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MLM Growing In Utah

The Salt Lake Tribune: Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff walked onto the stage at the 2004 annual Usana Health Sciences convention in Salt Lake City. “Good morning, Usana,” he shouted. “And I have some news for you. Last night I talked to Governor Huntsman, and he agreed with me that it is now time to

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The Generation Jobless

WSJ: Where debt-laden college graduates once might have resisted commission-based sales positions, the 14% unemployment rate for 20- to 24 -year-olds means fewer grads are turning up their nose at sales jobs. Cutlery distributor Cutco Corp. has long been a mainstay of college students looking to earn cash by selling knives during the summer. Lately,

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Not Your Moms Avon Party

The Globe and Mail: Janet Piper still feels like a newbie when it comes to trunk shows – that’s what San Francisco-based company Stella & Dot calls the home parties where its reps sell boutique-style jewellery. So on a rainy Sunday afternoon, Ms. Piper, a 43-year-old who works full-time at a publishing company, invited her

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Once Teachers, Now Reps

The Ledger: Katy Brannen, who left teaching in June, took a more entrepreneurial route in April, when she joined the Mary Kay sales force. For Brannen, independently selling color cosmetics, fragrances and skin care products meant taking control of the economic forces shaping her life. “We were losing our jobs, we were losing materials, and

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Many Direct Sellers Are 50+ The Direct Selling Association (DSA), the trade body that represents the UK’s major direct selling companies including Avon, Kleeneze and Betterware, reports a 29% increase in the number of sellers in the older age group, forced to find new opportunities to earn money as a result of the recession and worries about their pensions.

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Door-To-Door For Men’s Clothes

The Wall Street Journal: Somewhere in Dallas, there’s a woman driving around in a $1,000-a-month Lexus selling J. Hilburn dress shirts. She’s one of more than 1,000 commission-based “style advisors,” J. Hilburn LLC’s traveling band of fabric swatch carrying, collar-and-cuff experts that are expected to push the company’s revenue to around $25 million this year.

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The Pink Caddy Of Job Growth

The Wall Street Journal: Call it lipstick on a pig, but there’s at least one bright spot in the nation’s bleak employment data. While it may take years to replace the millions of jobs lost in the recession, one employer is already on a hiring spree: Mary Kay Cosmetics. The direct-sales giant last week reported

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Get Your College Degree In MLM?

Time: That’s right, Bethany College, where 84% of students graduate with an average of $22,699 in student loans, is now offering students a chance to spend four years learning how to succeed as an Amway distributor. For those who don’t know about network, or “multilevel” marketing, it’s a business structure in which salespeople are compensated

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