MLM Weekly News: New Network Marketing Men’s Company, DS Edge Conference, Fastest Growing MLMs

It has been a great week in Network Marketing. Now down;t get me wrong, there is always something lurking around the corner where someone or some company is going through an issue, or has made some crazy claim. But as Direct Selling industry and Network Marketing profession we are doing great!


Don’t forget the DS Edge Conference is this week. I will be speaking at the event and you can still save $100 off your ticket. All you need to do is mention my name (Troy Dooly) or type in the discount code (beachy-peachy) to get your discount.


San Francisco-based startup Trumaker is entering the custom clothing market in the narrowing space between direct sales and e-commerce. The company offers custom button-down shirts through a salesforce of full- and part-time Outfitters, emphasizing made-to-measure fit minus the hassle and guesswork of traditional retail or e-commerce.

Fast Company wrote a great story on Trumaker. Since we do not see many men focused direct selling companies launching this one caught my eye.

Guys who like shopping: Stop reading; this is not a story for you. That is, unless you’re a guy who likes to help other people shop, appreciates an extra income stream and happens to be the sort of affable, laid-back person total strangers feel comfortable inviting into their homes and offices. If you’re that guy, then okay, this is actually a story for you, too.

San Francisco-based startup Trumaker would like to meet you both. Launched earlier this year with Bonobos alum Mark Lovas at the helm as CEO, second Bonobos employee Adam Sidney as a VP and the blessing of (as well as seed funding from) former employer Andy Dunn, the company is a direct sales-ecommerce hybrid that targets men who want to dress better, but can’t be bothered with the hassle of heading to a store or the uncertainty of buying online. Sold initially through sales associates called Outfitters and then, after the initial appointment, available to customers for purchase online, the current selection starts at $98 and consists of made-to-measure button-down shirts designed to appeal to the Bonobos- and J.Crew-wearing crowd. Instead of endless fabric choices or add-on options such as contrast cuffs or collars, Trumaker keeps its selection limited to 50 styles and puts the emphasis on fit. You can read the full story at




Take Shape for Life launched its first National Discover Your Optimal Health Day on Thursday, an initiative shaped around the company’s mission to promote healthy eating and exercise habits. The day takes its name from the New York Times bestselling bookDiscover Your Optimal Health, by Take Shape for Life Co-Founder Dr. Wayne Scott Andersen.

OWINGS MILLS, Md., Sept. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Medifast, Inc. (NYSE: MED), a leading United States manufacturer and provider of clinically proven, portion-controlled weight-loss products and programs, is proud to announce the launch of its first ever National Discover Your Optimal Health Day presented by its Take Shape For Life division.  The purpose of this special day is to encourage a lifestyle of healthy eating habits and regular physical activity—for everyone, at every age.

In light of the American Medical Association’s (AMA) decision to recognize obesity as a disease and with current statistics showing that 67 percent of Americans are overweight or obese, Medifast’s Take Shape For Life division has asked health coaches across the country to encourage their communities to “walk across America” in a single day for Optimal Health.

“By encouraging families and communities to metaphorically ‘walk across the country,” Take Shape For Life Health Coaches are teaching families the importance of being active and healthy,” said Michael MacDonald, Medifast’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. (Read the full Press Release here)


Several direct sellers have landed a spot on Utah Business Magazine’s annual “Fast 50” list. The ranking crosses industries to recognize the state’s fastest-growing companies.

The 2013 Fast 50 companies are surging ahead with innovation, passion and determination. These companies come from a wide range of industries and represent regions extending from Southern Utah to Cache Valley. Some companies have been in business for just over five years, but are already making waves in their industries. Others have been in business for nearly a century, and continue to drive Utah’s economy forward. What they all have in common is their relentless commitment to push through challenges and reach for greater success. Join us as we applaud the efforts and accomplishments of the 2013 Fast 50. – Read the full article at Utah Business.


Health and nutrition company USANA hosted its annual superhero-themed Champions for Change 5K race during the company’s recent international convention, with surgeon, author and television personality Dr. Mehmet Oz serving as master of ceremonies. The race benefits the USANA True Health Foundation, which seeks to relieve suffering around the world by providing critical necessities such as nutrition, shelter and clothing.

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC 4 Utah) – More than 2500 participants lined up bright and early for the USANA Champions for Change 5K.

It all started with a little warming up and a pep talk from Dr. Oz, declaring this is the place for him.

“I adore Salt Lake City for a number of reasons. For one, it’s the healthiest city in the country and I couldn’t say that for any where else, because it’s true. It’s been looked at in many different ways. And besides the general culture of being fit, you have the physical ability to go outside and do it,” says Oz. (Read the full story from ABC News 4)

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