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ByDesign Wins DSA Partnership Award

ByDesign Wins DSA Partnership Award

ByDesign Technologies is the first back office software company to win this prestigious award in twenty-one years. “The Partnership Award” is the highest award given to any supplier from the association.

Filling the gap with Journey Based Onboarding

Filling the gap with Journey Based Onboarding

When it comes to onboarding new Representatives, the challenges are common throughout the direct selling industry. What should you teach them first? How will you avoid overwhelming them? What is the best method for delivering the training to...

Is There a Generational Divide in Direct Selling?

Is There a Generational Divide in Direct Selling?

Is direct selling only for retired or older people? Maybe ‘older people’ is an overstatement, but you know what I mean. It’s a label that we see a lot in this industry: direct selling has many middle-aged people hoping to make some money on...

Eight Common Compensation Plan Design Mistakes

Eight Common Compensation Plan Design Mistakes

Some mistakes are no big deal, but compensation plan mistakes can seriously wound your company.  In this video, I will share with you the most common mistakes, so that you can get to work to fix them. If you’d like to know even more about...

Compensation Plans: Activity Creates Results

Compensation Plans: Activity Creates Results

This is the third in a series of four articles, each of which will focus on one important compensation plan aspects and present practical strategies to consider in the design and enhancement of all party plan and multi-level compensation plans...

Compensation Plans: Customer Focused Success

Compensation Plans: Customer Focused Success

This is the second in a series of four articles, each of which will focus on one important compensation plan aspects and present practical strategies to consider in the design and enhancement of all party plan and multi-level compensation plans...

COMPENSATION PLANS:  A PRIMER IN FOUR PARTS

COMPENSATION PLANS: A PRIMER IN FOUR PARTS

A well-designed compensation plan motivates specific behaviors by independent sales representatives and their customers that leads to long term business success. In this four-part series, we will be looking at four important compensation plan...