Springfield businesswoman Loa Freeman wasnÃ¢Â€Â™t planning on starting another business. She just needed some new mascara.
The owner of Success Naturally Yoga & Image Center, 1317 E. Republic Road, had experienced an allergic reaction to mascara and was looking for products that wouldnÃ¢Â€Â™t cause irritation.
Freeman discovered Arbonne International Inc., a 25-year-old company based in Irvine, Calif., and was impressed by its skin care products and cosmetics.
ArbonneÃ¢Â€Â™s products are formulated in Switzerland and manufactured in the United States. The company manufactures botanically based skin care products for men, women and babies, cosmetics, aromatherapy, nutritional supplements and weight loss products.
Once Freeman learned of the potential for residual income based on sharing the opportunity with others, she was sold on the network marketing business, as well. She paid a $29 fee March 11 to become one of ArbonneÃ¢Â€Â™s 350,000 independent consultants.
Ã¢Â€ÂœIn 120 days I made what is called regional vice president and Arbonne sent me not only a nice, large check, but they sent me to pick out my new Mercedes-Benz,Ã¢Â€? Freeman said, adding that the feat is typically reached in 12 to 18 months.