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Bio Med Business Journal 2005 Interview With Limu Founder Gary Raser

Bio Med Business Journal 2005 Interview With Limu Founder Gary Raser

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heLimuCompanyhasbuiltanextensivedirectdistributionnetworkaroundauniquelynutritionalproduct.FounderGaryI.Raertellsushowhiscompanycoulddo$100millioninannualsalesbytheendofnextyear.
Gary
J.
Raser
PresidentandFounderwww.thelimucompany.comPhone:407-804-1014
GARY
J.
RASER,
PresidentandFounder,spokewith
Wall
Street
Reporter
Magazine
onJuly
5,2005.
WSR:
Tell
liS
aboutTheLimuCompany'smissionandhow
if
cameabout.
RASER:ThecompanywasbornoULofmyownjourneytowardeconomicfreedom.Icomefromveryhumblebeginnings.and1wantedtodomore
with
my
lifethan
my
parentswereabletodowiththeirs.Andreally,
at
thispointinmylife.afteralmosttwodecadesofsuccess
in
thisindustry.it'shardtorememberbacktotheexacttimebeforeIstartedout.but
I
wantedtobeself-employed.Igotintothisindustryalmosttwodecadesagoandsignedanapplicationbecause1want-edtobeabletohavesomeofthethingsthatmyfamilyneverhad,
like
aretirementfund,ortogetoutofdebt,oracollegeIundformychildren.Myparentshad
10
lookatmeandsay,"Goodluckforcollege."Theycould-
n't
afford
it.
I
alwayswanted
tobuy
my
wifeadreamhouseortravelor
SUMMARY
donatetocharity.Andthen,once1realizedtbosethingsinmylifeandtheycametrue,Ithought,"Man,
if
1candothat,otherpeoplecantoo,
if
onlytheyhadthelightvehicle."Mostpeoplehavebig,bigdreams.
J
havebigdream,and]havealwayswantedtomakeasignificantdifferenceintheworld.Isatdownwith
my
wifeone
day
andIsaid,"That's
why
LwanttostartTheLimuCompany.foronerea-
SOil.
tomakeabigdifference
in
peo-ple'slives."Ibelievethatsharing
this
opportunityandthisproducthelpspeoplemaintainoptimalhealth,but
it
alsobelpthembuildeconomicfree-dom.Andthat'saverybigdealillourworldtoday.1reallydon'tthinkany-one
is
limitedintheirpotential.Ijustthinkthatyouneedtohelpthemseethat,WSR:
HowdidyoucomeuponLimu?Howdidit
fit
intothesynergylindtim-ingthatmade
yall
realizeyourdream?
RASER:Youknow,thatwasajourney
100.
It
wasreallyajourneyofdiscov-ery.
Ihave
seenalotofdirectsalescompaniescomeandgo,and
I
hink
it'sbecausetheyhavesimilarprod-ucts,
they
haveme-tooproducts.And1
was
reallylookingforsomethingdif-ferent,somethingfreshandextraordi-nary,somethingreallyunique.Idon'tknow
if
youknow
theauthorPaulZanePitzer.butheisanauthorandaneconomist,andhesaysthatthewellnessindustry.andthatisdefined
T·
eprivatelyheldLimuCompanycombinesauniquenaturalhealthproductwitharapidlygrowingdirectsalesnetwork.Thecompany'sfocusisaTonganseavegetableextractwithasignificantbodyofindependentresearchbackingitsnutritiousqualities.Revenuereached$10millioninfirstyearofoperation.Managementtakesprideinusinglocallaborandenvironmentallysensitiveharvestingtechniques.Globaldistributornetworkis20,000strongandsomehavebeenextremelysuccessful.fuelingexpectationsthatrevenuecouldhit$100millionbytheendof2006.Confidenceishighthatallaspectsofthebusinesscanscaletothatlevel.Physicianscontinuetoendorsetheproduct'swide-ranginghealthimpactamidgrowinginterestin·wellness"andotherpreventativemedicalapproaches.
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