Divas In Defense is a self-defense program offering personal safety and self-defense workshops for women and girls. The company also offers a Train The Trainer program; a licensing structure touted as a “Business In A Box,” allowing individuals with no prior self-defense expertise the opportunity to certify as trainers and build their own Divas In Defense business. But is the opportunity real, or just another business scam?
If you have landed on my site, chances are you were impressed with a self-defense class or perhaps something you heard on a Divas In Defense Trainer Opportunity Call. You’re probably considering joining the Divas In Defense team and just want to make sure you have the information you need before making your final decision, such as the viability of the organization, their reputation, the demand for the products and classes, and the strength of the brand in the marketplace. I want to congratulate you for doing some research.
Once you decide this is the business for you, you’ll be asked to sign a licensing agreement. Since this is a legally binding agreement, you’ll want to do everything in your power to protect your interest before signing on the dotted line.
As you ponder this business investment there are naturally a number of question you are asking yourself in determining if a Divas In Defense operation is right for you:
- What am I really getting for the money
- Will my investment and fees be worth the return
- Will I receive all the benefits promised in my training and licensing package
- Will they live up to the full agreement
- Will they provide extensive training or just a sketchy marketing plan
- Will they provide the level of support I need and expect
- Is the system designed with MY success in mind
- Are there any unexpected or hidden costs
- How responsive will they be to me
- Will I get everything that’s promised before, in, and after the agreement
The last thing you want is for your dream of business ownership to become a nightmare so no matter how friendly or professional the owners, management, or sales team may be, you should not rely solely on those conversations. After all, they’re not working for you. If your preliminary research has you really interested, engage a qualified attorney to help you do your due diligence, thoroughly analyze all documents and help you with further considerations like:
Default/termination. What happens if they breach the agreement? Will they make corrections within a reasonable time? What happens if it’s not corrected in a reasonable timeframe? What are the consequences?
Legal issues. What happens if there’s a dispute between the two of you? Will they work towards an amicable resolution? Will you end up in court?
Remember, your objective going in is to make money; not to get scammed or be made a fool of. Don’t jump in with your eye wide closed! This is a business decision you are making so protect yourself by doing your homework, gathering information and facts, and asking lots of questions. The next step; talk to someone, like myself, who is or has been a Divas In Defense trainer and licensee. Getting the honest feedback of someone who has invested their time and money should be a very important step in finding out if this company and opportunity is a legitimate and safe investment for you.