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Becoming independent..??
Posted by: (Host IP Logged)
Date: January 17, 2006 05:12PM

Hi Everyone, Many yrs of working for others has me investigating the possibliity of going independent.....Please give me an idea what I'm in for.....I dont mind working hard or long hrs, I am concerned about average yrly income and how many products to rep...and advice or other places to find infomation would be great....By the way I have over 15 yrs of OR device sales here in the Metro NYC area......sold everything from surgical instruments to collegen implants

Thanks again.......

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Re: Becoming independent..??
Posted by: John Miller (Host IP Logged)
Date: January 23, 2006 10:25PM

With your Collagen experience, I would be interested in speaking to you about our skin care products sold to cosmetic, plastic, and dermatologic surgeons. Check out our web site NYC is presently available as a territory.
John MIller
Director of Business Development
Therapon Skin Health

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Re: Becoming independent..??
Posted by: AL LECHNER (Host IP Logged)
Date: March 02, 2006 11:20PM

Best thing you can do. Get vertical markets and specialize so you don't look like you have a trenchcoat of products (wanna buy some medical stuff) Depending on the lines (Start with 2-3) you can expect 150K-200K top line revenues if you stay with ortho implants. I started in vascular access devices and got side track when offered a direct position. Came back to the real money doing pacemakers as an independent but again offered a direct position. Take me three times to learn a lesson, if you can find a cutting edge new device from a company who will pay 30% and are confident in your abilities you can look at into buying that second home for the spouse.

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Re: Becoming independent..??
Posted by: Teresa (Host IP Logged)
Date: April 13, 2006 02:47AM

Fairly new independent selling OB products and 1 capital piece of medical equipment. Looking to expand into other products. Do you have any advice? I really like selling OB and have a nice customer base in the Midwest. I would like to add more products (residuals?) to increase my income!

Any advice from someone who has been in the business for many years would be welcomed!

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