The largest direct seller of fashion jewelry in the world, lia sophia® now has more than 30,000 women participating in its network of independent sales advisors. The concept of empowering women to own and operate their own businesses has driven robust growth, and international expansion was the natural next step. During 2010, we helped lia sophia launch in certain Canadian provinces, and capitalizing on that success, then counseled its team of financial experts, procurement specialists, accountants, and insurance providers on structuring the company’s development of a procurement, packaging and distribution center in Switzerland. On March 1, 2011, lia sophia launched in Germany, with hundreds of applications for advisors promptly flowing in. Two days later, lia sophia launched in Quebec, with Elena Kiam, a co-owner and the creative director of lia sophia, celebrating in both French and English. We take great satisfaction in being a true strategic business advisor to this exciting company and the Kiam family, as they continue to grow and prosper.