June 21st, 2022 by GBN1

Minority Business Enterprise (MBE)

The National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC) has certified Advanage
Diversified Products, Inc. (ADP) manufacturer of ADVANAGE the Wonder Cleaner® as a Minority Business Enterprise (MBE).

ADP qualified as an MBE because:

  • Minorities own and control at least 51% of the business.
  • The Minority owner serves as CEO and is active in daily management.
  • The Minority owner is a US citizen and has had the position for over 40 years.

Being an MBE provides ADP with:

  • Access and exposure to 13,000 other MBEs for networking and business ventures.
  • Contract opportunities for bidding discounts and set-asides.
  • Educational and technical assistance.


Benefits to Advanage’s MBE customers
When organizations (government or private sector) do business with an MBE certified vendor,
such as ADP, their investments:

  • Count toward that organization’s minority spending goals.
  • Enable them to take advantage of numerous federal and state tax incentives, tax breaks
    and potential rebates
  • Demonstrate to the public they are vetted, legitimate, and the kind of business you want
    to do business with.
  • Marketing. Consumers no longer make decisions based solely on product selection or
    price; now they’re assessing what a brand says, what it does, and what it stands for.
    They support companies whose brand purpose aligns with their beliefs. And they reject
    those that don’t.
  • Modernization.  It is estimated that by 2050, more than half of the population will consist of people that are currently classified as minorities. To stay ahead of the curve, large companies are forming partnerships with MBEs because as the minority population grows, so will their businesses. Building relationships with minority-owned business leaders now create an innovative and successful future for everyone.
  • Set-asides and discounts. Each state provides discount incentives to sellers featuring
    MBE goods. Federal law mandates that the government allocate 23 percent of its contracting work to small businesses. Of this portion, 5 percent is meant for businesses with economically or socially disadvantaged owners — essentially minority-owned businesses.


Advanage Diversified Products, Inc.
ADVANAGE the Wonder Cleaner® 16615 S. Halsted Street, Harvey, IL 60426 * 708-331-8390 * www.advanage20x.com

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Nathan T. Edwards
January 29th, 2016 by GBN1

Nathan T. Edwards
The Winning Formula.


I watched the NBA (National Basketball Association) champions; the Golden State Warriors destroy the Cleveland Cavaliers (Lebron James’ team) the other night.  Then, two nights later they did the same thing to our home team, the Chicago Bulls.

I asked myself, how did this team, who up until a few years ago was just run of the mill, become so dominant?  Yes, they have a star player in Stephan Curry, but every good team has a star player.  This team is different.  Now, I am not a basketball expert.   But I am a good observer of human behavior.  Here is what I saw…

Teamwork.  Instead of clearing one side of the floor for a super star to go one-on-one, they pass the ball continually until one of them has an open shot

Hustle.  They get up and down the court faster than the other team.

Enthusiasm.  They hug and congratulate each other constantly.  Their bench players get on their feet and root for the guys on the court.

Practice.  The TV showed their start player showing up and practicing for hours before the game time.

Wow, that looks like a formula that has more applicability than just for basketball.  It looks, to me like a winning formula for success in all aspects of life.  Think about it.

Work with others. Give them a chance to contribute.

Work hard.

With a smile on your face

And do your job to the best of your ability by practicing and learning

Our company, Advanage Diversified Products, Inc., offers jobs to young people from the under privileged, inner cities of America.  We’ve done this successfully for over 35 years, that’s right, 35 years!

And guess what, our formula for success with these young Americans matches up very closely with what we see on the basketball court with the world champions.  That’s because in addition to teaching our young people workforce skills, we teach them how to work with others, hustle, smile and do the job to the best of their ability.   No experience necessary… just a willingness to listen, learn and work hard.

For more information about our company, products and business opportunities go to www.advanage20x.com.


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Nathan T. Edwards
December 23rd, 2015 by GBN1

Nathan T. Edwards
on the Door-to-Door sales business.

In the Door-to-Door sales business you probably get more rejections and No’s than in just about any other profession. Here’s how we sales professionals reject the potential negative effects of rejection. We see it this way….

The more No’s you get the more sales you’ll make.

Let’s say, you have to make 4 personal contacts to make one sale and one sale is worth $60. So if we make 20 personal contacts in a day, we’re going to make 5 sales or $300 for the day. That means, for the day, we got 15 No’s and 5 Yes’.

To put it another way, 20 personal contacts resulted in $300 which translates to $15 per personal contact. That’s why and how professional sales people ‘Learn to Love No’ because every time we make a personal contact, we are earning $15.

You’re not being paid by the sale, you’re being paid by the contact.

So every ‘No’ is putting money in your pocket. Which of course backs up something you already knew…that the more doors you knock on, the more sales you’re going to make.

Our company Advanage Diversified Products, offers young people and individuals wanting to have their own business, opportunities to sell our line of Advanage Cleaning products via Door-to-Door sales business. We train them how to sell, how to deal with rejection and how to make a fine living.

For more information about our company, products and business opportunities go to www.advanage20x.com.


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Nathan T. Edwards
December 8th, 2015 by GBN1

NTE and Crew Suited upMigrants find success in the United States, the pursuit of the American dream is as old as America itself. The goal of seeking a better life is limited only by ones determination, imagination and ability. This pursuit continues to fuel the dream of migrants who leave their home, comfort, friends and family. For many who have migrated from their home in pursuit of the American dream it has led them to unheard of success.

Many of the people shown here are business people in their own rights which exemplifies their undying entrepreneurial spirit that hard work, honesty and integrity still goes a long way in 2015. As Advanage prepares to celebrate its 31st year in the door-to-door industry, these independent distributors can highlight their migratory experience from state-to-state across our nation in pursuit of the American dream. The celebration is to amplify and promote the new marketing additive of signing customers up to be distributors of our Wonder Cleaner thus, assuring their continual success.

These are members of Mr. Nathan T. Edwards’ sales crew that migrated from the inner cities of America to different parts of the United States in search of reaching the American dream far into this century.

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Nathan T. Edwards
December 4th, 2015 by GBN1

Nathan T. Edwards

Goal Setting

Before you take the time to set your personal goals, you should first figure out what you want. I mean really want. Something you want so much that it gnaws at you. Something that keeps you awake at night because it is something that will make a difference in your life.

Let’s say you are tired of hitching a ride with your friends and/or taking the bus. It’s time to get your

own car. However, you’re going to need at least a $1,000 for a down payment and another $500 for insurance. And that’s not going to be easy, because you’ve never been a good saver and right now your savings account is almost empty. So you’d better really want to do this because there is going to be pain and failure along the way, so your desire must be strong enough to overcome all obstacles.

Here then are some steps to effective goal setting:

  1. If it’s not in writing, it’s not a goal, it’s a wish.
  2. If it’s not specific it’s not a goal.
  3. It has to be believable. If you don’t really think you can do it, you won’t pay the price to do it.
  4. It should be a challenge; it should push you beyond where you are.
  5. Don’t set short term goals for more than 30 or 60 days. Otherwise you’ll lose interest.
  6. Set activity goals not production goals. If your goals are production (end results), you’re setting yourself up for disappointment. In this example, you need to accumulate $1,500. The goal should not be to save so much money every week. Instead your goals should be to execute the activities that will enable you to put a certain amount every week. That means you need to bring in more money and/or spend less. So one goal might be to work 8 hours of overtime each week. Another could be to eat breakfast at home instead of spending $7 or $8 every morning at Starbucks. These are the kind of goals that you control and can be accomplished without relying on others or luck.
  7. Start today. Think about what you really want and write down some short-term goals that will get you going in the right direction.

You’ll soon realize that goal setting leads to goal realization which leads to new and more ambitious goals which leads to more and more success.

For more information go to www.advanage20x.com or call 877-588-8391.

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Nathan T. Edwards
October 4th, 2015 by GBN1

Nathan T. Edwards

Advanage Diversified Products, Inc. Launches new Website

The Harvey, IL based manufacturer of Advanage 20X Multipurpose Cleaner is reinventing itself. Its popular www.advanage20x.com site has been entirely redesigned. The new site is now up and running flawlessly, is mobile ready, and enables visitors to purchase online all of the Advanage products.

ADVANAGE 20X Multipurpose Cleaners in Citrus, Green Apple, Lavender and Clear (Odorless). Available online in quarts and gallons

ADVANAGE Ready-to-Use Wonder Cleaner, Industrial Strength, Pre Mixed Multipurpose cleaner is now available online in Citrus Gallons along with free Remote Trigger Sprayer.

ADVANAGE WonderPet stain and Odor Remover is available in a 16 oz. Scrubber Brush container along with quart and gallon refills.

ADVANAGE 20X Multipack include three Quarts of ADVANAGE 20X plus free Ultraviolet Black Light plus free Mixing Applicator plus free Foamer

ADVANAGE Accessories including Mixing Applicators, Microfiber towel and tools along with a 20X Cleaning Kit.

All ADVANAGE products are eco-friendly, non-toxic, biodegradable, phosphate free and safe around children and pets.

For more information go to www.advanage20x.com or call 877-588-8391.

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