A Solid Foundation for Your Success
Founded in 1993, ACN was the vision of four entrepreneurs – Greg Provenzano, Robert Stevanovski, Tony Cupisz and Mike Cupisz. These Co-Founders had countless years of direct sales experience betweenthem, but were dissatisfied with other companies and job opportunities they had encountered. They realized that the only way to find a company they wanted to be a part of was to create that company.
So with a yellow legal pad in front of them, they formulated a business plan. On one side of the page they wrote down everything that they knew worked well, and on the other side everything that didn’t. They ripped the page in half and only kept the side that contained what would become the governing principles behind ACN – integrity, solid business practices, and a commitment to always putting the needs of the masses above the needs of themselves.
From that initial paper, a business idea was born that would focus on offering services people need and use every day… services that wouldn’t require anyone to change their buying habits or purchase products they didn’t need or couldn’t afford.
ACN began as a reseller of long distance services in the U.S., but over time has grown to offer all the essential services customers in 25 countries use on a daily basis. ACN is the world’s largest direct seller of telecommunications, energy and essential services for home and business, but more importantly, they’ve provided a vehicle for countless individuals to change their lives. ACN is passionate about giving back to the community as well, and in 2011 the nonprofit organization ACN Global Reach Charities was founded to expand and enhance their charitable efforts.
With that single column on a legal pad, the ACN Co-Founders drew a proverbial line that would set the bar for what ACN would become – and remain long into the future. And those are the same principles that drive the company today, over two decades later
“Pyramid Scheme” – it’s a four-letter word in the direct selling and multi-level marketing industries because many people incorrectly assume that legitimate direct selling companies and pyramid schemes are synonymous. The fact is: they couldn’t be more opposite.
While there are pyramid schemes out there, more importantly, there are legitimate direct selling companies like ACN who provide individuals with an opportunity to build a home-based business of their own. Educating consumers on the difference has become a priority for ACN.
“Unfortunately the Internet is filled with false information, and we can’t rely on the Internet to tell ACN’s story,” said ACN President and Co-Founder Greg Provenzano. “It’s our job to educate and empower individuals on the facts about ACN, so they can make the best choice for themselves and their families.”