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  • Personal Development Week:

    International
  • May 9, 2016

    Expanding into International Markets

    As companies in direct selling and multi-level marketing grow large enough to consider international expansion, there are some important aspects of globalization that should be considered. Doing so will reduce risk and cost during the process. I will share with you the important factors to be evaluated and we... Read more ›

  • May 9, 2016

    International commissions considerations

    A company may start out doing business only in the United States, but it will quickly—usually more quickly than it’s ready to handle—get pressure from its distributors to open operations in other countries. A company must consider the issues that arise when this happens. You can’t know which countries... Read more ›

  • May 9, 2016

    Where in the World is Direct Selling?

    The World Federation of Direct Selling Associations (WFDSA) provides a wealth of information about direct selling and multilevel marketing around the world. The WFDSA represents 58 national direct selling associations. The most recent worldwide statistics comes from 2014. From 2011 to 2014, worldwide estimate... Read more ›

  • May 16, 2016

    Consumers in Portugal

    When your company enters a new country, the most important step you can take is to learn about that country’s culture, economy, and regulations. Rules of thumb for international operations and commissions can only get you so far. Take time to get to know individual markets. Today, let’s take a look at Por... Read more ›

  • May 24, 2016

    What’s going on in China?

    Expanding into a new country means adapting your commissions and operations to suit the market. Sometimes the adaptations you’ll need to make are small; sometimes they’re big. Entering China means big changes, but their direct selling market is on the rise, so let’s break down their business landscape. ... Read more ›

  • Personal Development Week:

    Credit Card Processing
  • May 2, 2016

    Secure credit card processing, Part one

    New companies in direct selling start with developing their product, their commission plan, and their founding distributors. The next big requirement to starting your business is to get credit card processing. You can only work with cash payments for a short time before you realize there is a need for electro... Read more ›

  • May 2, 2016

    Secure credit card processing, Part two

    New companies in direct selling start with developing their product, their commission plan, and their founding distributors. The next big requirement to starting your business is to get credit card processing. You can only work with cash payments for a short time before you realize there is a need for electro... Read more ›

  • Personal Development Week:

    Software for Companies
  • April 25, 2016

    Configuring your MLM software

    You’re about to start your MLM business. You designed an exciting product. You have a competitive commission plan. You have recruited new distributors. You have your warehouse and manufacturing established. Now you need software to keep track of distributors and their downlines. The right software will enab... Read more ›

  • April 25, 2016

    Choosing an integrated software solution for your direct sales company

    At some point in their growth, almost all businesses will consider purchasing an enterprise resource planning system (ERP) to manage their production and demand planning, inventory management, human resource requirements, accounting, and other business operations. In their pursuit of an ideal ERP solution, mo... Read more ›