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How to Start a Direct Sales Company

Building a business that is sustainable requires clear goals and actions. As a new direct selling company, you will need a business plan and procedures in place to move towards your business goals. You will need information about compensation plans, software, product, sales, legal and 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 t... Read more ›

  • February 9, 2015

    Building Your Brand On A Budget

    Most network marketing companies realize that the strength of their brand can significantly impact the success of their company. To that end, some companies have mortgaged everything and bet their future on a single thirty-second Super Bowl ad at a hefty $2.3+ million a pop. Or maybe you're on a strict, modes... Read more ›

  • September 22, 2014

    Hiring Consultants

    What to look for and what to avoid

    Sometimes I hear tall tales about startup companies doing $300,000,000 of business within a few years of opening their doors. In truth, this rarely happens. No one is profitable right from the start. Successful companies typically spend at least a year or two figuring things out. It takes time to find your co... Read more ›

  • August 13, 2014

    How did the biggest MLMs get started?

    We’re talking about startups this week on MLM.com and what better way to encourage success than sharing the startup facts about some of the largest direct sales companies on the planet? Avon is a world leader in the cosmetics and beauty products world. With almost six million distributors and a revenue ... Read more ›

  • July 20, 2014

    Rule One: You’ve Got to Put in the Work

    It was in my early days that I learned the basics of the network marketing industry. One important element—which we need to do on a daily basis—is use the product. Particularly in the consumables marketplace, it was in my best interest to use the product myself so I could identify the results that I go... Read more ›

  • June 30, 2014

    Finding a Good Software Provider for Your Company

    When looking into software companies, you need to ask yourself several questions, starting with what your needs are. Build a list of requirements. Think about whether or not you’re going to be international. Maybe not to start out, but in the future—you don’t want to select a software provider now who w... Read more ›

  • February 24, 2014

    The Savi Health Story

    If one were writing a formula for success in a startup company, it would be difficult to match the one from which SAVI Health – located just outside Salt Lake City – was crafted. SAVI’s savvy recipe goes like this • Start with a set of former colleagues from the world’s largest personal develo... Read more ›