There's no doubt that Scentura provides a very unique opportunity. They allow independent business owners unlimited access to their inventory on a hand-shake. You won't find that in too many places. I know they take a lot of heat, people claim they're a scam or a pyramid... But I think those people are over-thinking it. Scentura just supplies the product. There's no sign-up fees, no auto-ship programs, nothing. And that's an important distinction - Scentura's business model is sustained by the sale of its product, whereas a Pryamid is legally defined as "a business model that is supported by monies paid in from new entrants." Over the last 37 years, thousands of companies have come and gone, but Scentura has maintained it's place in the market because they provide a quality product and execute a sound business model.
I know several people who have become quite successful selling Scentura's product-line. Most of these people were relatively uneducated and had little business experience. And more importantly, none of them had a dime to their name when they started. Scentura's owner, Larry Hahn, was broke himself when he started the company. He built the business by selling consumer products and teaching his friends to do the same. By providing the merchandise free up-front, it was easy for people to open new offices selling Larry's merchandise. Pretty simple concept, but brilliant none-the-less. Pretty amazing how far the business has come, and it's great to see people I know become so successful following in Larry's footsteps.
People spend tens of thousands of dollars and years of their life in college, with no real guarantee of a job. With Scentura, you learn for free, it only takes 90 days, and then you're guaranteed a real shot at a career. When you think of it like that, it's a pretty incredible opportunity, and you won't find that in too many other places. It's not for everyone, because it is a tough business. But for someone that doesn't really have much else going on, this is a great opportunity in a tough economy.