ACN began nearly 25 years ago with the connected vision of the four entrepreneurial minds of Tony Cupisz, Mike Cupisz, Roper Stevanovski, and the ACN President, Greg Provenzano. All four had years of direct sales experience combined, and all of the shared their dissatisfaction with where their careers were at in sales. Their shared belief in the importance of personal growth is what inspired them to start their own company. They can now say they are the world’s largest direct sellers of telecommunications.
They share the belief that success in business goes hand-in-hand with working on building a better and more inspired personal life. Greg Provenzano is a hands-on President who meets with business owners on a daily basis to discuss how meeting their business goals also mean understanding how they relate to their personal growth.
ACN’s mission is to change people’s lives for the better. They do this through their original governing principles of establishing sound business practices, building relationships through integrity, and putting the needs of their customers ahead of their own. They agreed they would establish these principles on the foundation of never having a customer buy a product from them that they could not comfortably afford or have any need to buy.
So, they began with selling long-distance services in the United States and then grew to servicing 25 countries in an expansive list of services that include telecommunications, essential services for homes and businesses include energy needs.
They have grown and also given back as well through their non-profit organization established in 2011, ACN Global Reach Charities.
ACN Business Model
For ACN, integrity is the means by which they build the foundation and also the growth of their company, Without integrity, their reputation will not merit doing business with them, so it is ACN’s core value.
So, they assess their Independent Business Owners (IBOs) with a careful eye to ensure that they are servicing their clients using the highest ethical standards and using the marketing plans set forth by the company. This is integral to running properly since ACN designs their marketing plans that their IBOs use to meet all consumer protection laws.
ACN is a recognized member of the Direct Selling Association in the United States (DSA) for being a leader in maintaining the highest ethical standards while in the process of conducting their daily business.
Through their IBOs, ACN offers potential customers the opportunity to spend money more efficiently on products they are already buying through an ACN Direct Online Store for a more personalized shopping experience. For small businesses, the services offered are designed to suit the company’s needs. The services that are available for customers are:
- Home phone service
- XOOM Energy
- Home Security and automation
- Wireless service
- High-Speed Internet
Residential Rewards Program
- For new energy residential customers, ACN offers a $50 rewards program
- Referral of five new customers gives you your ACN Digital Phone service for free
- Business phone service
- Wireless service
- Anovia payment processing
- Security and automation
- XOOM Gas & Electricity
- Satellite Television
Business Rewards Program
Businesses that sign up for between 2 and 5 different services will receive between $200 – $500 in rewards on a prepaid Mastercard.
Keep in mind that when you choose to do business with ACN, you are also contributing to ending childhood hunger. By paying for services on a monthly basis, a part of that is given to feed a child somewhere in the world. ACN has pledged to provide at least 1.5 million meals in the next year alone.