Company Overview

ACN is the world’s largest direct seller of telecommunications and essential services including Home & Business Phone, Mobile, Broadband Internet, Digital Phone Services and video phones, Energy, and Home & Business Security.

ACN has offices located throughout North America, Europe, the Pacific and Asia with a direct sales force of Independent Business Owners (IBOs) servicing millions of satisfied customers. Launching in January 1993 in Michigan USA, ACN is renowned for providing consumers with services they need and use every day, supported by competitive pricing and great customer service.

ACN’s successful past and promising future have not gone unnoticed. The company has been featured in a variety of highly respected business publications including Fortune, INC. 500, Success from Home, USA Today and Direct Selling News. Each one of these third party endorsements serve as confirmation of ACN’s winning formula and provides a valuable resource for representatives.

ACN Pacific covers both the Australian and New Zealand markets and offers opportunities to join our IBO network as well as providing customers with access to leading products and services.

What we do

Business opportunities

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ACN provides a new career opportunity to help you secure financial and lifestyle freedom.

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Products & Services

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Customers have access to the latest products and services, often at exclusive prices.

Community support

Together We Can Truly Make A Difference

ACN supports a range of organisations, both on a local and global scale. We focus our efforts on organisations directly impacting children. At ACN we believe that when you impact the life of a child, you do more than just change their day; you change their life.

Every year ACN hosts several International Training Events in cities around the world. At every event, we collect contributions from thousands of generous ACN Independent Business Owners and employees. ACN then matches these contributions dollar-for-dollar.

 

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Success story of Matt & Lisa Rasmussen

bw_matt_lisa_rasmussenMatt & Lisa Rasmussen’s organisation, Titan Global, has gone from strength to strength. They now have a team of IBOs and customers located in 14 countries around the globe.
“I didn’t have a privileged background. My parents were blue-collar workers and they had a dream for me; they wanted me to have a life better than what they had. I went to school, got my degree and went into the corporate workforce as a public accountant. It didn’t take me very long to realise that that wasn’t a better life. I didn’t have a lot of freedom. I had a lot of stress in my life and not a lot of free time. I certainly didn’t have a lot of time to spend with my children or to grow as a person. This wasn’t the way I wanted to spend my life, so I was open to opportunities. I saw ACN seven years ago and it just made sense. Getting paid when people pay their essential bills and while I slept sounded like a very good thing. So we got started – we went to work and we worked hard,” Matt explained.
Matt’s wife Lisa was sceptical when he first joined ACN, however her thoughts changed very quickly, “In the last seven years, we’ve had some amazing lifestyle changes. I’ve seen the world and we’ve spent more time with our children”, she said. Matt continued, “Before ACN, I’d never even left the country and today we’ve been to multiple countries around the world. It’s just been staggering – especially the personal growth. And what I really love is that this company has allowed us the environment to see these changes in our life and really fulfil what, I believe, was my potential all along.”
Matt believes the ACN opportunity is only as good as what an IBO is going to bring to the table. “It’s a personal growth program with compensation attached. The more you grow, the more you make. You have to like people. You have got to have a vision for people and a desire to have people succeed beyond your own success, in order to really have success with ACN. For a new IBO, the key to success is very simple – you’ve got to be coachable. The people that are involved in the business are there to help you. If I’d just been more coachable and listened to the people that got me involved when I started out, I would have had an even greater level of success.”
So, what is it about ACN that Matt enjoys the most?
“With ACN, you wake up each morning and the day is limitless. You don’t know who you’re going to present to that day that’s got a bigger vision than you. I look out ten years from today and I can imagine where our business is going to be – in multiple countries around the world, hundreds of thousands of customers – and it’s all because of ACN. It’s absolutely amazing to think that from the kid that grew up in a very humble beginning to be where we are today – travel the world and do what we want to do is amazing and I’m just so thankful for that.”

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Success story of Brian & Andrea Sax

bw_Brian_Andrea_SaxFormer Engineer and U.S. Olympic Track Team Hopeful, now ACN Senior Vice President and North American Circle of Champions Member.
As a former Ivy Leaguer from Princeton and future Olympic Hopeful, Brian Sax seemed to have the recipe for success – a college education from one of the country’s most respected institutions and an athletic ability to break new records in track and field. But it didn’t take long for Brian to discover that college had not prepared him for the harsh realities of the real world – a world that unfortunately would not allow him to do what he loved and to be financially successful at the same time.
As an Engineer, he never gave up on his dreams, but his career simply did not leave enough time for him to train properly. In his search for something new (for something that broke the corporate rules), he discovered ACN through a friend who was a Heart Surgeon from Yale. Brian was immediately impressed.
“Everyone was so supportive from the beginning; everyone wanted to see everyone else succeed. It was the most positive environment that I had ever encountered,” Brian said.
From his first days in this business, Brian set out on a different kind of race… a race to the top. He was promoted to Regional Vice President in July 2000 but that simply wasn’t enough. So he relocated to Odessa, Texas, and under his leadership, the Texas market exploded. His move also resulted in Brian meeting his future wife, Andrea.
The couple has been extremely successful, and their financial gain had given them the freedom to spend more time together and to look forward to starting a family without any financial worries. In addition, Brian is able to devote time once again to his love of track and field, and Andrea has been able to focus on her own long-time dream of starting her own business. While their income had afforded them a lot, they’ve gained far more from their ACN business.
“The growth along the way, as well as the type of people who have come into my life, my wife especially, have completely changed my life. If it were not for ACN, I would not have 90% of the non-material items, qualities, and assets I cherish most in my life right now! I’m excited about where I am, what I’ve become, and where my wife and I are headed – all because of ACN!” Brian said.
Today, this consistent Circle of Champions Member oversees a global network of IBOs. Brian reached another milestone in February 2003 when he was the first to be promoted as a North American Senior Vice President.
“ACN has been the definition of change in my life. What my career forced me to give up years ago, I now have that and so much more back through ACN,” Brian said.
The Circle of Champions represents the Top Producers.

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Success story of Karen Rostagno

KAREN-2When Karen Rostagno first saw ACN, she was busy running a family business and did not have much time to devote to ACN. However, after just 22 months of ACN part time, she found herself having time and financial freedom that she never thought was possible.
“I love the fact that ACN pays a residual income for marketing essential products that everyone need and want. A lifelong dream of being able to make a significant difference in other people’s lives has become a reality,” Karen explains. “ACN is a turnkey business that offers all the resources a person needs to build a successful business.”
Karen has since become the first Australian IBO to achieve the highest earned position in ACN, Senior Vice President. “It’s been such a privilege for me to be Australia’s first SVP and I want to help other people step into this place as well. So all the dreams that they have, everything they want to achieve for their family, will happen for them as well.”
For Karen, the greatest gift from ACN has been the freedom to do what she wants, when she wants, which all comes back to the simple things in life.

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Success story of George & Mavis Nixon

nixonTogether George and Mavis Nixon make up one of the Pacific regions power teams.
George and Mavis had always been in business for themselves both as a farming enterprise and retailing agricultural products. However after 40 years of travelling up & down the financial ladder 3 times owing to things beyond their control, they were introduced to the ACN Opportunity. With 14 years network marketing experience, George and Mavis were convinced ACN was the way to go!

Introduced to ACN by a friend, George and Mavis were curious to find out more; however, after cancelling their first appointment due to illness, they didn’t get to see the presentation for another 2 weeks. “Our Sponsors didn’t give up on us and we are very grateful for that”.

Knowing that telecommunications was one of the fastest growing industries in the world, George and Mavis didn’t want to miss out just in case it did work. “Besides, getting paid on thousands or tens of thousands of other people’s phone bills around the world was certainly appealing so we signed up straight away”.

The thing that appealed to George and Mavis most about ACN was that they aren’t asking people to spend more money than they normally do and everybody has a telephone. “Residual income coupled with the ability to duplicate yourself is very powerful when fully understood. By building and helping a team of people build their business, everyone’s income is unlimited”.

“Our goal is to change the lives of other people by showing them what we were shown”.

Since they started with ACN, George and Mavis have followed the system to the letter, put in consistent effort and most importantly, never ever gave up! “Become 100 % coachable and together everyone wins. Don’t hold back, overcome your fears and make it happen with daily action”.

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Success story of Lorraine Hollitt & Bruce Mitchell

holittBruce Mitchell and Lorraine Hollitt made ACN Pacific history when, during their RVP promotion parade at the ACN Training Weekend in Sydney, February 27 & 28, 2010, Bruce proposed marriage to Lorraine on stage.
Prior to ACN, Bruce had worked for 25 years as a financial planner and before that was a retail business owner. His partner, Lorraine was working 7 days a week as a real estate agent and before that ran her own newspaper. Both were content in their jobs, earning well and convinced that working in traditional businesses would generate enough wealth for them to retire comfortably. Neither were looking for a new opportunity before being introduced to ACN – but were open to the idea of learning about a great way to earn more money and make more friends.
When Bruce was first approached about the Opportunity, he was not really interested in learning more about the business and felt no urgency to attend a meeting. Six months later, when Co-Founder Mr Mike Cupisz was touring Australia and stopping in Bruce’s hometown of Adelaide, his sponsor contacted him again. The chance to meet a Co-Founder, successful business owner and expert in the Direct Selling field excited Bruce. He attended a meeting with an open mind, was energised by what was presented and signed up right away.
After signing up himself, Bruce asked his partner Lorraine to attend a meeting with him. While doubting she could add any value by attending the meeting with Bruce, she went along anyway to show him support.
“I joined because Bruce wanted me to – not because I wanted to. It was not until 2 months after joining that I finally understood what ACN was all about. This came when he took me to my first International Event in Sydney in June 2006. That Event changed my life, and that of the many people that I have since shared ACN with”, says Lorraine.
After attending the Event, meeting thousands of excited people and hearing some great testimonials, Lorraine could see what Bruce had seen all along – that “the Opportunity was an absolute ‘no-brainer’. ACN had such a good track record and the product was for essential services that people use every day”.
When Bruce began talking to friends and family about ACN, they all said the same thing: “Don’t be crazy, you already have a great job. Why change?”
What was Bruce’s response? “I never actually owned my business, my business owned me. I can’t believe that ACN carry all the infrastructure costs, staff problems etc. and all I need to do was talk to people. I would never go back to being a slave to traditional small businesses after experiencing the ease and lack of stress associated with ACN.”
Lorraine faced a similar resistance from her friends and family, but now 3 years later, at the prestigious position of RVP, earning great money and enjoying the life she has always wanted – Lorraine’s family and friends are queuing up to join ACN. Lorraine says, “the moral of the story is – never, never take people off your list. I believe as long as you leave the door open – eventually they will all walk through either as customers or reps”.
With a strong work ethic, consistency and persistence, Bruce and Lorraine are now RVP’s and fast tracking their way to SVP.

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Success story of Memory & Frances Ahec

ahecMemory & Frances Ahec, a mother-daughter team from New Zealand, are now two of the most influential leaders in the Pacific region.
“Becoming Regional Vice President’s has been such an amazing journey. We love the company and the new found family we have made. For the both of us, our most enjoyable part of building an ACN business is to help change the lives of people we meet.”
They have met huge sacrifices along the way… One of the biggest challenges they faced was when Frances chose to leave her home and family to build their ACN Business in Australia, while Memory remained in New Zealand. “We did this to help speed up the process.”
Since achieving Regional Vice President, Memory and her family have also moved to Australia to continue growing their business in the region.
“We love to work together. A daily outing for the both of us would be to spend time in cafe’s, restaurants and shopping malls, talking to people and sharing the opportunity.”
Memory and Frances both agreed to make these sacrifices now so they could enjoy the rest of their lives together with family, not struggling financially, not working for someone else and not being owned by traditional business.
Frances’ biggest fear in life is to rely on a government system to take care of her in her old age, so while she still has life in her, she will continue to build this business to buy her freedom. As a single parent, she strives for better and to help change the lives and mindset of those who dare to dream.
“We love this business, and we look forward to helping many more people on the road to RVP”.

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Foodbank

ACN & Foodbank Pay Your Bill, Feed the Need Program
There are approximately 1 million children in Australia who sometimes don’t know where their next meal is coming from and, one in seven children go to school each day without having breakfast, missing out on the most important meal of the day¹.

ACN has joined forces with Foodbank and together we have a mission to achieve an Australia without hunger, starting with children and their families.

By becoming an ACN customer and paying your bill each month, you are not only getting great services, you are also helping to feed an Aussie family in need.

So, every time someone becomes an ACN Telecommunications* customer and then every time someone pays their monthly ACN bill for those services, a meal goes to someone who desperately needs it. It’s really that simple. 

And remember, these telecommunication services are services you are already using. Only now, you are helping feed families and children in need at the same time. It doesn’t get any simpler or more powerful than that.

¹ Australian Bureau of Statistics, CensusAtSchool Australia (2013) .

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Ronald McDonald House Charities

Childhood illness can have a devastating effect on families. On top of the fear and uncertainty come the practicalities of managing the family when a child is away in hospital, often for extended periods of time. In a country as big as Australia, specialist care may be a long way from home and many families simply can’t afford to stay in hotels while their children receive treatment. Even then, the child’s illness often affects much more than their health – it can stop them going to school.

Ronald McDonald House Charities®, provides help and support through a wide range of programs that stretch across the continuum of care – not only accommodation, but also in-hospital support, education programs, health initiatives and financial grants. They are committed to helping seriously ill children and their families across Australia.

In 2008, ACN began working with the Ronald McDonald House Charities® and raises funds for this organisation at various ACN International Events. “We thought we could do the most good by really focusing on a charity that embraced our core value of helping families with children. That led us to Ronald McDonald House Charities,” ACN Chairman and Co-Founder, Robert Stevanovski.

Visit www.rmhc.org.au for more information.

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United Way

United Way connects local volunteers with grassroots community organisations in Australia. They focus on making a real difference in three main areas – Education, Health and Income.

In 2012, ACN Pacific staff members started to volunteer their time to personally help those less fortunate. Staff members have supported local communities through cooking and providing meals, completing craft, playing with children, renovating backyards and homes and so much more.

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Yalari

Yalari’s Mission is to educate and empower Indigenous children from regional, rural and remote communities to bring about generational change.

In 2005, ACN began working with Yalari by providing their head office with its essential telecommunication services. 

When ACN first partnered with Yalari to help it achieve its goals there were just 5 children in the school, today Yalari helps more than 180 children.

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Success story of The Lewinsmith Family

Before discovering ACN, Sandy, Rod, Austin and Winston Lewinsmith were each enjoying success in other fields: IT, Building, Kinesiology and Marketing. Family ties aside, the only thing they each had in common was that they weren’t looking for anything else – they were all perfectly content doing what they were doing. However, all that changed one day when Sandy received an unexpected phone call from a respected colleague who had just seen an extraordinary new business opportunity.
Even though Sandy & Rod Lewinsmith had been seasoned and successful Network Marketers and entrepreneurs, they had never seen anything like ACN. They were excited to discover that it was a truly supportive, team-based business, genuinely focused on helping others achieve.
The fact that the Co-Founders themselves had a history of working in the industry was impressive enough, along with the company’s proven track record. But it was ACN’s ground-breaking business model that sealed the deal. As Sandy says, “I was blown away by the elegance of the Compensation Plan and the simplicity of the services – services everyone already uses!”
Sandy and Rod immediately showed the business to their sons Austin and Winston, neither of who had any Network Marketing experience, but who had both grown up seeing its benefits first hand.
The sheer life changing potential of ACN hit Austin like a brick. Initially reeling in disbelief, his first thought was simply “Wow!” That was just the beginning. As Austin puts it, “I started to dream big again.”
As the sceptic of the family, Winston was more reserved when he saw the business. Although impressed by the company’s focus on essential services and potential for expansion, his expertise in IT made him hesitant. He knew telecommunications would soon go digital and was concerned that standard fixed line telephones would become obsolete.
For Winston, everything changed at Anaheim in 2004 when he learned about ACN’s move into Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) space with its Digital Phone Service and Videophones. He says, “As soon as I heard that, I said ‘I’m in’.” That decision opened the doors to a totally new way of doing business. “I was always in front of a computer, and now I get to travel and work where I want.”
Austin also relishes his new lifestyle, but for different reasons. “I get to set my own hours and spend more time with my family,” he says. And as a father of two young children, building a family business is a dream come true – along with being able to make a genuine difference in people’s lives. As he puts it, “I love the fact that the only way to truly create wealth in this business is by helping others succeed.”
Of course, it’s not always easy. Like anyone else, the Lewinsmith’s have had plenty of ups and downs along the way. But rather than losing faith, they have committed themselves to a very simple strategy for success: find the most successful people in the business, do exactly what they do – and stick to the system!
Today, the Lewinsmith’s are among the top RVPs worldwide, with IBOs in countries all over the world – proving that with focus, effort and a commitment to your dreams, you can make those dreams a reality.
As Winston says, “When you really learn what you’ve got your hands on here, you’ll become invincible.”

 

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Success story of John Grant

John GrantJohn Grant and his wife Jarmila have illustrated a fine example of what it takes to become a leader in this business. Now, John and Jarmila lead an ever-expanding team of IBOs in the Pacific Region.
John had been a corporate trainer since 1990, presenting professional development programs to many companies, large and small. Prior to this, John and Jarmila created a chain of 10 fitness centres with 10,000 members, the success of which was featured as a cover story in an Australian Success Magazine.
John and Jarmila were doing well financially and creatively when first introduced to ACN. “Actually, it was completely serendipitous. I received a call from an old acquaintance that had already experienced financial success in another Network Marketing company. He mentioned that ACN’s Opportunity was at least five times better. After two and a half years with ACN, I agree with him.”
“To say everything would sound all inclusive may not be believable, but for me everything about the company was appealing… the idea, the leadership, and the fit for me really made sense. Significantly though, ACN’s future expansion plans into new countries and the future of telecommunications were the clinchers!”
From day one, Jarmila was delighted. “Her only desire was for me to be happy with what I was doing. Within weeks of joining ACN she commented that I was back to the excited, energetic happy person I was before I was engulfed by my traditional business.”
“My advice to anyone getting started is create a personal vision for your success, make sure that this is ‘other people centred’, set an action plan with major and micro steps you need to take and manage your emotions by developing your emotional maturity.”
“Remember, if you know where you are going and you are headed there with the mental certitude of being successful, people will want to be a part of what you are doing.”

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Success story of Denny & Elizabeth Hodgson

DennyBelieving in the company, the Co-Founders, and their Leaders has proven successful for this dream team.
Prior to their success with ACN, Denny and Elizabeth controlled fifty companies consisting of licensed and franchised stores throughout Australia; however, they were time poor.
“We had no time to spend with our young family, so in the year 2000, we sold the franchise and maintained one successful business, which we recently sold in order to spend 100% of our time on ACN and more time with our family – now we can have time and money together.”
Denny and Elizabeth had no Network Marketing experience prior to ACN. “We weren’t interested in selling products and collecting money off our friends. It wasn’t until we were introduced to ACN that we saw a company that we could believe in. We like to fulfil our potential and to help others fulfil theirs. We couldn’t believe that the greatest business opportunity on the planet had been placed right in front of us.”
“What appealed most about ACN was the timing of the Opportunity, the structure and simplicity of the business plan, and the vision and integrity of the founders and leaders within ACN.” Their traditional business involved trading time for money, whereas ACN allows Denny and Elizabeth to help other people to achieve their full potential, as well as achieve their own, all the while creating financial freedom.
“We believe in the company, the Founders and our leaders. We believe we are only just beginning and the best is yet to come. We believe in a work commitment, being coachable and having a “never quit” attitude equals success.”
“Be coachable, have a work ethic, ‘never quit’ and just plug into the successful ACN system and success is assured.”

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Success story of Keith & Colleen Janke

KEITH_COLLEEN_JANKEEven in relatively remote parts of Australia, Keith & Colleen have achieved remarkable success in a short period of time.
Keith & Colleen Janke were introduced to ACN and quickly realised that the business was an exceptional, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. The Jankes have since flourished as leaders, and it was their winning combination of commitment and action that propelled them to become leaders in the region.
Keith was very motivated to get involved with ACN as he didn’t want to miss out on what could be a huge opportunity. “Those who wait will always be following those who grasp the opportunity now,” he said.
“Only a very small percentage of Network Marketing companies ever last more than 5 years, but ACN has not only lasted for nearly 14 years, but has prospered with above average growth year after year. The successful history of ACN really gives me confidence in the company,” Keith explained.
“ACN’s Co-Founders are people who have walked the talk. They provide great support through leadership calls and hosting training events. The great thing about ACN is that I’m supported with resources like marketing materials and International Training Events, which help me to become successful while I can get on with my business. But I would have to say: the best thing about ACN is that it allows me the freedom to spend time with family and friends while building my ACN business.”
Keith explains that while he has been self-employed most of his working life, the real difference with ACN is that now he receives a long-term, meaningful residual income. “In a short period of time, we have a residual income that most Australians work 40 years or more for and NEVER achieve. So now I’m semi retired, with a home on the river in the country and can be close to my grandchildren,” said Keith.
Keith believes anyone can have success with ACN if they are committed, apply self-discipline and learn from the success of others. “Since I have been with ACN, I have a great desire to help others reach their potential. That’s where I find the inspiration and motivation to continue my success. My business only grows to the extent that I am a student of other’s success who can impart this wisdom to my team.”

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