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  • Statue of justice

    March 26, 2017

    EIGHT TIPS FOR AVOIDING LEGAL BATTLES

    No one can tell you with certainty how to stay out of the crosshairs of regulatory bodies. No two rulings (or settlements) are identical. As circumstances change, regulators change their focus. But we see regulators going after certain practices again and again, and from that we can draw some common sense con... Read more ›

  • Diverse group of mid adult women are smiling while shopping together during direct sales at home jewelry party. Customers are examining products and having fun during small business sales event.

    March 20, 2017

    Do Vemma and Herbalife impact party plans?

    An interview with Karen Tobin and Bob Hipple

    What insights can Party Plan companies learn from the Vemma and Herbalife Cases? One of the findings seems to be problems with use of autoship? Bob: In a call with DSA, I learned that it wasn’t so much a problem with autoship as it is a problem with who are the retail customers, and how much are those re... Read more ›

  • Taxes2 cropped

    March 13, 2017

    Deductr

    At the birth of this nation Benjamin Franklin was quoted as saying, “Our new Constitution is now established, and has an appearance that promises permanency; but in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” There are many who would suggest death to be the less painful of the t... Read more ›

  • top view of forms for usa taxes with a pen and an electronic calculator, empty spaces for custom text at the right (3d render)

    March 6, 2017

    Taxes and the Independent Distributor

    Tax time comes every year.  Every year I seem surprised that I have to get my taxes in order.  I work as an independent contractor. One of the best parts of being an independent contractor is the ability to write off the cost of running my small business. If you are just getting started, the key element is ... Read more ›

  • People at a starting line with start text on floor

    February 28, 2017

    5 TIPS TO STOP PROCRASTINATING

    Procrastination is when you know what you want to do, but can’t seem to do it. The most common advice you hear when you ask about how to deal with it is “Stop procrastinating, just get started.” But this advice is for robots who never really had the problem to begin with. How can we mere humans get over... Read more ›

  • Cocoons

    February 20, 2017

    Overcoming Resistance to Change

    Change is uncomfortable and scary for most people. We tend to crave what is familiar; what’s safe, stable, and known. People sometimes even fear change that would clearly improve their situation in life or standard of living. Examples might include people who stay in abusive relationships, ex-convicts who c... Read more ›

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    February 15, 2017

    Change your assumptions, change your life

    How basic assumptions impact our ability to change

    At this point—a month and a half into the new year—many of us have abandoned our New Year’s resolutions—exercise regularly, make ten sales calls a day, eat healthy. Our New Year’s resolutions are typically all great ideas. Why is it so hard to change our behavior? To create a change in our lives we ... Read more ›