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SEEKING ALPA (A STOCK WATCH WEB) GIVES VISALU/ BLYTH STOCK A PLUS
Seeking Alpha notes that Blyth Stock’s is on the market at a low price.  They think that BTH may be a good buy.  The stock took a dive Nov. 16, 2012 when a class action law suit was filed against Blyth for SEC violations.  Seeking Alpha article says that it may be time to ignore the short sellers and invest in (BTH).  Good news for the industry!  Ed. Note: we are still getting complaints about Visalius Distributor terminations but, they are becoming fewer.  These were happening primarily becasue of the Internet 5 up company.

LIGHT YEAR ACQUIRED BY BIRCH
5/25/13 Now, Birch is taking on its 18th and arguably largest acquisition in Lightyear. On May 15, Birch said it will buy Lightyear's assets and some customers for $22 million. Lightyear's revenue in 2012 totaled $66.4 million. It served 65,000 customer locations by year's end, according to the April 1 SEC filing, and worked with 150 agents, who accounted for approximately 85 percent of Lightyear's 2012 revenue. Birch did not go into detail about how it plans to treat Lightyear's agent agreements. Brad Smith, Birch's channel chief, did tell Channel Partners Birch is "looking forward to working with current Lightyear dealers, and their customers, to expand what they are currently able to offer, and give them an opportunity to grow their businesses even further."  Editors Note: what happened to Lightyear MLM Distributors???  Screwed?   If you read down this column Light Year itself never did any thing great for MLM  Distributors that dealt with them.  SEND A REPORT ON THIS SUBJECT TO THE WATCHDOG!

MY SHOPPING GENIE SOLD LOCK STOCK AND BARREL!
2 June 2013 – Michael Wiedder CEO of Best In U has told the MLM Watchdog that they have purchased all the assets of  AgoraDyne the holding company owning MyShoppingGenie which ceased operations.  This included AgoraDyne’s  technolgy, ip and databases.  CEO Weidder of Best in U has shared that he will add significant value to the platform and provide an enhanced opportunity to the individual reps.  AgoraDyne invested millions in technology alone.  Best In U notes that each of their active representative nows has have an average of over 26 customers. Stay tuned  for additional updates about the enhancements and new Company expansion plans.  Good news for the MLM Industry!

JAMES CHRISTIANSEN MOVES TO THE FIELD
13 July 2011 – James says, “I understand timing and the time is now; the opportunity to be in the field at this time is incredible. I can best lead by working side-by-side with the field and help them to grow their teams. I am excited to help promote the e84 Challenge and turn it into the e84 Movement. EvolvHealth is poised for
phenomenal growth and the industry sees that; so do I. I couldn’t be more excited for the organization, and my family,”

Trey White, Co-Founder & Chairman of EvolvHealth said, “This is his lane; we can’t keep a guy like him behind a desk."  Brent Hicks, EvolvHealth CEO said,  “He keeps everyone smiling and motivated.  He is an amazing speaker and trainer.”

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Light Year Sherman Henderson Out of Active Management
17 May 2011 - Kentucky-based Lightyear Network Solutions  revamped its management – the key change being J. Sherman Henderson III’s shift to a new role of chair emeritus, ceding his CEO position to Stephen M. Lochmueller, who served as president. Henderson will continue to work for Lightyear as an adviser. Lightyear, sells through indirect agents. The company lost $3.7 million in 2009 and a $3 million loss for 2010.  First quarter 2011 losses decreased.  Why?

Life Force International Names New President
March 25, 2011 – Marjorie Lynn joined her parents Wayne and Gerri Hillman in founding Doctor’s Signature Sales and Marketing, the parent company to Life Force International, in 1984. She has spent the last 27 years as an integral part of Doctor’s Signature.  In 1996, she helped to transform it into Life Force International and grow the company to what it is today.  It is with great pride that we announce the appointment of Marjorie to the position of President,” said Wayne Hillman, Founder and CEO of Life Force International.  

AVON TO BUY SILPADA JEWELRY $65 MILLION
On Monday, Avon Products announced plans to purchase the Lenexa Kansas -based Silpada Designs for $650 million. The deal for what has grown into the world’s largest home-party seller of sterling silver jewelry is expected to be completed this fall.
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LIGHT YEAR GOES PUBLIC - NO GOOD MEMORIES HERE!  SEE ED. BELOW
Stock: Libra Alliance LBAL - Lightyear Communications, Inc. was founded in 1993 by J. Sherman Henderson, III as a national sales and marketing organization providing telecommunication services and solutions to both commercial and residential customers. Louisville-based telecommunications provider Lightyear Network Solutions is now a publicly traded company through its merger with a former Internet service provider based in Nevada.  Editors Opinion: In 2004 when they went bankrupt I thought it was good Karma for all the Customers they stole and did not pay distributors for when IGN (Internation Global Network MLM) folded when Chinese investors pulled money on IGN.  They could have given distributors payment for over a 80,000 customers without the MLM Company IGN.  No attempt made = what funded Light Year to grow.  Your Ed. knows he was Ex. VP for salvage of IGN AND BEGGED Sherman to follow LOA's.


PRE PAID LEGAL 4th QUARTER BETTER
Pre-Paid Legal Services Inc. (PPD-NYSE) ADA, OK, January 4 & 14th, 2010 - Pre-Paid Legal Services, Inc. (NYSE: PPD) reported new memberships produced and new sales associates enrolled for the fourth quarter and for the year ended December 31, 2009. During the 4th quarter of 2009, new sales associates enrolled increased 89.4% to 61,623 from the 32,533 enrolled in the 4th quarter of 2008 and new memberships produced increased 11.8% to 148,248 during the 2009 quarter compared to 132,641 for the 2008 quarter.  Prediction: A new "HOTTER"  pay plan for distiributors should push numbers up numbers up faster.

TUPPERWARE SOLID GOLD!
Jan 2009 -Back in the 1950s -- a big hit for Tupperware parties and growth.  Now WOW… started at the depth of this recession... last year. Now a new boom faces Tupperware!  In 2010 Tupperware brilliantly is pushing to a GOLD new kind of social gathering to capture America's living rooms: the gold party.  Women bring old GOLD jewelry they are tired of, ½ of a set of earrings (lost the other one), broken GOLD chains and other GOLD items they would rather have cash for.  With the price of GOLD GOING UP it is not uncommon to get twice what they paid for the GOLD.  Follow that up with follow-up Tupperware & BeautiControl sales and you have a fun hit GOLDEN HOME party!  Rod Cook UR Editors note:  I don’t comment much in this section of the WatchDog…  But this out-of-the-box thinking WAS SOLID GOLD thinking for Tupperware Executives.  Full disclosure Ur. Editor bought stock (below).  To Chief Executive Officer Rick Goings > BRILLIANT – GOOD AS GOLD!
WALL STREET JOURNAL TUPPERWARE GOLD
Buy stock now? Tupperware Brands Corporation ( NYSE:TUP)

Blyth Inc (PartyLite) Over 50% From MLM - Network Marketing - Party Plans - Down Some
Blyth, Inc.(stock NYSE:BTH click here) is a multi-channel company competing  primarily in the home fragrance and decorative accessories industry.  We design, market and distribute an extensive array of decorative and functional household products including candles, accessories, seasonal decorations, household convenience items and personalized gifts, as well as products for the foodservice trade,   nutritional supplements and weight management products. We compete in the global home expressions industry, and our products can be found throughout North America, Europe and Australia.  Our financial results are reported in three segments: the Direct Selling segment ($630 million), the Catalog & Internet segment ($170 million) and the Wholesale segment ($155 million. Blyth has made and investment in MLM Company Visalus and plans to totally acquire it in the next few years.  They bought Two Sisters Gourmet and integrated it into their PartyLite MLM in 2009. US sales are down and foreign up.

Avon Products- “Biggest MLM Pulling up”
Avon Products Inc. (AVP-NYSE) reported third quarter 2009 total revenue of $2.6 billion, 4 percent lower than that of 2008 third quarter, but up 7 percent on a local currency basis as a foreign exchange pressured growth by 11 percentage points. Beauty sales in the third quarter of 2009 were 3 percent lower versus the prior-year period, but increased 8 percent on a local-currency basis…Avon, reports are active reps, and organic sales have accelerated for the past two quarters, and all are firmly in positive territory year over year. Active reps were up double digits in the second quarter. The company for women is a leading global beauty company, with more than $10 billion in annual revenue. As the world’s largest direct seller, Avon markets to women in more than 100 countries through more than 5.8 million independent Avon sales representatives.
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Herbalife- Stable
Herbalife Ltd. (HLF-NYSE) reported third-quarter 2009 net sales of $600.2 million, a decrease of 0.3 percent compared to the same period of 2008…During the third quarter of 2009, the company added 48,040 new sales leaders, which is 8.7 percent lower than the same period in 2008.  Sales leaders or distributors?
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LifeVantage Announces Fourth-Quarter and Fiscal
Year 2009 Financial and Operating Results-OUCH!
LifeVantage Corporation (LFVN-OTC Bulletin Board) recorded net revenues of $4.1 million and a net loss of $9.1 million, or 23 cents per share, for its year ended June 30, 2009. For its year ended June 30, 2008, the company recorded net revenues of $3.2 million and a net loss of $2.1 million, or 9 cents per share. Founded in 2003, and based in San Diego, Calif., LifeVantage develops nutraceutical products, including Protandim.
Compare MLM-NetWork Marketing Stocks Mannatech Inc. - Taking a Dive
Mannatech Inc. (MTEX-NASDAQ) reported a net loss of $9.2 million or 35 cents per diluted share for the third quarter ending Sept. 30, 2009, compared to a net loss of $0.4 million or 2 cents per diluted share for the third quarter of 2008.  Third-quarter net sales for 2009 were $71.3 million, a decrease of 8.6 percent, compared to $78.0 million in the third quarter of 2008. Year-to-year date sales for the nine months that ended Sept.30, 2009 were $219.6 million, down 14.3 percent from $256.2 million for the same period in 2008.
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Medifast Inc. = Recession Winner Biggest Stock Jump for MLM
Medifast Inc. (MED-NYSE) reported revenue of $45.0 million for the third quarter that ended Sept. 30, 2009. This is a 65 percent increase over the $27.3 million reported in the third quarter of 2008. Revenues in the direct sales segment, Take Shape for Life, increased 50 percent to $27.9 million compared with $13.6 million in the same quarter of 2008. The number of active health coaches increased during the third quarter to approximately 5,800, compared with 3,200 during the periods a year ago, an increase of 81 percent and up from 4,650 at the end of the second quarter of 2009. The net increase of 1,150 health coaches during the quarter is a record for the company and should lead to continued strong growth in the segment.  Editor's note: Dollar production per distributor one of highest in Direct Sales - Network Marketing?
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Nu Skin Enterprises Inc.- Big stock Jump
Nu Skin Enterprises Inc. (NYSE:NUS) announced record third-quarter revenue of $334.2 million, an 8 percent improvement over the prior-year period…Earnings per share for the quarter were 40 cents, a 54 percent improvement over the same quarter of 2008. Earnings per share, excluding restructuring charges of 1 cent, were 41 cents, a 58 percent improvement over the prior-year period.  Nuskin reported 750,000 Distributors globally in a paid fox news interview.
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Pre-Paid Legal Services Inc. – Ouch!
Pre-Paid Legal Services Inc. (PPD-NYSE) announced net income for the third quarter of 2009 decreased 25 percent to $10.8 million from $14.4 million for the prior year’s third quarter.  Membership fees in the third quarter of 2009 decreased 4 percent to $105.4 million from $109.3 million for the same period last year. Pre-Paid Legal Services, Inc. offers legal service benefits plans provided through a network of more than 50 independent law firms across the United States and Canada.  Recent announcement of SEC snooping didn't seem to bother stock
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Reliv International Inc - Down
Reliv International Inc. (RELV-Nasdaq) reported third-quarter net sales of $20.9 million vs. $23.9 million in the same quarter of 2008. Net income was $324,000 vs. $536,000 in the 2008 third quarter, and earnings per diluted share were 3 cent compared to 4 cents in the same quarter last year. Reliv also announced that it is reducing its dividend from 5 cents per share to 2 cents per share. For 2009, Reliv's annual dividend will be 7 cents rather than 10 cents per share.  Relive reports 68,000 distributors.
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Tupperware Brands Corp. - Inches UP
Tupperware Brands Corporation ( NYSE:TUP)Net sales for the quarter that ended Sept. 26, 2009 was $514 million, up from $513 million for the same quarter of 2008. Net income for the 13 weeks that ended Sept. 26, 2009 was $32.2 million, up from $27.5 million. Tupperware Brands Corporation is a portfolio of global direct selling companies, selling premium product s across multiple brands and categories through an independent sales force of 2.3 million with Tupperware & BeautiControl in the United States/global plus Fuller in Mexico.
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USANA Health Sciences- Stable
USANA (NASDAQ:USNA)For the nine months ended Oct. 3, 2009, net sales increased by 0.7 percent to $320.2 million, compared with $318.0 million for the first nine months of the prior year. Net earnings for the first nine months of 2009 were $23.3 million, or $1.51 per diluted share, compared with net earnings of $25.5 million, or $1.56 per diluted share for the first nine months of the prior year.
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NEWS -XANGO CONVENTION AT 10K  
25 Nov 09 Xango is excited about the new boom from opening in Russia. In the U.S., Andrew Hummel, a distributor for XanGo LLC, isn't experiencing a decrease in sales during the recession."I find the recession has actually accelerated the growth of our business because more people than ever are looking for Plan B," said Hummel, from Carlsbad, Calif. Hummel is a top-level distributor of Lehi-based XanGo and was among about 10,000 XanGo distributors in Salt Lake City for the company's annual conference.

NUSKIN, A DISTRIBUTOR SUPPORTER, SALES UP
24 Nov 09 Rarely does Nu SKIN ever terminate an MLM distributor unless they do something illegal.  Nu Skin Enterprises announced record third-quarter revenue of $334.2 million, an 8 percent improvement over the prior-year period. Revenue in the period benefited 1% from foreign currency fluctuations. Earnings per share for the quarter were $0.40, a 54% improvement over the same quarter of 2008. Earnings per share, excluding restructuring charges of $0.01, were $0.41, a 58% improvement over the prior-year period.

NEWS -  GOOD RECESSION VIDEO AND PAGE LINK FOR YOU
20 Nov 09 Great idea for you, our readers. An expo in Henderson, Nevada (Vegas) is aimed at connecting women with products they can sell on their own. There is a great tool on this page for your website, a neutral MLM promo video….  This page encourages you to copy it to your website,  plus it can run a text of  what is said under it (gives more power to your video on your website) http://www.lasvegasnow.com/global/story.asp?s=11487849


PRIMERICA FOR SALE!
Nov 09 Citigroup Inc. filed plans for an initial public offering of Primerica and said it will sell the rest of the unit after it goes public. Divesting Primerica is part of Citi’s effort to simplify its operations and raise cash.

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Great Article For MLM!
Sept 14, 2009 The Money section of USA Today has a great article on MLM. Go buy a copy! It will be great to show your prospects and downlines! In case you miss getting a copy, it's also on their website: http://www.usatoday.com/money/industries/retail/2009-05-13-direct-sales-jobs-recession-unemployment_N.htm


Nature's Sunshine - SEC Revokes Common Stock Registration
Jan - Mar  2009  The first encapsulator Nature's Sunshine Products, Inc. ("Nature's Sunshine" or the "Company"), a top Utah manufacturer and MLM marketer of encapsulated herbs and vitamins,...announced that,.... the Securities & Exchange Commission ("SEC") issued an order affirming a prior decision by an administrative law judge... This revoked the registration of all classes of the Company's securities registered pursuant to the Exchange Act. As a result of this order, broker-dealers are not permitted to effect transactions in the Company's securities until the Company has filed a registration statement on Form 10 pursuant to Section 12(g) of the Exchange Act and such registration statement has become effective. Although Nature's Sunshine intends to file a registration statement on Form 10 as quickly as practicable, the Company cannot currently predict a date for the filing of such registration statement.  Ed. Note: years ago when they went public your editor made a lot of money on this stock, glad I'm out now!
http://www.marketwatch.com/news/story/natures-sunshine-announces-sec-order/story.aspx?

Shaklee Doing A Nationwide Tour To Help A Million Families By
offering an economic opportunity in these tough economic times.
PLEASANTON, Calif., Feb. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Shaklee Corporation Chairman and CEO Roger Barnett will launch a nationwide campaign to promote an opportunity that offers economic support to one million families in 2009. The campaign will kick off February 9 in Greensboro, NC. "Families are struggling to make ends meet in this difficult economy," says Barnett. "While so many others are cutting back, we're a 50-year-old company with a revolutionary business model that's seeking to create one million new entrepreneurial opportunities to give people the potential to thrive even during these difficult economic times." "Shaklee has actually grown during the past seven economic downturns. Our economic growth, combined with products that make people and the planet healthier, make Shaklee a powerful force for good," says Barnett.  http://www.shaklee.com/news_home.shtml

AMWAY BREAKS $8.2 BILLON AND SHAKES UK LAWSUIT
Press Release on this page with information on UK  Lawsuit
http://www.mlmwatchdog.com/mlm-amway.html

USANA Receives 2009 Editor s Choice Award From NutriSearch
USANA Health Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: USNA) was selected as the NutriSearch Editor s Choice recipient in the latest edition of the NutriSearch Comparative Guide to Nutritional Supplements. Two flagship USANA products also received the guide s highest 5-Star Gold Medal rating (see also USANA Health Sciences, Inc.).  The NutriSearch Comparative Guide to Nutritional Supplements is designed to help consumers make informed, scientifically based decisions about nutritional supplements. The latest edition features detailed comparisons of more than 1,500 nutritional products. USANA Essentials and HealthPak 100 received a 5-Star Gold Medal rating from NutriSearch, the guide s highest possible product rating.

LIFE FORCES LOVES A RECESSION - AGAIN!
Poway, CA --January 22, 2009 -- Life Force International, the original “taste good” liquid nutritional market maker is booming - again.  This California-based vertically integrated, manufacturer + network marketing distributor of market making nutritional products is grabbing on to the current economic downturn. Boosting business with novel product development and industry-leading pay plan enhancement, Life Force members are bringing new people to the historically recession-proof home-based network marketing business. Learn more at http://www.lifeforce.net/opportunity.php

USANA  GIVES Q4 RESULTS AND FULL FY08 RESULTS
Jan 2009-- USANA Health Sciences, Inc., has announced preliminary financial results for its fourth quarter and year ended January 3, 2009. For the fourth quarter of 2008, the company expects net sales to be approximately $111 million and earnings per share, before one-time adjustments, to be approximately $0.56. After one-time adjustments, the company anticipates earnings per share for the quarter of approximately $0.16. For the full-year of 2008, the company expects net sales to be approximately $429 million.  Compare MLM-NetWork Marketing Stocks

ROYAL BODY CARE CHANGES
Jan 2009-- Irving, Texas (RBC Life Sciences: OTCBB: RBCL) — RBC Life Sciences, founded in 1991, announced today that it has elected current president, John W. Price, to CEO effective January 1, 2009. A retired U.S. naval commander, and past officer of Eli Lilly, Price was named president of RBC Life Sciences in Dec 2007. Company founder, Clinton Howard, remains as chairman of the board.  Recently that third quarter 2008 earnings worldwide increased 26 percent over the same period last year. The Company operates in 30 countries.

KOREAN BASED COMPANY ECONET BUYS KM MATOL
Jan 2009-- Lacey, Wash. (PRWEB) Jan 11, 2009 -- Univera, Inc., a Washington state-based pioneer in distribution of scientifically-validated products using a relationship marketing model ("MLM"), announced it entered a binding agreement to acquire specific assets and the distributor network of Canada-based Matol Botanical International Ltd. Matol. KM Matol was the oldest private MLM company in Canada, http://www.prweb.com/releases/2009/01/prweb1846004.htm

NUSKIN OPENS MORE OF CHINA
Jan 2009-- Nu Skin received official notification from the Chinese Ministry of Commerce of its approval to commence direct selling activities in four cities in the Guangdong province and Shenzhen City.  The company has licenses to operate in Beijing and Shanghai.  See below = smart

CHINESE CHARITY $4.8 MILLION FROM NUSKIN
Dec 2008-- - NuSkin received an award from the president of China for it’s charity donations to earthquake victims and other causes. Totaled NuSkin donated over $4.8 million dollars to Chinese charities.

VALENS FUNDS SABA
Jan 2009--The rush of venture capital continues to flow into MLM – Network Marketing with Valens Funds partnering with Saba.  Saba is an MLM company with Oklahoma roots.  It is run by  CEO Gerry Grizzle, a retired Two-Star General, USA and former VP Treasurer of Sonic Industries in Oklahoma City, as well as Vice President of Sales, Gary Hail. Gary Eby has come on board as trainer and sales strategist. http://www.prweb.com/releases/2009/01/prweb1856274.htm

Word-of-Mouth, Whether In-Person or Online, Is Critical
Jan 2009--Ketchum Media Survey - Advice from family and friends is a significant source of information, with 47% of U.S. respondents saying they rely on this advice. Critical decisions? The survey found consumers routinely turn to family and friends first for information on products and services. The survey says, “Knowing that advice from family and friends is perceived as authentic and credible, companies that effectively tap into a word-of-mouth network in a transparent way can reap great benefits for their brands,” . http://www.ketchum.com/2008mediasurvey

XANGO RADICAL NEW SKINCARE
Oct 2008--Beverly Hollister Xango VP announced a personal care brand they report is unlike any other, Glimpse features exclusive ingredients from the mangosteen delivered through a proprietary BioActive X3 Complex™. The result is a clean, high-performing skin nutrition system that protects your skin and the environment. “We are conscious both of the fact that you are what you absorb and what we put into the environment eventually returns to our bloodstream,” said XanGo Senior Vice President Beverly Hollister.  “XanGo has used clean ingredients in Glimpse that do not mutate or harm any organisms downstream, protecting the environment we all live in.”

STOCK ANALYSTS PROMOTING MLM
Sept 2008--Investors looking to touch up their portfolios with a recession-tested company that's cashing in on emerging-markets growth with a strong sales force should buy Avon Products Inc., analysts say.  CANADA DAILY NEWS.
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ANOTHER KUDO FOR MLM FINANCE = FINANCIAL DESTINATIONS
Aug 2008 -- Jordan Goodman a Financial expert is a regular on  NBC's The Today Show, PBS, MSNBC, CNN, CNBC and Nightline.  Goodman has endorsed Financial Destination Inc., a financial service company whose main objectives are to stamp out financial illiteracy.  Congratulations Financial Destinations…..

BRILLIANT IDEA!  SURE TO BE PICKED UP BY OTHERS
Aug 2008-- USANA Health Sciences, Inc.  at it’s annual convention  unveiled its Million Dollar Club Walk of Fame at the entrance of its Salt Lake City headquarters. USANA's Million Dollar Club is made up of independent distributors who have earned at least $1 million in commissions through their USANA business. USANA Founder Dr. Myron Wentz and USANA CEO Dave Wentz addressed nearly 100 of the company's Million Dollar Club members and presented each of them with an engraved granite star to go in the walkway

NEW PARTY PLAN UNFORGETTABLE NAME = La Di Da
Aug 2008 -- This Party Plan Company featuring build your own jewelry started with testing four years ago by Sonia Harvey and Andrea Sliwa. It’s basis is beading which has become very popular.  This dynamic duo has taken it beyond that. How?  Jewelry is handcrafted out of pieces such as sterling silver, Swarovski crystal and Czech glass, La Di Da Designs is a manifestation of passion, and it is a testament to women everywhere that being a stay-at-home mom doesn't mean abandoning career dreams.
MINKOW HERBALIFE ATTACK DONE
Aug 2008 -- Herbalife Ltd. convinced  fraudster-turned-consumer advocate Barry Minkow into retracting his accusations about the safety of Los Angeles nutritional supplement maker’s products.  The statement said that Minkow, who has admitted shorting the stock, retracted the claims to “avoid litigation.” I Minkow says he no longer believes Herbalife’s products are harmful or it’s business model bad. More details Minkow/Herbalife http://www.mlmwatchdog.com/mlm_herbalife_2.html

ABIGGAIL A CUT ABOVE SELLING CUTCO KNIVES
Aug 2008 --Proof entrepreneurship isn’t dead in America, 19 year old College student Abigail Dubs is competitive. She is the second-oldest daughter in a family with "11 children and 12 on the way." Although business or sales aren't the careers that interest her - she wants to be a seamstress - Abby did well enough with Vector Marketing since January to place 19th in July for her first campaign out of more than 40,000 representatives nationwide. "I'm selling knives," Abby said, "but all my appointments are pre-set over the phone. I don't go door-to-door. She says she enjoys the large income and time freedom.

DID YOU KNOW NETWORK MARKETING IS EXPANDING?
Aug 2008 --Today, there are some 61 million direct sellers in more than 170 countries in the world, with sales of more than $111 billion, according to a recent report by the Direct Selling Association. Under preliminary figures from the Association's annual Growth and Outlook Survey, 15 million people worked as direct sellers in the United States last year. Thanks to DSA

SHARON DAVIDSON UNKIFER PASSES BEYOND - SIT TERRA LEVIS
Aug 2008 -- One of Network Marketing’s great writers and thinkers Sharon Unkefer died recently our condolences to her husband Sherman and family.   Sharon and Sherman as a team built their second Network Marketing dynasty in Xango by hard work and using their complementary skill Sets.  We miss you Sharon!  Video eulogy  http://decker.tv/sharon/index.html 
Full obituary http://www.legacy.com/AzCentral/Obituaries.asp?Page=LifeStory&PersonId=115705913

MANNATECH CUTS WORKFORCE, WINS LAWSUIT
July  2008 -  Mannatech is cutting it's U.S. workforce by 15%.  Mannatech announced on Thursday that it will cut approximately 15 percent of its U.S. staff, which amounts to about 60 positions. The cuts come on the heels of a poor first quarter 2008 performance, with revenues down 13% compared to first quarter 2007 and profit margins down nearly 3%. Read more. http://nutritionbusinessjournal.com/direct/news/07-15-mannatech-cuts-us-workforce/

FOREVERGREEN Bulks Up!
July 2008 -- ForeverGreen Corp. (OTCBB:FVRG), a manufacturer and distributor of all natural whole foods, announced the company is preparing to launch an all new division, O3 World, featuring a weight management system proven to help lose weight (see also ForeverGreen Worldwide Corporation). The key product features a patent-pending ultra-pure super absorbent hydrogel that has the remarkable ability to absorb up to 500 times its weight in water in the stomach in just a few minutes. The key ingredient is made from a synthetic carbomer developed for use as a temporary pre-meal gastric bulking agent. As a class, carbomers have been approved as GRAS or "generally recognized as safe" for many years and have been used in a wide variety of nutritional products. www.forevergreen.org

Pre-Paid Legal Services Announces 2008 2nd Quarter
July 2008 - Pre-Paid Legal Services, Inc. (NYSE:PPD), reported new memberships produced and new sales associates enrolled for the 2008 second quarter. During the 2nd quarter of 2008, new sales associates enrolled decreased 31.6% compared to the second quarter of 2007. Memberships produced decreased by 8.0% while new membership fees written decreased by 7.1% and our active membership base increased 0.5% compared to the comparable period of the previous yea.  http://www.prepaidlegal.com/

USANA HEALTH SCIENCES, CFO
July 2008 - USANA Executive Vice President Gil Fuller Received Utah CFO of the Year Award.  USANA Health Sciences Executive Gil Fuller received the first annual CFO of the Year award yesterday from Utah Business magazine. Fuller, serves as USANA's executive vice president and chief financial officer.  http://www.usana.com/dotCom/index.jsp

IDSA seeks Government legislation 
July 2008 - Indian Direct Selling Association, the  body governing 16 of the largest direct selling companies in India, today sought Government legislation recognising direct selling industry. Indian Direct Selling Association (IDSA) Chairman David Stanley told reporters here, Indian direct selling industry, whose annual industry revenues are expected to double by 2012, is set to grow by 100 per cent in the coming five years.
http://indiandsa.co.in/association.htm

NBC "Today Show" Features Oxyfresh
June 2008 - COEUR d’ALENE, Idaho —  the “Today” show recently produced a health segment highlighting the best products to combat bad breath, also known as halitosis. Oxyfresh mouthrinses were among a handful of products selected to be included in the piece, titled “Beating Bad Breath.” Nearly 6 million viewers across the country see the top-rated morning show every day. The “Today” show interviewed Gary Herskovits, a Brooklyn, New York, dentist. Dr. Herskovits emphasized the effectiveness of Oxyfresh’s proprietary odor-fighting ingredient, Oxygene®, in fighting bad breath. Oxygene® actually neutralizes the volatile sulfur compounds responsible for bad breath, rather than masking the odors with alcohol. http://www.oxyfresh.com/

Xango Incubator Funds First Employee Business Venture
June  2008 — As part of its mission to foster a spirit of entrepreneurship, mangosteen category creator XanGo, LLC has negotiated its first joint venture with an employee through its entrepreneurial incubator known as the XanGo Blink Tank.  The brainchild of founder and CEO Aaron Garrity, the Blink Tank was created in 2007 to instill a corporate culture of innovation and self-empowerment.  www.Xango.com

KAYAK KILLS BOB SCHMIDT - GOOD GUY
May 2008 – There is an online Eulogy going on for one of the top leader good guys..... killed in a kayaking accident.  Bob was top tier in several companies over the years the latest being Xango. Sign up here (no email capture don't have to listen to message)         http://www.thankyoubobschmidt.com/default.aspx

Pre-Paid Legal Services, Inc. – Up and to the Right…Again!
By ROD COOK
A reputable Multi-Level Marketing (MLM) company, Pre-Paid Legal Services, Inc. (NYSE: PPD) has announced their first quarter results ended March 31, 2008.  Net income for the first quarter of 2008 increased 8% to $15.9 million from $14.7 million for the prior year’s first quarter.  In addition, membership revenues have increased 5% to $109.1 million from $103.9 million for the same period last year. 
www.prepaidlegal.com

XANGO WORLDWIDE TV LAUNCHED
LEHI, UT –– Establishing the market's first-ever online televised series, XanGo, LLC distributor leaders and top executives hosted "Online INVASION 2.0" on XanGo.TV, a 30-minute magazine-style program of major announcements and distributor motivation.  The second in a series of online broadcast mobilization events, Online INVASION 2.0 attracted 150,000 viewers from over 23 international markets. Details on the launch of the company's upcoming brand, GLIMPSE, Intuitive Skin Care were released.  During the program, viewers clicked interactive buttons to get "swag" specials and cases of the new popular XanGo® Singles.  For more details see www.xango.tv         April  2008

THE U.S. NIH PRAISES MORINGA
The National Institutes of Health just praised the Moringa tree. Each year Earth Day organizers choose a mystery plant that has sources of potentially important medicines. This year’s mystery plant is Zija’s Moringa. In fact, perhaps like no other single species, this plant has the potential to help reverse multiple major environmental problems and provide for many unmet human needs. Zija is a fast growing Network Marketing Company in Utah started by Kenny Brailsford former founder of Natures Sunshine and Enrich. April 2008 http://nihrecord.od.nih.gov/newsletters/2008/03_21_2008/story4.htm
http://www.drinklifein.com/

Mary Kay Philanthropy in Dallas
The Dallas Business Journal recently published their annual list of the top Dallas companies according to philanthropic donations. Mary Kay cosmetics came in second with $7 million in donations.

Pre-Paid Legal = GREAT
The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a Mississippi judge’s dismissal of a lawsuit filed by Pre paid legal… against Barry W. Gilmer, an attorney in Madison, Mississippi, claiming Gilmer solicited people through newspaper advertisements to discuss possible litigation against Pre-Paid Legal. The court ruled the company could not prove it was damaged by Gilmer’s actions.

Mississippi is a breeding ground for corrupt class action suits filed by ambulance chasing lawyer… because usually they get big judgments against companies.

Pre paid has for all good purposes beat two Class Action Suits in Mississippi accusing it of cheating consumers because it was a Pyramid Scheme… That is good means your honest legit MLM Company could have been next… IN Mississippi,

What is great about the PPL suit is they sued this Class Action ambulance chaser IN Miss… He will sure think twice about running his Ads… we need more proactive legal action like that against Anti – MLMers that lie about our good industry from companies with money…  3-2008

NUSKIN China
Nu Skin has received approval to commence direct selling activities in all 18 districts in Beijing and four additional districts in Shanghai, thereby allowing it to operate a direct sales model in all 12 Shanghai districts.  3-2008

Tastefully Simple
The Minneapolis Star Tribune reports this in a story about Tastefully Simple (A Gourmet home party MLM)   The Company’s income rose to $120 million last year, a compound growth rate of 60% over prior years. This year’s sales are project to reach $143 million. 
That’s a lot of good eating!!!!!  3-2008

Tomboy Tools
Tomboy Tools, a fairly new MLM home party plan based on tools for women, is selling pink hammers, sending $3 from each hammer sold to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. 3-2008

Stuart Johnson Video Plus  A National Hero
VideoPlus recently acquired Success Magazine and plans to re-launch the magazine in March, targeting an audience of professionals between 30 and 55.  Our congratulations to Stuart Johnson.........Owner of Video Plus, for his picking the reins of the almost 80 year old magazine......   A little know fact is that Richard Poe ex editor and WatchDog Editor Rod Cook of the DRA tried buying it several years ago. They both congratulate Stuart Johnson.  2-2008  Video Plus


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