12 False Promises MLM Companies Often Make
Multi-Level Marketing (MLM) companies use a variety of tricks designed to lure unsuspecting people into “get rich quick” schemes. Want to know which ones are the most common?
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What Happened After I Looked at 403 Health and Wellness MLM Companies
One of the fastest growing industries in the world is the Health & Wellness sector. Yet despite the promise of relief and improvement, many companies promote unproven products using a predatory business model that actually causes tremendous damage to consumers.
In this article, you’ll read my insights from my evaluation of 403 different Direct Sales companies that sell Health & Wellness products.
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The Future of Business After COVID-19 [Podcast]
Whether your company provides face-to-face services or virtual ones, the novel Coronavirus pandemic has given us an opportunity to examine what has been going wrong… and what we can do to fix it. In this episode, you’ll hear some positive changes that are emerging from this crisis, a few negatives, some hidden opportunities, and potential threats to future success.
I will also explain the “neutral zone” of transition and why it’s important to acknowledge and fully experience the grief of what we’re leaving behind.
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What’s the Difference Between an Employee and an Independent Contractor?
It can be confusing to tell the difference between an Employee and an Independent Contractor (IC).
Whether you are a business owner, freelancer, or applying for a job, this article can help. You will see a comparison between these terms, and also why they are misapplied in Multi-Level Marketing.
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35 Potentially Harmful Dietary Supplements You Should Know About
“Be sure to take your vitamins!”
This is the message we hear starting in childhood: that supplements are an essential part of a healthy lifestyle.
But despite a widespread belief that they are safe because they are natural, the truth is that some supplements can be quite dangerous. Rather than enhancing health, consuming them in high quantities (or in conjunction with other medications) could result in terrible health outcomes.
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My Experience at Washington State Medical Association’s 2019 Annual Meeting
I had the pleasure of spending an entire day with physicians at the Washington State Medical Association (WSMA) annual conference in Seattle on Saturday, October 12.
In addition to the fantastic speakers who talked about medicolegal issues, technology, and population health, I also heard about policy development with the House of Delegates and new legislative issues at the state and federal level.
Here are my take-aways from the experience.
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Analysis of the Disclaimer from a Direct Sales Company
Direct Sales companies, also known as Multi-Level Marketing (MLM) and Network Marketing, are growing exponentially. (Check out a list with hundreds of MLMs around the world.)
But despite their popularity and far-reaching impact, the MLM business model is often predatory, unethical, and at times illegal.
In this post, I want to evaluate the Disclaimer of one MLM company to shed some light on how this model works, how these organizations view risk, and why you should proceed with caution.
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6 Versions of the 3 P’s as seen on CNBC’s “The Profit” with Marcus Lemonis
One of my favorite TV shows is “The Profit,” a CNBC production starring multi-millionaire entrepreneur Marcus Lemonis.
In each episode, Marcus evaluates a small business and decides whether to invest in its growth. The main tool he uses to make business decisions is called the “3 P’s of Business Success”: People, Process, and Product.
I was curious about who first developed this concept. Was it Mr. Lemonis?
It turns out this concept has its origins in Lean (a systematic processing method used to eliminate waste). After doing some research, I discovered 5 additional versions that can add depth to your understanding of how to run a successful business.
In this post, you will see each of the six examples and illustrations, along with ideas on how to increase your level of business risk intelligence.
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7 Reasons MLMs are So Attractive to Established Business Owners [Video]
Why would a business owner who is already established want to join a Multi-Level Marketing opportunity?
In this video, I answer some questions about why this is such a compelling offer and why joining an MLM can be so dangerous.
Check it out, or read a transcript (with links and other juicy details) by scrolling down.
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