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How to Run a Direct Sales Company

One of the best ways to prepare for growth is to start out with software and tools that can handle high volumes. Once a company gets the basic routines up and going, they need to focus on refining the processes that help a company grow. Often compensation plans need to be tweaked. Other times, manufacturing and quality control processes need to be streamlined.

  • November 12, 2018

    Power to the Poor!

    Solar Sister Brings Clean Energy to Rural Africa

    Back in July, we released an article about selling to the poor—the bottom of the international economic pyramid. This is a strange topic. You might have had some knee-jerk reactions to the phrase “selling to the poor,” and (if they were anything like my knee-jerk reactions) they were probably wrong. At ... Read more ›

  • November 5, 2018

    You Can’t Grow Without Feedback (and Top Performers Know It)

    Podcast episode 32

    Do you suck at giving feedback? Are you hurting people’s feelings? Or, are you so afraid to hurt feelings that you never tell people what you know they’re doing wrong? Many of us get feedback wrong. The right way to do it is not obvious, yet even managers rarely get evidence-based training on how t... Read more ›

  • October 29, 2018

    Empower Your Female Employees to Close the Gender Gap for Themselves

    At MLM.com we occasionally take time out of our busy compensation-plan-explaining, corporate-strategy-discussing schedules to crow about how pro-woman the direct sales industry is. (And no, that’s not just because the site is run by women.) Direct selling has always been a woman’s game. The question is: w... Read more ›

  • October 15, 2018

    How Company Values Can Boost Stability, Happiness, and the Bottom Line

    Podcast episode 31

    Why do company values matter? Why do so many companies write mission statements? What is company culture and why is it important? On this episode, Kenny Rawlins sits down with Nancy Tobler, PhD and MLM.com Editor-in-chief, to answer these questions and continue our conversation about what makes a company ... Read more ›

  • October 8, 2018

    Is a High Turnover Rate Killing Your Bottom Line?

    Try These Proven Strategies for Keeping your Employees

    For a few weeks we’ve been releasing content about great workplaces. We’ve been asking: What makes a company a great place to work? And how do direct selling companies stack up next to other employers? We’ve discussed the Direct Selling News’ yearly special section about the best direct selling com... Read more ›

  • October 1, 2018

    Inside DSN’s Best Places to Work

    Podcast episode 30

    What makes a company a great place to work? Every year, Direct Selling News runs a feature that asks this exact question to identify which direct sales companies score high among their employees. On this episode of the MLM.com Podcast, we invited Todd Eliason—DSN’s Editor-in-chief—to give us the ... Read more ›

  • September 24, 2018

    Is your direct sales company a great place to work?

    Direct selling companies work hard at helping distributors grow personally and economically. It’s no surprise those same companies are good to their employees. What does it take to be a best workplace? Plenty of voices are answering this question. In June 2018, Inc Magazine published their list of best work... Read more ›