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Interesting comparison, one I've never thought of. You're correct, though, we do need our first 12 disciples. We've given friends and family free memberships, and we're offering new customers 1/2 off registration fees (saving them $12.50) for joining before August 18.

We've also considered giving the first meeting free, but we worried about that creating kind of a bait-and-switch feeling in the customers. Not only that, but we felt that by doing it for free, it would create a lower-quality image of the company. Those concerns might be totally bogus, of course, since I only know what books have told me.

I truly believe the market is there, if I could just reach it. I've taken some very informal polls around town, and most everyone who hears about it thinks it's a great idea and why hasn't it been done yet? There's a local low-carb store that's passing out our flyers. There's also a low-carb food manufacturer in town. Both of these places have told me they get asked quite often if there's a local support group for low-carb dieters.

So maybe I should just go walking along the seashore, looking for scraggly guys working on their boats. :)

PrrpleGrrl
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