment. Can you imagine becoming part of the all-natural movement, and helping the environment at the same time? The fact that you are selling real products and not just recruiting associates under you means this is not a pyramid scheme.
You can sell these products to associates and friends at the retail price while you purchase these products at a discount, and through proper planning, get them delivered to your front door with no shipping costs to you. No need to carry a large inventory unless you want to set up a display of Watkins products for sale at public events. More and more Watkins consultants are selling products through their own Watkins websites. You can receive a discount on every product based on the volume of your sales every month.
Want to learn more about this special opportunity? Check out the following link. http://www.RespectedHomeBusiness.com/383372. Just spend a few minutes exploring  the Watkins Business Opportunity. It will be time well spent.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Take Advantage of Watkins Product Discounts
Every month, Watkins offers a number of discounted products at very low prices.

Already, Watkins has a large assortment of products that you purchase every week, and at prices comparable to what customers are paying for some of the leading brands of pharmaceuticals, gourmet foods, body care and home care.  However, many individuals are not aware that every month there are a number of products that have been reduced in price that offer customers savings on Watkins natural-based products. Those products also carry the famous money-back guarantee.
Here’s how to find those products. Click on the link:
At the top of the page, you’ll see the headline, “Shop With Us.” Go to the drop down menu and you will see a headline at the far right, “Other Ways to Shop.” Below that is the category, “View Monthly Specials.” Click on it, and you will be taken to the page that shows the specials for that month. Click on the picture of the product you are interested in, and a full description will appear. Type in the quantity you would like to order, and then “Add to Cart.” Once finished shopping, click on your shopping cart, and go to “Check Out.” You will be taken to a page where you will add your personal information, including your home address where you would like your products delivered. They are shipped UPS from the Watkins production plant, and will arrive at your front door in about a week.

By following this process, you will be placing your order through the Watkins All Natural Country Store. We value your business, and hope by shopping through us you will have a pleasant experience. Should you have any difficulty placing your order through the above process, just give us a call at our toll-free number, 888-881-7372. We can walk you through the steps, and place the order for you.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

August is the Month to Take the Plunge
The $39.95 Watkins membership fee has been reduced to $19.95!

But as they say, this is a limited-time opportunity. Next month, the cost of membership will go back up to the normal $39.95 price. Never has there been a better time to start your own part-time, home-based Watkins business. While other companies demand hundreds of dollars in start-up fees, Watkins leaders realize that when people are looking for an additional source of income, they don’t want to throw away their hard-earned money on something they know nothing about. 

So what does $19.95 buy you with Watkins? To start, you receive a 25% discount on more than 250 products that Watkins produces. These are products people use every day. They are also paying a much higher price for them than they would through Watkins. Here’s your opportunity to purchase products at wholesale, and then sell them at retail. Before you know it, you are in business for yourself!
For many of you who follow this blog, you already know that Watkins is a 146-year-old company that has grown from a medical enterprise focused on apothecary products to an expanded operation that also produces top quality gourmet foods, home care and home care items. Through generations, these products have been continually reformulated to become better tasting and more effective. This emphasis on quality has propelled Watkins into one of the leading companies in the world dedicated to producing all natural products.

This is where you come in. Just imagine building your own business on the strength of a company with a recognized quality brand. From the very beginning, Watkins was sold door-to-door by men and women out to make a profit for their families. As such, Watkins began this country’s first direct-marketing company. While this method of selling eliminates the middle man, so to speak, the lack of national media exposure has produced an opportunity for entrepreneurs to use the Internet to promote their own home-based Watkins company.
Who better to tell people about the Watkins business opportunity than those who have built their own successful enterprises? They have done so at the following site: http://www.RespectedHomeBusiness.com/383372.

Again, this special half-off promotion only lasts until the end of August. Never has it been easier to begin a business with an organization singled out as one of the best home-based opportunities by Entrepreneur Magazine. If you have any questions after checking out the above site, or have difficulty taking advantage of this opportunity through the site, call us at 888-881-7372. We're here to help. As we like to say, with Watkins you're in business for yourself, but not by yourself.

Friday, July 11, 2014

You Can Do What We Do
A special website has just been created that presents the Watkins business opportunity in a whole new light.
One of the earliest JR Watkins Country Stores

We’re sure you have been wondering whether you are cut out to establish your own online country store. We know the usual first reaction to such a suggestion. I don’t have enough money to get started. My family and friends will call it a pyramid scheme. I don’t have the time with my busy schedule and full-time position.
Relax. We aren’t asking you to jump feet first into such an endeavor. We just ask you to explore the possibilities, no strings attached. Here’s how to find out more. Just go to the website RespectedHomeBusiness.com/383372.
You will immediately be taken to this new website, created by the top Watkins executives, many of whom got started in this business thinking they were just interested in selling JR Watkins products to friends and family. Then something happened. Their inner circle started telling their friends and co-workers about the great all-natural products available through their friend, and a home business was born. Today, many of these Watkins executives have stepped out of the grinding 9-to-5 rat race, and are devoting 100% of their energies to their Watkins home business. On this site, they are sharing their trade secrets, based on many years with Watkins. Yes, in addition to selling products, these executives have built a network of consultants under them, who share their enthusiasm for the 146-year-old company brand. Many of them enjoy a six-figure income as a result.
It’s hard to imagine that a basic annual membership fee of $39.95 can get you started. Then you can begin purchasing Watkins products at wholesale – a 25% discount off the retail price. For beginners, there is the opportunity of purchasing an assortment of Watkins products at 35% off the retail price. It creates a solid foundation for your business.
We’ve gone on far too long in this blog posting. Once again, go to RespectedHomeBusiness.com/383372 to see an easy-to-navigate site that will present this opportunity in a whole new way. You’ll be glad you took a few minutes of your time to check out the site.

Friday, July 4, 2014

The Land We Love
We are truly blessed with a number of freedoms in this great country.
A group of our friends were making plans for the big Fourth of July holiday when someone asked, “What does freedom mean to you?”
We looked around at each other, and finally someone said, “It’s really all summed up in the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.” That may be true, but freedom means so much more to those of us who run our own home-based businesses. That’s not possible in a number of countries.
We are fortunate that the J.R. Watkins company has such a strong history in America. J. R. Watkins was a wise man. Not only did he create a company that has been around since 1868, he realized that people will most likely buy a product if they hear about it from a friend, or tasted it in their friend’s home. He also realized that rather than pay for expensive advertising and marketing, or pay a store owner a commission to sell his products, friends could tell their friends about Watkins and earn that commission themselves. America’s first direct-sales company was born.
Watkins also stood behind his products, and offered the country’s first money-back guarantee. Today, you will see a line on bottles and jars that indicate customers should use the product until the contents reach that level. If customers are not satisfied for any reason, they will be refunded their full purchase price. Just imagine how easy it is to sell products with that kind of guarantee behind them!
While Watkins searched the globe to find the most natural ingredients for his products, he never swayed from his “Made in America” belief. All Watkins products are manufactured in the company’s production facility in Winona, Minnesota. All workers are either U.S. citizens or Canadians.

The company’s greatest period of growth came in the Great Depression, when numerous Americans lost their jobs, and couldn’t find another place to work. That’s when more and more individuals realized they could go to work for themselves in selling Watkins products to friends and neighbors. Slowly, the country began the long journey to recovery. So today of all days, we salute American enterprise, and the many freedoms we all enjoy. Happy Fourth of July. 

Friday, June 27, 2014

All Natural Country Store Managers Highlighted in Watkins All Star Newsletter
All Star Members Alan Lukes and David Gurzenski tell about their success in Watkins.
We hate to toot our own horn, but last month we were asked by Watkins Direct Selling Support Manager Rhonda Hanson to write an article about our nine years as Watkins managers, based in Big Bear Lake, CA. We thought readers of our blog might be interested in knowing a little bit more about us. Here’s what we wrote:
Each year since we joined Watkins in 2009, we have been able to increase our sales volume and recruiting numbers. It’s all based on an Excel spreadsheet that has been created to show us at a glance how we did on a monthly basis in the previous year, and how we are progressing in the current year.
While we began primarily focused on public events, we have expanded our outreach through Internet marketing. In the past year, we have built a website that further expands upon our business, the All Natural Country Store. Previously known as the Big Bear Country Store, the name change was necessary because our customers and Consultants are now scattered from coast to coast and throughout Canada. Visitors to the site can request a catalog or further information about the business opportunity. There also is a directory of our Consultants for individuals looking for a Watkins representative close to home.
A special feature of the website is a private Consultant’s Corner, where our recruits can access a number of training tools to help them build their business. Another exclusive service we offer is a closed Facebook group page where our consultants can exchange ideas, pose questions and request special assistance. We also have created a Facebook business page for the All Natural Country Store. This is in addition to a blog that can be accessed through the website.
We continue to have weekly training meetings with our local Consultants, and make a point of explaining the training assistance we offer to new recruits across the country. We carefully guide them through the System for Success, and establish weekly sessions to track their progress if they so desire.
Alan Lukes & David Gurzenski join Carmen Mir
from the Watkins Corporate team in Hawaii
A new training tool we introduced this year is a Welcome Packet that contains an assortment of tools for our recruits. In addition to summaries of the various Watkins programs, we have developed special templates for a Wholesale Shopping Club brochure and a Grand Opening invitation to launch a new Watkins business.

There are a number of highlights in our Watkins career, certainly becoming managers in our first three months with the organization, making the All Star Team that first year and every year since, and being part of Grand Trip Getaways. But the greatest highlight for us has been the many friendships we have made along the way, including those with our direct manager Tracey Palmer, silver manager Melody Thacker, and our team’s executive Bonnie Campbell. We also consider Carmen Mir a good friend, and the customer service representatives in the corporate office, who have come to recognize the sound of our voice because of our frequent calls. We have to emphasize Bonnie in particular. She has inspired us to be the best that we can be, and made us feel we had the right stuff to excel in our Watkins business.        

Sunday, May 25, 2014

A Weekend to Remember
We take pause from our busy Watkins business to honor those who fought to protect our American way of life.
We are indeed fortunate this Memorial Day. We have so much to be grateful for.  We live in a wonderful country, made so by the men and women in the armed forces. The very fact that we are able to carry on a successful home-based Watkins business may not have been possible if it wasn’t for these brave individuals.
The Watkins Company has been around for some 146 years. A number of those early Watkins men took time away from their own businesses to fight in two World Wars and all those battles since then. While they were off fighting for their country, wives and loved ones left behind carried on in their absence.  Watkins welcomed these women into the sales force, where they too learned that the company offered a wonderful opportunity to contribute to the family income. Imagine the surprise of many of those returning servicemen when they discovered their Watkins business had thrived while they were off defending the country.

This weekend, we have pitched our Watkins All Natural Country Store tent at the Big Bear Elks Club Peddlers Market. This is a popular event, attended by locals as well as many Southern California visitors, who have driven up the mountain to enjoy the holiday weekend. Once the Peddlers Market closes up each afternoon at 5 pm, we will be enjoying ourselves in this little corner of paradise we call Big Bear. So thank you once again to all those brave men and women, many of whom gave up their lives, so that we could live in the home of the free and the brave.

Friday, May 9, 2014

Extolling the benefits of cinnamon
It’s not just good-tasting, but proven to be good for you as well.

Cinnamon is one of those ingredients we always have on hand in our pantries. That’s one of the reasons it is a top-selling product produced by the JR Watkins Company. Its quality is well-known, having been given international recognition at previous World Fairs. The spice is not just delicious in apple pies or on buttered toast. Cinnamon is chock full of health benefits. Ancient Chinese medicine has long valued cinnamon for its medical value. Now that natural products and home remedies are so in vogue, we're paying more attention to the capabilities of this special spice.

The following are some of the health benefits of cinnamon.

1. The spice's aroma has been said to boost mood, cognitive function and memory. Specifically, notes the website World's Healthiest Foods: "Cinnamon improved participants' scores on tasks related to attentional processes, memory and visual-motor speed while working on computer-based programs."

2. Cinnamon is known to lower blood sugar in individuals with diabetes. It also can help stabilize blood sugar, which assists in weight loss. So add a dash to your cereal or coffee each morning.  Your hunger and sugar cravings will be reduced throughout the day.

3. Just half a teaspoon a day may lower "bad cholesterol" (LDL), but this does not mean that you should forego exercise or wantonly indulge in foods high in saturated fats.

4. It can help stop the growth of bacteria in foods, thus making it a natural food preservative.

5. When mixed with hot water and honey or tea with ginger, it may prevent the onset of the flu. It may also alleviate headaches or migraines.

6. High in antioxidants, the spice may come in handy treating acne issues and making way for clearer complexions. Learnvest.com suggests trying this treatment method: "Mix 1 teaspoon of powdered cinnamon with 3 tablespoons of honey, apply to the skin, and let the mixture sit for a few hours or overnight. Wash off with warm water."

7. Medication-resistant yeast infections may also benefit from the ingestion of cinnamon, based on its anti-fungal properties.

So go ahead, make the spice a grander part of your life, and see what it can do for you.  If you like tea, add a dash to your mug.  Given the numerous health benefits of tea, combining the two practically guarantees to take your health to the next level.
Watkins now offers two types of cinnamon, the original in a tin can, and Saigon cinnamon which comes in a glass bottle.  Both are available online at www.AllNaturalCountryStore.com.

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Take the scrubbing out of your spring cleaning
Watkins can be the way to handle the annual task without use of harmful chemicals.

Spring has finally arrived in most parts of the country. You are probably about to begin that annual spring cleaning ritual to get your home ready for the new season. When you haul your cleaning supplies out from under your kitchen and bathroom sinks, take a moment to read the labels on the containers. We did just that about a year ago when we wanted to find out what was so powerful in those products that made our whites whiter and bathtubs brighter.

We were shocked! No wonder we had to use rubber gloves to avoid first-degree burns, and would start choking if we forgot to throw open all the windows before using some of these harmful chemicals. That’s why we were thrilled when we first learned about the Watkins all-natural home care product line. Our store now prides itself on offering these great products at the Big Bear Farmer’s Market every Tuesday from 8:30 am to 1 pm. But if you don’t live within driving distance of Big Bear, you can order these outstanding cleaning products through the following link:


What’s so great about Watkins all-natural products? Many all-purpose cleaners contain toxins that can be inhaled. Ammonia-based cleaners can irritate the skin, eyes and respiratory system. Minimize your family’s exposure to these harmful toxins with Watkins products. They are free of such ingredients as ammonia, benzene, bleach, boron, butyl/ethyl cellosolve, diethylene ether, formaldehyde and isopropanol, just to name a few of the harmful chemicals found in other brands.

A growing number of Watkins products have been endorsed by the Natural Products Association. To gain this designation, the product must be composed of at least 95% all natural ingredients. Is it any wonder why those of us at the All Natural Country Store are proud to endorse these Watkins products, and to use them in our own homes for spring cleaning?

Saturday, April 19, 2014

This Easter, we’re multiplying in a big way

We’re amazed by the number of new consultants who have joined our Watkins Power Team in the last year.

It was a wonderful Easter as we gathered around the table with family and friends to celebrate the holiday. In counting our blessing, we had to pause and remember how our Watkins home business has really grown in the last 12 months. From a small enterprise five years ago, the former Big Bear Country Store has grown into the All Natural Country Store. In the beginning, it was just a handful of local consultants, who we convinced to open up their own Watkins part-time business.
While we had an amazing first year, advancing to managers after just a few months in our Watkins business, we seemed to reach a plateau in our second year. That’s when we realized that just selling Watkins products at our local farmers markets and other public events would not sustain our growth. That’s when we decided we needed to harness the Internet to expand to other cities.”
The decision brought phenomenal expansion. Before we knew it, we had other consultants from coast-to-coast and throughout Canada. They started their Watkins businesses small -- just as we did -- but in time they too began to grow as well. Just recently, we added another facet of marketing, branching out through Facebook to establish the All Natural Country store business page. 

Next was the formation of our own private group called the Watkins Power Team. Composed of our Watkins consultants, the group serves as a forum where team members can exchange ideas, discuss how they are expanding their reach, and ask questions when they are stumped by a certain business challenge.
It’s just another of the benefits we have created for our consultants, which also includes a private “Consultant’s Corner” on our www.AllNaturalCountryStore.net website. To find out more about the special training we offer our consultants, give us a call at 888-881-7372, and we will tell you all about it.