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Stay relevant with the latest insights on Technology, Compensation Plans, Sales Tax, International Expansion, Rep Success and more.  Learn about emerging markets, new trends and regulatory changes from the leading experts in Direct Sales, Party Plan and Multi-Level Marketing (MLM).  The ByDesign editorial mission is to provide expert level insights, and cutting-edge information that will advance the conversation around direct selling solutions as well as advance your success.  If there is a blog topic you would like us to cover or if you would like to share input, please email linda.gulla@bydesign.com

The importance of a fully documented Compensation Plan

Compensation Plan Communication and Documentation Best Practices Please, no one pagers! Compensation plans cannot be communicated to software developers with merely a one-page chart of title requirements and compensation percentages. Did you know that the document you created to explain your compensation plan to your sales force is not detailed enough for your software providers...

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The Silver Bullet

As the Executive director of Direct Selling Australia I am often asked the questions; Who is growing? What are they doing? What is happening in the industry? Everyone is looking for the silver bullet, I was when I was running a direct selling business but I’ll come back to that at the end, as I...

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Question – “The Customer – who is she/he?”

My answer – “Everyone!” It’s true. Everyone is a supplier and a customer. In any environment, we are all doing stuff for each other and we are more likely to go the extra mile for people that appreciate our efforts. This just translates into our corporate life and I believe that the owner of the...

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ByDesign Technologies Welcomes Bob Hipple as Vice President of Sales

Jerry York appointed to Global Vice President of Sales to accelerate international growth and expansion plans (Tampa, FL) ByDesign Technologies, the leading provider of software for the direct selling industry, is pleased to announce that industry leader, Bob Hipple has joined the company as Vice President of Sales. Bob will focus on expanding the adoption...

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Becoming “A Low Risk Entrepreneur”

Entrepreneurship comes in many forms – from the tech startup that is well on its way to a billion dollars in sales all the way to the yoga teacher starting his/her own gym. Entrepreneurship knows no bounds or limits on the opportunities for monetizing business ideas....

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Why You Should Get Into The Learning Zone

There are two worlds in which we live – the “Performance Zone” and the “Learning Zone.” In his TED talk, Eduardo Briceño talks about these two zones and why it’s important for you to spend time in both of them. Most of the time we live in the Performance Zone.  This is where we use...

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2018 Recap – Celebrating another successful year!

As we look back in 2018 at everything that has been added to the ByDesign solution, it is inspiring to reflect on all the progress that was made.  To remind you of just a few of the innovations that are now available, we have created a summary of the Year in Review. The culmination of...

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How To Create a Culture of Excellence

It always amazes me how “leaders” inside the direct selling profession try and dictate team culture instead of influencing it. From company executives to independent consultants in the field, I still come across folks who believe that based on their “rank” they have earned the right to lead, when the reality is, they are just...

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Giving Back is The Biggest Gift – Feeding America

The act of sharing is one of the first life skills toddlers learn.  Mastering this vital skill sets the tone for a life of abundance.  Knowing there is enough of everything in this world for all of us, creates a sense of security and the willingness to share.  This idea of abundance affects our thoughts...

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Start With A Vision…and the Basics

In the Beginning….. “It starts with a vision” and…. the basics! Over the years I have been a part of many start-up companies. I have seen everything from nutrition to cosmetics to technology and everything in between. It’s been a journey of learning and certainly organization. As I sit with fresh entrepreneurs it always makes...

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