There has been a woman going door-to-door selling children’s books through the organization Southwestern Advantage in the city of Perry. City Hall has confirmed that she is licensed in both Perry and the State of Iowa.


According to section 122.04, the Application for License the following information is provided to City Hall in order to obtain a license: “applicant’s name, social security number, permanent and local address, applicant’s employer, employer’s address, the nature of the applicant’s business, the last three places of business, vehicles used in the business, time length required to have a license, a nonrefundable application fee and proof that all State and permits have been obtained.”


Southwestern Advantage is a business opportunity for both college students and recent grads to become entrepreneurs through the sales of books. The company typically provides educational books from ages preschool to high school graduates.


The company prides itself on being a resume builder for those who sell the items: “The Southwestern Advantage Sales & Leadership Program is set up to not only teach students how to sell, but also focuses on the importance of schedule and structure, success principles, ethics, motivation, dedication, confidence, positive affirmation, and many other traits to help build character that lasts a lifetime. All of the above, plus communications skills and the cycle of selling, are covered in the week long Sales School the student attends before setting foot in a prospects actual home. Every effort is made to prepare the student mentally, emotionally, and physically for what may be the most challenging summer work around.”


If anyone feels uncomfortable around an unwanted business Solicitor, contact City Hall to ensure that the business Solicitor is licensed.