It is not easy take for an entrepreneur to decide to start a network marketing company. There are hundreds of bullet points to consider when preparing to launch a MLM company; funding, products, consultants, legalities, software, compensation plan, key employees, state laws, business plans, recruiting, the list is endless. The initial research and preparation itself can be overwhelming.
A simple Google search results in articles that attempt to convince entrepreneurs to not start the network marketing company of their dreams for one vague reason or another. Or, an online search results in a plethora of articles that are generic and are not written by experts in the direct selling field.
Creating a direct selling company requires vast amounts of research, resources, and relationships. This article will aid MLM entrepreneurs in locating valuable articles on the internet that are actually written by credible experts in the direct selling field (check the names yourself if you’d like!). It will provide network marketing entrepreneurs with links to resources and consultants that have the capability to help MLM business owners startup their direct selling companies. In addition, this article will guide startup companies to free and valuable resources that will prove priceless for their startup company.
1) The first step to starting any company is investing some time into research and education. There are many articles available online that will allow you to better understand the complexities of starting and running a network marketing company. For instance, the article “Starting Your MLM Company”, discusses how successful operations depend on product demand, a compelling compensation plan, and the corporate leadership of the company, as well as how intangible considerations, such as psychology and trust, are important aspects of company success. The article series titled “Corporate Startup Essentials” goes to great length to outline the importance of capitalization, recruiting, legal, trademarks, expert advice, software/technology, industry experience, product/service offered, international markets, compensation plans, outsourcing, agreements between owners, and corporate attitude. The blog post titled How do I Raise Capital to Start My MLM Business? delves into detail on funding and raising capital to start your network marketing company. The blogs at both www.mlmlegal.com and www.mlmattorney.com contain great posts for startup direct selling companies and MLM executives. The article “Starting a Network Marketing Company?” outlines ten important points to consider when creating your network marketing company. And, the article “The Hallmarks of Legitimate Direct Selling/Network Marketing Companies” details ten aspects of successful network marketing companies. In addition, there are over 70 videos offered at MLMLegal.com that address various aspects of starting and running a direct selling company.
2) Secondly, it is always important to gather materials that you can turn to when you come across an unanswered question. One good resource for this is the Starting and Running Successful MLM Company manual. There are also several books and brochures available at Legaline Publications that are compiled by experts in the network marketing industry.
3) The third step, and frankly the most important step to help you understand if your company is legal, is to contact a MLM lawyer to read your materials and advise you in your marketing, FDA and FTC work, trademarks, regulatory issues, international expansion, sales tax, and distributor and vendor relationships, to name a few. The current and easiest way to do this is to visit the page of our Innovation Campaign. The February 2014 Innovation Campaign enables network marketing company owners the ability to receive two free tickets to our next Starting and Running the Successful MLM Company Conference in Las Vegas (a $345.00 value!). All you have to do is fill out a brief survey at our sister website: www.mlmattorney.com, and we will contact you right away to confirm your free tickets to the event. Attending this event will give you direct access to several MLM industry experts, including compensation plan consultants and MLM legal expert, Jeff Babener. Visit our Innovation Campaign page for complete information about the conference, including the topics that will be covered, the speaker list, videos, and much more. For additional questions call 800-231-2162.
Starting a network marketing company can be a complicated process without industry experts guiding you, but we believe this article will help you in the initial steps. For more information on how to build a legal direct sales company, visit www.mlmlegal.com and www.mlmattorney.com.
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