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  • Kenny_sidelogoR_3-1

    November 7, 2016

    Does the Herbalife settlement affect your operations?

    I’ve released a few articles discussing the Herbalife settlement and what it means for the industry already. Commissions are my area of expertise so my previous articles focused there, but I’m also intrigued by the operational implications of the settlement. Three of the restrictions we see in the Herbali... Read more ›

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    October 31, 2016

    Herbalife, inventory, and personal consumption

    Legal action taken against any MLM catches the industry’s attention. Company owners find themselves perusing court documents, studying the details, and trying to identify takeaways about the legal climate. The recent Herbalife settlement leaves us with many takeaways. One of them is a new and perplexing app... Read more ›

  • Carson, United States - August 2, 2014: Herbalife headquarters building. Herbalife International is a multi-level marketing company that sells nutrition, weight management and skin-care products.

    October 24, 2016

    POST-HERBALIFE COMP PLAN CONSIDERATIONS

    “What does my company need to do in order to stay off the FTC’s radar?” This is the question on everyone’s mind in light of the recent Herbalife settlement and Vemma action. I’m not an attorney, but as the InfoTrax Vice President of Commissions Operations, I’ve read the court documents for both ca... Read more ›

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    September 26, 2016

    Tupperware India, uplifting impoverished women

    The economic plight of women continues in many places around the world. Women often work in what is called the informal sector—working for cash, off the books—and are thus economically dependent on others (UN Women). While some in the informal sector choose their work based on social and other preferences... Read more ›

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    September 19, 2016

    Why women choose direct sales

    Many companies don’t talk about the emotional reasons people join a company. Companies talk a lot about the material reasons—you need a house, you desire more money or you want a new car. Anything you can touch or see is a material reason. But people move to action based on emotion, and when you can tap i... Read more ›

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    September 8, 2016

    Female executives in direct sales

    There are not enough women in the upper echelons of direct sales corporations. If you look at photos of the company’s executive teams, you’ll see that they will do things like putting an assistant in the picture so they’ll look like women are involved, when really they aren’t. I know—I’ve seen it.... Read more ›

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    August 29, 2016

    Recognizing Women

    Sixteen years ago, when we started the DSWA, women made up about 50% of the industry’s sales force. Today we are closer to 75%, and we’ve actually been as high as 78% in the last couple years. Although the gender ratio in direct sales skews female more than other industries, it has not always been what yo... Read more ›