28 Feb Business Spotlight: Tonya Anderson
Tonya Anderson is the Regional Vice President of ACN and one of its top producers. Tonya is a business owner positioned in the industries of telecommunications, energy, smart home technology and merchant services just to name a few. She has a passion for connecting with professionals in order to empower herself and others in every area of life.
Q: The basics.
A: Attended Marquette University where she studied business administration. After working in corporate America for over 7 years while also working at a hair salon part time, Tonya decided that she wanted to have more flexibility in her schedule and be self-employed. Thus, she started her own hair salon. After giving birth to a special needs son, it was time to figure out a way to work from home while still making a great living. Enter ACN.
Q: What is ACN? How did you get started?
A: ACN has been around for over 25 years. Tonya recently celebrated her 21st year with the company, getting started in February of 1996. After 18 months with the company she was able to match her income as a salon owner and shut the doors to that business. ACN is a North-American based multi-level marketing company which provides telecommunications, energy, merchant services and other services, through a network of Independent Business Owners. Tonya and her husband work their business together from home in Cleveland and share the mission of creating a community of people who are happy, wealthy, charitable and free.
Q: What are some of your goals?
A: A personal goal of mine would be to start a nonprofit organization for special needs adults between the ages of 18 and 55. It would be kind of like a country club setting, providing them with a community in which they feel safe, have continuous education, a social environment to be a part of, with excellent living conditions.
A long-term business goal of mine would is to put 100,000 business partners in place in ACN. To this date, my husband and I have had 95,000 representatives join the organization through our personal organization. With that network in place, I feel as though 100,000 is an attainable goal within the next 3 years.
Q: When and why did you decide to join the Presidents’ Council?
A: I joined the PCBC in December of 2016 in order to expand my network and meet new, diverse business owners that I may not get the chance to meet in some of the Westside Cleveland business chambers that I am a part of. I also joined The Council to educate people. Often times, traditional business owners struggle with ways to back their business with additional funding. With ACN, you can make lucrative money working part-time and flexible hours that you can then put back into your own business. I would also love to show some of the members’ ways in which they can turn their monthly expenses into revenue.
Q: What are some of your hobbies?
A: I LOVE to roller-skate. I enjoy meeting new people, reading, shopping, and fashion and of course music. I mainly listen to R&B and Hip hop, Old School!
Q: What are some things that you would like to get out of your membership with The Presidents’ Council?
A: Relationships! I would like to form relationships with people that are progressive, people who want to impact their community and people who like to work with others to achieve their goals.