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Name: Angie Johnson
Location: Winchester, Ontario
Start Date: October 2016
SL: Why did you choose to join the sweetest team around?
AJ: To be completely honest, I had never heard of SweetLegs. I was looking through a swap and sell group in my area and some ladies were looking for a distributor, so I googled it to see what it was. Then I fell in love with all the prints I was seeing, and I wanted more info about becoming a distributor for the company. I learned that this company promotes a body positive image, every BODY is beautiful and that held a lot of personal significance for me as I have had my own struggles over the years with my body image. Now as a SweetLegs Distributor I feel more confident than ever, and I can promote body confidence through my business!
SL: How has being a SweetLegs Distributor impacted your life?
AJ: Being a SweetLegs Independent Distributor has helped me provide some of the little extras for my family that we wouldn’t have otherwise. It’s allowed me to meet some amazing woman both within the company and my customers, some of which have become great lifelong friends.
SL: Tell us something exciting about yourself that others may not know?
AJ: I am a city girl, or at least I was until about 3 years ago. Now you can occasionally find me in the barn helping my fiancé milking cows.
SL: What is your secret skill?
AJ: I make a mean lasagna.
SL: What is your most memorable customer interaction?
AJ: I would have to say that my most memorable customer interaction was when I was set up at an event and a customer came by my table because she wanted to buy a pair of leggings to wear to her exercise class. She was 91 years old, and she fell in love with SweetLegs. I often tell the story of meeting her when customers come by my table and tell me they’re too old to wear leggings.
SL: Share an amazing SweetLegs story with us?
AJ: I have a few customers that suffer with fibromyalgia and since I’ve introduced them to SweetLegs, they don’t wear anything else. The comfort and stretch and material of our amazing leggings are perfect and they can finally feel comfortable in their clothes again. It’s a great feeling to be able to help people with something like that.
SL: How many delicious donuts can you eat in one sitting?
AJ: I’d say I could pack away 3 or 4.
SL: Have you learned any lessons from running your own SweetLegs business? Any advice for future entrepreneurs?
AJ: I certainly had to learn to be patient when I first started; business was slow and I was worried, but I realized I just had to get the SweetLegs name out in my area and let people know I was there. I also learned how important it was to be organized with everything: customers, stock, receipts, meal planning, etc. I also learned that having an amazing company that really cares about people supporting me, as well as fellow Independent Distributors there to offer tips and advice and support makes a huge difference in my self confidence and ability to run my own business. I’m not just a number. My advice for future entrepreneurs would be to choose a business/product that you believe in and love, something that makes you feel good about what you’re doing. Get yourself a great agenda to help track everything, get an accountant, stay organized and on top of any inventory you might have – but most importantly have fun.
SL: What makes your life Sweet?
AJ: My family! Combined, my fiancé and I have 5 children, a small hobby farm, and we both work full time. I do SweetLegs part time, but when I have an event or a party going on, the whole family is behind me. From stocking my shelves, loading my car with all my bags and tables and clothing racks, coming to help me out at events, and taking care of things at home while I’m gone. I couldn’t do it without them.
You can connect with SweetLegs Winchester with Angie on Facebook . Find Angie and her SweetLegs at the Russel Flea on October 21.
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