If you want to open a business that helps people lose weight, then you have to understand that dietary supplements like shakes or pills just don't work. they never did. If there was a shake or pill that did work, there wouldn't be an obesity problem in the US.
If you sell supplements that promise your clients they'll lose weight and they don't, you're setting yourself up for a lawsuit. several lawsuits. Do a google search on Jillian Michaels as well as Dr Phil. You'll find that they both have faced class action lawsuits because their supplements didn't live up to the hype.
If you don't know anything about weight loss, then you really aren't prepared to start a business selling weight loss products that you know nothing about. You risk injuring your clients if you don't have any knowledge about a product you're trying to sell. The fact is, the things that truly help a person lose weight are FREE.
A person has to learn to eat right (healthfully). they have to learn to be mindful of their portions. They have to get some regular exercise. No gimics. No pills. No supplements.
The people who make money on supplements are taking advantage of people who are desperate to lose weight. Basically, if you start selling supplements, you're going to be CHEATING your clients. And that is criminal.
Spark People does not encourage the taking of weight loss supplements. It encourages living a healthy lifestyle. That's not something you find in a bottle. There may be plenty of get rich quick schemes out there to lose weight, but you're asking for trouble if you start selling them.
A better option would be considering opening a Curves franchise. www.curves.com/about-curves/
Edited by: ARCHIMEDESII at: 11/26/2012 (15:31)