As was announced on October 2, AdvoCare and its former chief executive officer agreed to pay $150 million and be banned from the multi-level marketing business to resolve Federal Trade Commission charges that the company operated an illegal pyramid scheme that deceived consumers into believing they could earn significant income as “distributors” of its health…

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Jeff Bezos has written a letter to his shareholders each year since the company’s inception. These letters outline Amazon’s long-term mission, culture and values. His 2017 letter, however, stood out more than the others for me. Bezos defined what he calls a Day 1 company vs a Day 2 company. Day 1 companies are: Agile…

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More companies entering the direct selling space are opting for a cloud-based business model that combines skilled suppliers, online office platforms and strategic partnerships. Editor’s Note: This is the second installment about the virtual social selling companies that are making an impact that began in with July 2018 cover story. Direct selling startups used to…

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ÜFORIA

  ÜFORIAFounded: November 2018Headquarters: St. George, UtahTop Executive: Ron Williams, Founder & CEOProducts: Customized NutritionalsBusiness Model: Network MarketingWebsite: UforiaScience.com   Is there a story behind the name ÜFORIA? First of all, the Ü is our logo—it’s happy, playful, and confident. It has a lot to do with YOU, whether it’s your self-identity or your DNA…

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Career Builder

Career Builder conducted a survey back in 2017 that confirmed that 78 percent of U.S. workers live paycheck to paycheck to make ends meet. In that same survey, it stated that Nearly 3 in 4 workers say they are in debt today, and more than half think they will always be. This shows why alternative…

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Red Aspen

If you look at the companies and industries that have been disrupted the most over the past five years, it has been from young companies who have forced bigger brands to not only take a look at their operations but start thinking more like beginners instead of experts. The same goes for the direct selling…

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political and social activism

CEOs mull the merits of political and social activism. Last fall Nike made big news with a commercial featuring Colin Kaepernick, the first NFL player to kneel during the national anthem before games to protest racial inequality and police brutality. The spot included other athletes who’ve made bold moves for their reasons. So, the overall…

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On December 20th, President Donald Trump signed the 2018 Farm Bill, So what does it mean for direct sellers eyeing the revenue potential of the cannabis market? The bill: Legalizes the production of industrial hemp. Puts the production of industrial hemp, now considered an agricultural product, under the supervision of the Agriculture Department. Removes CBD—the non-psychoactive compound found in hemp—from…

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Kalaia

Welcome to the Young Company Interview Series If you look at the companies and industries that have been disrupted the most over the past five years, it has been from young companies who have forced bigger brands to not only take a look at their operations but start thinking more like beginners instead of experts.…

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