Clearwater, FL (PRWEB) April 13, 2007
Donald Trump does it. So does Jessica Simpson, Wolfgang Puck, and Hall of Fame quarterback Dan Marino. All of these celebrities make millions of dollars using the home shopping channels to sell new products and inventions -- and now, thanks to TV Shopping University, so can the rest of us.
TV Shopping University is the world's only academic institute dedicated to teaching students how to succeed in the multibillion dollar television home shopping. With 1,400 students currently enrolled throughout North America, TV Shopping University offers live training workshops, online studies, teleseminars and faculty-led analysis of students' new product ideas. The university helps pupils turn concepts and inventions into finished, TV-ready goods that can be sold on the various television shopping channels, with the curriculum covering everything from prototyping to TV sales coaching.
"Embracing the free market and fearlessly pursuing rugged entrepreneurialism is what makes our country so special," said Bob Circosta, TV Shopping University founder and president. "And no industry is more entrepreneurial-driven than the television home shopping industry. Inventors, small businessmen, and startup companies now have an amazing opportunity to immediately launch their products nationwide -- but only if they understand the entire process. TV Shopping University teaches students exactly how to prosper in this industry."
Bob Circosta was one of the individuals that helped create this industry back in 1977. As a small market radio talk-show host, Circosta was asked to sell avocado-green-colored can openers live on the air by station owner Bud Paxson when an advertiser traded 112 units of product instead of paying his advertising bill. Hesitant at first, Circosta reluctantly obliged -- and to both men's great surprise, all 112 can openers sold out within the hour. Paxson sensed the vast sales potential of home-based commerce, and founded a home shopping cable channel in the Tampa market, later launching nationwide with the Home Shopping Network (HSN). Bob Circosta was America's first ever home shopping TV host, becoming one of the most instantly recognizable salesmen in the free world.
Over the next three decades, Circosta successfully sold over 75,000 different products on HSN, netted over 20,000 hours of live, on-air TV selling -- and achieved personal product sales in excess of one billion dollars.
In the decades that followed, the home shopping industry truly revolutionized global commerce. In fact, the two most successful home shopping channels -- HSN and QVC -- generate a combined total of ten billion dollars in sales every year. That's more money than the annual revenues of Wendy's, Taco Bell and Papa John's ... combined.
"TV Shopping University is my way of lending a helping hand to the next generation of American entrepreneurs," revealed Circosta. "I devoted half my life to this groundbreaking new industry -- and this industry never would've succeeded if brilliant risk-takers like Bud Paxson lacked the courage to follow their convictions and ignore the naysayers. Nothing could make me prouder than helping a TV Shopping University student launch a brand new product that doesn't just turn him or her into a millionaire -- but also makes life easier for the rest of us in the process."
For interview requests with TV Shopping University president and founder Bob Circosta, please contact Scott Pinsker at 727.572.8855
About TV Shopping University: The brainchild of television's first ever home shopping host Bob Circosta, and the academic embodiment of his entrepreneurial spirit and record-breaking sales legacy, TV Shopping University (http://www.tvshoppinguniversity.com) is the world's only scholastic institute that teaches students how to: craft an idea, build a prototype, protect the property, find funding, build a network, manufacture goods, gain distribution, train for multimedia sales, launch globally, cultivate media coverage, access shopping network's key decision-makers, land nationwide television exposure and generate lucrative, exponential sales growth. With 1,400 active students across North America, TV Shopping University successfully places new products and inventions on the leading home shopping channels. For more information on TV Shopping University, please contact the school's corporate headquarters at 727.572.8855.
CONTACT: Scott Pinsker, 727.572.8855