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  • Personal Development Week:

    Podcasts
  • March 31, 2017

    The Industry Can Change from Within

    In this episode Jonathan Gilliam—founder and CEO of Momentum Factor (momofactor.com)—joins us to talk about the risk of distributors making illegal product claims and income claims on social media and what the industry can do to combat it. We talk about compliance monitoring, reputation management... Read more ›

  • March 31, 2017

    Distributor Motives & Technologies Today

    Mark Rawlins—CEO and founder of InfoTrax Systems—joins us to talk about the effects of disruptive technologies on the MLM industry, trends over the last decade in the motives of sales people and sales leaders, and regulatory issues facing the industry. Check out mlm.com to learn more about the ind... Read more ›

  • March 31, 2017

    Staying Competitive and Compliant

    Full Transcript You're listening to the premier episode of the MLM.com Podcast. I'm your host Kenny Rawlins. What is the MLM.com podcast? Well, for the better part of the last 20 years, MLM.com has focused on bringing industry leaders relevant information on issues facing our industry. This podcast is ... Read more ›

  • May 1, 2017

    THE INDEPENDENT BUSINESS OWNER MINDSET

    Kelly Thayer—Deductr’s VP of Direct Sales—joins us to talk about his time in the MLM world and about his personal efforts to help distributors get the most from the MLM experience. They discuss what it means to be in business for yourself, the tax breaks network marketers can take advantage of, ... Read more ›

  • Personal Development Week:

    Legal
  • 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 ›

  • March 20, 2017

    Do Vemma and Herbalife impact party plans?

    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 ›

  • 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 ›

  • 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 ›

  • August 22, 2016

    FTC Demands Customers. How Will You Comply?

    The Herbalife settlement is out. We’ve had time to examine its contents. We have compared this settlement with last year’s Vemma case. Several of the particulars the FTC went after in each case are similar. One similarity—the focus on customers—is daunting. The FTC wants most of your sales to be made ... Read more ›

  • 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 ›

  • Personal Development Week:

    Taxes
  • 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 ›

  • April 9, 2015

    Three Biggest Myths Network Marketers Believe About Taxes

    If I Take the Home Office Deduction, Will it Increase My Risk of Getting Audited? It's surprising how many network marketers actually overpay their taxes. There are common misconceptions Network Marketers have in preparing their tax returns that can cost them hundreds--even thousands-of dollars in extra ta... Read more ›

  • 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 ›

  • April 10, 2015

    Corporate Feature: Self-Assessment of Consumer Use Tax

    Introduction For most companies, the imposition of sales tax is a normal part of business operations. However, consumer use tax is often overlooked, leading to costly transactional audit penalties and interest, or unnecessary overpayments. Consumer use tax associated with untaxed purchases often represents... Read more ›