"I was a top performer with one of the majors, made it to plenty of achievement clubs and finished above quota year-over-year. I had what was referred to as 'Golden Handcuffs.' I was making decent money and was grateful for what I had. But I saw myself become gradually unhappy and I saw that my misery was leaking into my home life. Once this light bulb went off, I realized these handcuffs were my own creation. At the end of the day, all I really wanted was to sell...period. It was time to take my freedom back, take the risk and get back to being a true salesman. At American, the only conference calls I join are the ones I see value in. The reports I create are the ones in line with my goals and priorities. Because of this new found freedom and energy, I have doubled my sales volume and tripled my income. Not too bad...not too bad at all."
Patrick Kraus - Denver, CO
"In 2012, after attending a Discover American session, I joined ASB because I was extremely impressed with senior management and the corporate culture. ASB literally gives you the freedom to run your business anyway you want. The sales support tools lead the industry with solutions for any situation. Thanks to our founder & CEO, Larry Zavadil, American truly is a sales-driven organization."
Tom Trainor - Naperville, Illinois
"After working in the print industry for 10 years, I took time off to raise a family. I was only beginning to ease back into the workforce by assisting my husband with his business. I wanted to continue to work out of my home and have the flexibility to work around family events. I needed a place where I could work as much or as little as I wanted. After meeting with ASB management and attending a Discover American Session, I realized that American offered boundless opportunities. I found that American gave me the flexibility as well as the technology and tools to increase and expand my business. My favorite part about working with American is the family atmosphere. Although we are individual reps, working out of different offices in different states, I feel like I have friends all around the country who are willing to help, counsel and give advice when needed. American was the right choice for me!"
Livi Dalmau - Coral Springs, Florida
"I first learned about American Solutions for Business in 1991 when a fellow Sales Associate decided to join the company. Since then, more than 80 of my colleagues have taken the same journey and found lucrative careers. If you're tired of being beaten up on price or need to recharge your career, it's the perfect time to join the American family. Gain back your sales confidence and experience he true freedom American provides."
Bob Chester - Ellijay, Georgia
"I joined ASB in 1995 to sell packaging items and with American's help have added forms and promotional items to my product offering. With American's help, I have built a well-diversified business that I manage as an independent operator."
Monte Prody - Moorhead, Minnesota
"In 1998, I was introduced to American Business Forms (now American Solutions for Business). When I saw the opportunity to own my business while being supported by a large company that placed the benefits now for 17 years, and because the administrative work is handled almost exclusively by the Home Office, I have had the time to build my business. I was able to focus on selling, building relationships and ultimately, meeting my customer's needs I was able to focus on selling, building relationships and ultimately, meeting my customer's needs. I have so appreciated the ongoing training and educational opportunities ASB has continually offered the sales force, including sales conference, breakout meetings, webinars, mailings, trade shows, newsletters, etc. I have found that working with American is more like working with family. It's the people who make the difference. Starting with our founder, management, support staff and our army of sales associates, we are all here for each other. We may be distant and we may see each other only once or twice a year, but we are never alone."
Austin Horn - Riverton, Utah
"Before joining American, I lived in fear that the other shoe would drop = they my employer would change my territory or alter the commission structure as my sales increased. I've now been with American for nearly 20 years and have never had to worry about 'the other shoe'."
Bruce Zweber - Burnsville, MInnesota
"After being with a local independent distributor for many years, I was faced with the challenge of my company being sold to a venture capitalist group. Our team of associates first chose to align with another company and we suffered through a year of turmoil before meeting with Larry Zavadil. We all knew within an hour after meeting him that he was our kind of guy and ASB was our kind of culture. It's been a fun ride at ASB so far and I can't even begin to tell you how much I care for the fine people I work with. I have a group of sales associates here and from other parts of the country that have become dear friends and even better collaborators in business. We have the buying power, technology and clout of a large company while being our own bosses...what's not to like? Early in my sales career, my goal was one million in sales in a year. Now, I am not even satisfied when my wife and I sell two or three million a year. I am partnered with a company that sets no boundaries on my sales abilities, provides a huge variety of products and services to sell and delivers the technology and support of expert teams back at the Home Office. My one regret is that I didn't join ASB when I came into the industry. I love this place!"
Jay Harman - LaGrange, Georgia
"After visiting the Home Office in Glenwood, Minnesota I knew this was the right place for me. Being able to run my business from my rural Montana Home is a dream come true. American is built on the same dream our great country was found on - freedom. Bring your dreams to American, and they will come true!"
Leanne Schillinger - Floweree, Montana
“I found a wealth of new possibilities. Joining American was the best move I ever made.”
Marsha Nolan - Warrenville, IL
“The flexibility of designing my own work schedule is amazing and the ability to choose the products I want to sell allows me to be more creative.”
Lisa Ostendorf - Deephaven, MN
“Being in the industry for over 30 years, I've found my American Dream! When I made my decision to come to American Solutions for Business (after 30 years with the same distributorship), I was excited to have the control of my destiny again. American’s model has been fantastic for my career. The vendor relationships and tools that American provides have made the selling experience exciting again. I cannot imagine a better environment to continue my career as a seasoned veteran.”
Joseph McCarthy - Newport News, VA
"When I joined American Solutions for Business seven years ago, I was promised a great organization with great people to work with. That promise was delivered. The flexibility that American provides has not only helped me grow my sales, but has also improved my life and work balance. I would recommend American to anyone looking for a positive change."
John Burr - Pleasantville, NY
"American has given me the avenue to be who I want to be. They give me the freedom to be an entrepreneur when I want to be, but when I need help, they are always there to back me up."
Jerry Bryant - LaGrange, GA
"American has helped me grow my business by providing me with the necessary technology, people support, internet support, promotional support, great advice and loads of encouragement! I've never known anyone who runs a company that genuinely cares about its people like Larry Zavadil does. I'm proud to be with American!"
Marie Thurston - Palatine, IL
“Larry Zavadil hired me over 30 years ago to work with him for NCR. When he started American in August of 1981, I followed him. Over all these years, I’ve only known Larry to be forthright, honest and forgiving in business relationships. He inspires salespeople and office personnel in their professional relationships by using a number of maxims including:
What goes around comes around.
We can get whatever we want if we help others get what they want.
If we do the right things for the right reasons...we will be successful.
Things don’t always go as planned and when they don’t, you want to work with someone like Larry and a company like American Solutions for Business.”
Gary Skordahl - Willmar, MN
“I first learned about American Solutions for Business in 1991 when a fellow sales associate decided to join the company. Since then, more than 80 of my colleagues have taken that same journey and found lucrative careers. If you’re tired of being beaten up on price or need to recharge your career, it’s the perfect time to join the American family. Gain back your sales confidence and experience the true freedom American provides.”
Bob Chester - Ellijay, GA
“American operates much differently than other companies. Along with incredible inside support and eCommerce tools, American’s market presence helps me sell more product. My business belongs to me, but I’m part of a large family that knows how to work together and succeed.”
David Bean - Goodlettsville, TN
“Before joining American, I lived in fear that the other shoe would drop – that my employer would change my territory or alter the commission structure as my sales increased. I’ve now been with American for nearly 20 years and have never had to worry about ‘the other shoe.’ ”
Bruce Zweber - Burnsville, MN
“Joining American turned out to be the best career move I’ve ever made. Within two years here, my sales doubled. I was able to create a niche market with the help of our partner vendors and guidance from Larry Zavadil and Home Office personnel.”
Monte Struck - St. Cloud, MN
“After 23 years in the print and promotional product industry, I have found American truly refreshing. When making a move, you need to consider your opportunity to create and manage your own future. American provides the foundation and the support – you provide the results. Any company can provide access to the products and services, but having a culture of family and loyalty is very hard to find. Our culture here is very special! Get on board! It will be the best decision you’ve ever made!”
Steve Arnold - Centennial, CO
“Ten years ago, I was in search of a new home where I would find the tools necessary to grow my business but more importantly, the exceptional service and quality products required by my clients. What I discovered with American was that and more. American is a company that is as passionate as I am about being successful! I found a thriving network of top-notch professionals who are always willing to help each other. Passion…progress…people. Welcome home!”
Kathy Whitburn - Muskego, WI
“I joined American in 2005 and can truly say that I have found my home! After taking time off to raise my family, I jumped back into the industry with American and have never looked back. I’ve transformed my business from ‘forms only’ to a widely diverse product offering. I now have a state-of-the-art eCommerce site that handles print, promotional and apparel. My specialty is franchise business and American has helped me learn and grow my business. The flexibility and understanding that comes from the Home Office and the camaraderie and help that you get from fellow associates is unparalleled. You can run your business as you see fit and still have the help and support of a large company. It is the best of both worlds. If you are looking for a great place to work, come join us. You’ll never regret it.”
Livi Dalmau - Coral Springs, FL
“I joined ASB in 1995 to sell packaging items, and with American’s help I have added forms and promotional items to my product offering. With American’s help, I have built a well-diversified business that I manage as an independent operator.”
Monte Prody - Moorhead, MN
“My decision to be part of the American Family was the smartest business decision I have ever made. The freedom to sell whatever products and services my clients want and need is important to me, and having access to a large, diverse vendor database through which I can satisfy those needs has been invaluable. The greatest benefit to my business is having the ‘back office’ support to handle large and small orders. I never feel like I’m ‘standing alone.’ American is always there to help.”
Hank Cacamo - Kenner, LA
“My journey with American began in 1992 and continues to be one of the single most significant decisions I’ve ever made. Making money is essential but even more important is the inner fulfillment one receives when invested in a larger entity. At American, we understand what it means to be family!”
Dave Robinson - Inver Grove Heights, MN