The husband and wife duo of Gonzales and Aletha Calloway have found a simple, very effective way of creating both wealth and business opportunities for themselves and others in the Indianapolis Black community. The Calloways are National Expansion Leaders for the company 5LINX, a multi-level marketing firm based in Rochester, New York, whose diverse operation covers such areas as utility and telecommunications services, health insurance, nutritional supplements and business services.
5Linx has amassed some impressive accomplishments since its creation in 2001.
It's been ranked on Inc, Magazine’s list of the nation’s Top 500 fastest growing private companies the past nine years. They’ve also made the Global 100 list of the top Direct Sales Companies in the world in both 2012 and 2013.
Gonzales Calloway is a retired military man who’s no stranger to slowly but steadily building something substantive. He achieved his goal of earning a Master’s degree over a 29-year period, starting with an associate’s, then earning the bachelor’s, and finally the master’s. He recommends involvement with 5LINX as a top chance for anyone who’s ambitious, self-motivated and hard working, and says they have the number one thing he values most in both business and life: integrity.
“They are a good company,” Calloway said during an interview for Everything Underground. “ They pay when they say they will. Now if you break the rules they will take you to court. Integrity is something that cannot be sacrificed.”
The concept works off the simple base of recruiting five people whom you can trust and are reliable. “You’ve got to find five like minded people,” Calloway adds. “This (direct marketing) is not for everyone. But you find the right five and that’s the key.”
The Calloways have been involved with 5LINX since 2008, and Mr. Calloway said that the fact the company’s structure doesn’t require mastering intricate techniques makes it the ideal venture.
“Anyone can do this,” he said. “But there are some things that you have to do. Your associations must change. The things that you put your emphasis on and the way that you spend your time, all those things are key. But once you’ve got the right team and are determined to do what it takes, you can acquire wealth, you can build a sustainable business and you can grow and prosper.”
With the range of available products being everything from cell phones and computers to security systems and televisions, there’s certainly a lot to sell. Calloway says 5LINX has ambitious plans for the future, and the couple and their various teams in different locales want to be part of it.
“They (5Linx) want to be a billion dollar company,” he concluded. “Microsoft is sort of their model. But right now they’re looking at the next five years and helping create as many millionaires as possible. That’s something I find very exciting, and want to help others achieve that goal as well.”
(For more information on 5LINX go to 5linx.net/L365342 or L481818)