I hoped that 2017 would bring some clarity to the issue of sales tax for direct selling companies. Alas, my hopes have been dashed! If we see any resolution to the sales tax issues for direct sellers in 2017, companies selling over $1,000,000 annually in any state other than their home state should be prepared […]
Our industry has always been about relationship selling. Customers buy from people who they know, like and trust. Relationship selling isn’t a strategy or a technique: relationship selling is the heart of what we do. We count on our distributors and consultants to establish and maintain good relationships with their customers, but what happens […]
Welcome! If you found your way to this list of essential questions about starting a party plan company, you’ve probably already done some research. When I started my own party plan company, I asked a lot of questions, but I missed some of the ESSENTIALS. I ended up spending far more money than I needed […]
Can You Afford to Lose an Hour? Just a heads up: Daylight Saving Time begins on Sunday March 13, 2016 at 2:00 AM. Unless you live in Arizona or Hawaii, you’ll “lose and hour” and advance your clock by 1 hour before going to sleep on Saturday night/Sunday morning. I’m glad I live in Arizona, […]
Poor striped kitty…. Her happy ending wasn’t quite what she was hoping for!!
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Hybrids: The Best of Both! In its 2015 Growth & Outlook Report, the Direct Selling Association reported that 2014 was a record year for direct sales in the United States. (source: Direct Selling Association, Direct Selling in 2014: An Overview, http://www.dsa.org/research/industry-statistics). With $34,500,000,000 in sales (that’s $34.5 BILLION dollars), the direct selling industry had greater […]
Be afraid. Very, very afraid…… Sales and use tax laws scare the hell out of most Party Plan, MLM and other Network Marketing company owners. I have actually seen party plan company owners give up because they were afraid of sales tax! Yes, really! They quit…. Registering, collecting, filing/reporting and submitting the appropriate tax to […]
I recently had a great conversation with a soon-to-be Easy Party Plan software customer. Her experience as the founder and owner/operator of a party plan company is a lot like mine. She asked me how I managed to keep all of the balls in the air as we moved toward our company launch and beyond. […]