Weekly MM News Report: From New MLM Coffee Start Up to Category Creator Falling Fast And More Direct Selling News


This weeks MLM News report covers MLM Coffee start up VidaCup, MLM travel company YTB, Mannatech, Avon, TriVita, Amazon Herb Company and Amway.

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Dr. Daria Davidson

Vidacup is thrilled to announce the addition of our CSA, Dr Daria Davidson. Dr. Davidson has been in healthcare for over 35 years. She began her healthcare career as a registered nurse, specializing in pediatric intensive care. For the last 30 years she has been a practicing physician, first board-certified in Emergency Medicine and now also board-certified in Integrative/Holistic Medicine. During her 20 years as an emergency medicine physician, she spent 11 years working in, and running, a Level 1 Trauma Center. She transitioned from the world of emergency medicine into the world of integrative medicine in 2004.

A personal cancer diagnosis in 1992 became the start of a broadening perspective on maintaining or regaining health. In 1995 Dr. Davidson began seriously looking into the scientific basis of supporting health through the appropriate use nutritional supplementation and nutraceuticals. With 18 years of experience, she is now convinced that there are simple and very effective natural ways to help our bodies in the ongoing process of optimal functioning. (Read The Full Article at VidaCup) Source: VidaCup Blog

How to Empower Yourself

There is so much in life that we can’t control, and you may sometimes feel powerless when things don’t go as planned. However, by learning to empower yourself, you can begin to have a more positive outlook on life and enable yourself to succeed. The following suggestions can help you feel more in control, and allow you to better enjoy both your professional and personal life.

Remember that your past failures don’t predict the future. Think of that big test you failed back in high school; did it prevent you from graduating? Did that time you knocked over the cone while parallel parking stop you from becoming a good driver? Past failures are nothing more than learning experiences. Instead of dwelling on them, figure out what you can actually learn from them. That test you failed probably taught you how to study more effectively for future tests, just as that parking incident helped you realize that you need to adjust your mirrors differently. Learn from your mistakes and move on. Empower yourself by taking control of your past to succeed in the future.

Lower the threshold for good things and raise it for bad things. Don’t make mountains out of molehills, but changing your perspective can show you what’s really important in life. This morning, for example, you woke up healthy and able to take on your day. Realize what a great thing that is, and don’t take it for granted. On the other hand, remember that spilling your coffee on the way to work isn’t the worst thing that can happen; your house catching fire is more along the lines of something really bad happening that can change your life. Empower yourself by taking a moment to be grateful for all the positive things you have, big and small.

Eat healthier and exercise. A nutritionist wrote on her blog, “Note to self: when I eat badly, I feel badly.” This couldn’t be more true. Of course we all indulge once in awhile, but implement a healthy eating regimen if you don’t have one already. Additionally, make sure you are getting at least 30 minutes of exercise 3 times a week. Do something you enjoy, like power walking, taking a kickboxing class to relieve stress, or play some Wii Fit in the privacy of your own home. The better you treat your body, the better you will feel. Empower yourself by being as physically healthy as possible.

Make a list of everything good in your day. This is especially important when you’re feeling like everything is going wrong. For example, did your children wake up smiling and happy to see you? Great! Add it to the list. Did a customer express her satisfaction with your service today? Put it on that list. Empower yourself by recognizing and appreciating the positive.

Look for and expect something great each day. Every day will have something good in it, so be on the lookout for it. If you expect greatness in your life, you’ll find that it comes more easily because you will be open to recognizing it as it happens. Being a business owner is something most people don’t have the courage to undertake, so at the end of each day, if nothing else, take a minute to pat yourself on the back. You completed another day, achieving your dream and doing what you love. Empower yourself by developing an upbeat attitude and an optimistic point of view.

By making some adjustments to your mindset, you will feel more empowered to take on your world and reach your goals. How do you empower yourself on a daily basis? Please share your ideas below! Source: Direct Selling Education Foundation

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Amway is planning to build its largest overseas production base in South China, which will produce top-selling Nutrilite products. The 78,000 square meter facility will be located in the Economic and Technology Development District of Luogang Area in Guangzhou, Guangdong province, and will be completed in 2016.

The Avon Hello Green Tomorrow project, a global fundraising and mobilization program, has awarded a total of $1 million to The Nature Conservancy and World Wildlife Fund to help end deforestation. This latest contribution brings total Hello Green Tomorrow funds raised to more than $4.5 million since the program was launched in 2010. The $1 million represents funds raised through mid-year 2012 from ongoing Avon Hello Green Tomorrow global efforts.

Mannatech held its annual convention, MannQuest 2012, at Walt Disney World last weekend. Touted as the “Ultimate Training Weekend,” independent sales associates from across the U.S. and Canada were in attendance.

Oriflame has collaborated with actress Demi Moore to produce a premium collection of makeup products, fragrances and accessories-More by Demi.

TriVita and Amazon Herb Company have merged. Amazon founder John Easterling and his wife, actress Olivia Newton-John, will continue to work directly with TriVita to advance the company’s wellness mission.

In other company news, TriVita will be launching Southeast Asian operations on Sept. 18, 2012. The company’s goal is to expand its operations to 100 companies in 10 years.

YTB International has called off its proposed merger with LTS Neutraceuticals, also a non-member. YTB Chairman J. Scott Tomer has resigned from his posts with the company. Robert Van Patten, the company’s president, CEO, interim CFO and board member, resigned from the company in April of this year. A management committee is overseeing operations until a new CEO is appointed.

MLM News Report For November 11 2011 Check Out The New MLM Startup Spotlight

In this MLM News Report, Troy Dooly covers some powerful Direct Selling News, along with some exciting news from the Network Marketing Community. We also launch out new MLM Company Startup Spotlight. We also share a powerful message from DSA President Joe Mariano.

This last Tuesday was Election Day across many parts of the country, so it was fitting, I suppose, that I had a conversation that day with an industry blogger about the DSAPAC. I contacted this self-described industry observer because one of his recent video posts had so misunderstood our Association’s political action committee. It struck me that most people are probably terribly uninformed, or worse—misinformed—about political action committees in general, and DSA’s specifically. Perhaps a little bit of accurate information would help… Read On

Vemma Wins Five Awards in 2011 MARCOM Competition

Vemma Nutrition Company is pleased to announce the receipt of five awards in the prestigious MARCOM Awards competition. Vemma was honored with three Platinum awards, the competition’s highest designation, and two Gold awards recognizing the company’s outstanding creative achievements in marketing and communications. The awards were conferred for work ranging from print and packaging to video and social media.

Over 6,000 entries were submitted in this year’s international competition from corporate marketing and communication departments, advertising agencies, PR firms, design shops, production companies and freelancers.

Less than 20% of entries received a Platinum award; Vemma was awarded the following Platinum awards: Read On…

Other winners were…

Amway, Nu Skin, Reliv, USANA and pending member Vemma recently won gold and platinum awards in the 2011 MARCOM Competition. The MARCOM Awards are administered and judged by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals. The judges are industry professionals who look for companies and individuals whose talent exceeds a high standard of excellence and whose work serves as a benchmark for the industry. The following outlines the awards received by each company.

Design (Print)/Invitation for the Artistry 5:01 Invitation (platinum)
Design (Print)/Training Kit for the Amway Welcome Kit (platinum)
Marketing/Promotion Campaign/Product Launch for the Artistry Intensive Skincare Ultimate Demo Kit (platinum)
Design (Print)/Product Sampler for the Artistry Intensive Skincare Product Sampler (gold)
Brochure/Catalog for the Artistry True Beauty Catalog (gold)
Nu Skin
Annual Report/Corporate Social Responsibility for CSR Year In Review 2010 (platinum)
Marketing/Promotion Campaign/Branding for the Nu Skin PPCO Presentation (platinum)
Marketing/Promotion Campaign/Product Launch for the Nu Skin ageLOC 2011-2012 Opportunity Launch Kit (platinum)
Annual Report/Corporation for the Nu Skin Annual Report 2010 (gold)
Microsite for www.ageloc.com (gold)
Marketing/Promotion Campaign/Product Launch for the Reliv 24K Product Launch (platinum)
Marketing/Promotion Campaign/Branding for Refreshing the Reliv Brand (gold)
Web Video for The Healthy Home Did You Know video (platinum)
DVD/CD-ROM/Interactive Presentation for the Health and Freedom Solution (platinum)
Marketing/Promotion Campaign/Product Launch for The Healthy Home book (gold)
Magazine/Corporate for Influencer Magazine (gold)

Additional Network Marketing News

Amway is giving away a $10,000 scholarship through the Amway Miss America Scholarship Contest, which is being held on the Amway U.S. Facebook page. The company sponsors the Miss America Scholarship Fund and its ARTISTRY® brand is Miss America’s official skin care and cosmetics line. Read On…

Berkshire Hathaway, parent company of The Kirby Company, Pampered Chef and World Book, announced its 2011 third-quarter financial results. Profits for the company fell 24 percent as derivative bets declined in value. Read On…

The Herbalife Family Foundation provided grants to Houston’s Casa de Esperanza de los Ninos and the Smile Foundation in Mumbai to create a Casa Herbalife program in each location to improve nutrition for children in need. Read On…

Medifast, parent company of Take Shape for Life, announced its 2011 third-quarter financial results. Medifast reported net revenue increased 13 percent to $76.1 million from net revenue of $67.3 million in the third quarter of the prior year. Each of the company’s three primary distribution channels, Take Shape for Life, Direct Response Marketing and Medifast Weight Control Centers and Wholesale Physicians, contributed to this year-over-year revenue increase. Revenue in the direct sales channel, Take Shape for Life, increased 6 percent to $46.4 million in the third quarter of 2011 compared to $43.7 million in the same period last year. Growth in revenue for Take Shape for Life was driven by increased customer product sales as a result of an increase in the number of active health coaches. The company ended the quarter with approximately 10,300 active health coaches, an increase of 14 percent compared to 9,000 in the third quarter of 2010, and flat sequentially from the second quarter of 2011. Read On…

Nature’s Sunshine Products reported third-quarter financial results for 2011. Net sales were $91.1 million, compared with $86.1 million in the same quarter a year ago, an increase of 5.8 percent. Earnings for the quarter included non-recurring contract termination costs of $14.7 million related to the NutriPlus arbitration settlement. Excluding the contract termination costs, pro forma operating income and net income from continuing operations increased by 148.8 percent and 153.9 percent, respectively, compared with the third quarter of 2010. Operating losses from continuing operations were $5.1 million, compared with operating income of $3.9 million in the same quarter a year ago, a decrease of 231.7 percent. Read On…

Neways is continuing its Asian expansion with the opening of a new market in Korea in December 2011. With a new showroom and offices located in Seoul’s affluent Gangnam district, Neways Korea will be led by new market manager, Jong Suk Lee. To officially launch the Korea market, Neways will hold its annual Japan Crystal Diamond Convention in Seoul Dec. 12-14, 2011, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and other celebratory events. Read On…

Primerica has formed a partnership with Lincoln Financial Distributors, the wholesale distribution subsidiary of Lincoln Financial Group, to enable approximately 82,000 of Primerica’s 92,000 licensed representatives to offer Lincoln’s Fixed Indexed Annuity product as part of the company’s suite of retirement planning solutions. Implementation of the alliance is scheduled to be complete early in 2012.

RBC Life announced its third-quarter 2011 results, reporting an increase in consolidated net sales of 15 percent. Net sales for the quarter ended Sept. 30, 2011, were $7.1 million compared to net sales of $6.1 million for the same quarter in 2010. For the third quarter of 2011, the company also reported a net loss of $290,000 compared to net earnings of $133,000 for the same quarter last year. Read On…

has been asked to modify or discontinue certain claims made in direct-response advertising for its cactus fruit juice-based dietary supplement, Nopalea, by the Electronic Retailing Self-Regulation Program, which monitors advertising and marketing in the direct-response industry. The group said while the science behind Nopalea was useful it was not enough to substantiate the claims of benefit for specific health conditions used to market the product. TriVita noted studies on the product are underway, adding it takes great care to truthfully and accurately advertise its products.

USANA is currently constructing, on the roof of its West Valley headquarters, the largest solar panel installation by a non-governmental organization in Utah. The company’s solar panels will generate 167 kilowatts of electricity at peak production and will eliminate more than 270 pounds of sulfur dioxide, 330 pounds of nitrogen oxide emissions and 190,000 pounds of carbon emissions annually, which would normally be generated from energy production on Utah’s electricity grid. Eliminating these pollutants is part of USANA’s commitment to promoting human health and the health of the environment.

This Weeks Network Marketing Start-Up Spotlight goes to Prepay CPA

If you have an interest in learning about this new Network Marketing Start-Up feel free to contact me for an introduction – Advocates@TheNetworkMarketingAdvocates.com

Year after year, if you plan on earning a living in this world, most people have to worry about paying tax on their income.

But for many of us, that’s only really the tip of the iceberg as far as tax goes, and things get more complicated still if we run a business.

For many, even those with seemingly simple accounting requirements, this means a trip down to the local accountant, some patience and then a phonecall letting you know everything has been taken care of.

At a cost of course.

Seeking to capitalize on the accounting industry, Prepay CPA seek to provide their members with a prepaid alternative to the traditional model of the accounting industry.

Oh, and did I mention they’ve decided to combine it with a MLM compensation plan too? Read on for a full review of the PrePayCPA business opportunity. Read The Full Review…

Updated December 30th, 2011 – David Track’s Official Response To Behind MLM Review:

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