Brenda Bauer is one of those lovely, bubbly women who oozes positive energy. Upon entering her house, which was conveniently a five-minute walk from mine, I met her two daughters who were equally bright and vivacious. Madeleine and Gracie are eight (8) and 9 1/2 (nine and a half) years old, and I would just like to point out that seeing these young polite girls, who were passionate about their health (and who spoke French), impressed me tremendously…. Personally, I blame the parents.
Brenda Bauer was born in Michigan and moved a few times around the Midwest before settling in Rogersville, Missouri. Some of the stopping points along the way included Grand Rapids, Minneapolis, and Madison, Wisconsin. Lucky for those of us in Springfield, when she moved to Missouri she stuck around for a while! She graduated from Drury University (then known as Drury College) with a bachelor’s in business administration and a minor in French.
One of the cool things about Brenda is aside from being self-employed and being able to stay home with her girls during summer break, she supports other women in being healthy and in starting their own business. The business I am referring to is one called Juice Plus®+, and their uplifting mission-driven tagline is, “Inspiring Healthy Living.”
What is Juice Plus®+
The business itself is easy: it is fruits and veggies in a capsule. Told you, easy. Brenda, though she and her family have been using the supplements for fourteen (14) years, didn’t tell anyone about it for the first decade! Her reasoning was she had a business degree and didn’t consider Juice Plus®+ a real business as it is lumped into the network-marketing genre of businesses. While there is nothing inherently wrong with network marketing businesses, they are often given a bad name with all the pyramid schemes and organizations which flop within five (5), or so, years. Lucky for us, Juice Plus®+ has been around for over 40 years and will stick around for some time!
Back to the story, Brenda didn’t talk about or really share Juice Plus®+ with anyone until
four (4) years ago. After realizing how it benefited her family, she decided that not sharing the product she had loved for years was not working out for her. In twelve (12) years, there had been only two rounds of antibiotics given to her daughters. As a mom, I found this to be an amazing testimonial – when my daughter started school, it felt as if every other week she was sick with something and had to be given some sort of antibiotics that wreaked havoc on her tiny tummy.
The magic is all in the capsule which contains dried pulp from 30 fruits and veggies. I was still skeptical: after all, there are a million great products out there that claim they are no fat, low-fat, cholesterol free, organic, etc. What makes these products unhealthy in my mind is the process these products go through. So, unabashed, I asked her the process that these little miracle capsules underwent and the answer was one to my surprise: the fruits and vegetables are dried in low temperatures, the salt, water and sugar is extracted out of them, and then the pulp is put into the capsules. Voila! You now have thirty (30) fruits and veggies in capsule form!
What is even cooler is that you don’t have to take my word for it, there are over thirty (35) researched papers on these little capsules which can be found here. Seeing as that should keep you busy for a while, I will continue to the business side of things.
Juice Plus®+ as a Business
What is great about this business is the one thing most women are after (at least the ones I have talked to): more time. It is one of those businesses which, if you can commit two (2) to three (3) hours a day, you can build quite a business for yourself.
The best part is how cheap it is to get started, and how fast you can make a profit, but don’t take my word for it. Instead, give Brenda a call at (417) 343-7935. The great thing about Mrs. Bauer is she doesn’t believe in the whole “hard-selling” technique in business. Her motto is simply to support people in being healthy. That is it. If you would like to check out the Juice Plus®+ website for yourself, feel free to click here.
Wishing you a healthy lifestyle, Springfield!
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