The Recipe for Happiness This post on happiness and success is from a January 16, 2016 post by Chris Smith of Creating the Campfire Effect. Chris is a professional storyteller and brand strategy expert. Here, he addresses a situation that we entrepreneurs face as we work hard to build our businesses. I’ve seen company owners, […]
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!!
Darn! I SO wanted this quote to be true!! You’ve probably heard a version of this story somewhere along your journey: In 1899, the Commissioner of the US patent office, Charles H. Duell, declared that “everything that can be invented has been invented.” The story goes on to claim that the Commissioner advised President […]
“Easy Party Plan is the only party plan software created by a party plan company!” We’ve been using this slogan for a few years, but to industry outsiders, the slogan is confusing. Even if someone is or has been a consultant/distributor with a party plan company, they’re often misdirected by the term “party plan”. […]
You Can’t Judge a Book By its Cover! Person By His Photo! This video* is an interesting study in how 6 photographers had a different bit of information about a subject, and the 6 different inferences they made based on their piece of information. Granted, the photographers each had a different piece of information, and […]
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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. […]