LaunchSmart Startup Workshop

LaunchSmart, Sept 2017

You Can't Afford to Miss This Workshop for Direct Selling Start-Ups

Only $99 for 12+ Hours of Valuable Learning

Over 12 hours, you’ll learn everything you need to know to launch your direct selling startup.

What You'll Learn at the LaunchSmart Startup Workshop

Business Strategy

Your strategic plan will serve as the roadmap for every decision you make in forming and running your direct selling business. It should be completed early, with careful consideration given to each question. Unlike a business plan (which may be used to attract investors), the strategic plan for your MLM business start-up is for internal use. Complete candor is vital and we’ll walk through the best way to tackle it.

Legal & Regulatory

Distributor agreements, state registrations, and legal reviews are just a few of the things you’ll need to tackle in your MLM startup. You’ll also want to set up your legal entity and ensure you’ve filed for protection of your intellectual property. We’ll review the best practices for getting your direct selling business on sound legal footing.

Compensation Plans

Industry leaders recognize the make-or-break power of a great compensation plan. For most it becomes their most important product whether they are a product focused party plan company or a buying-club MLM opportunity. We’ll explain the best practices for designing and testing your compensation plan to fit your business.


Do you understand your money systems and how to secure capital to launch your direct selling company? We’ll explore the best practices for long-term success, including setting up your MLM business controls, company banking, payroll, and tax reporting.

Marketing, Web & Branding

How will you position you direct selling company? Do you know what kind of pricing strategy makes the most sense for your product or service? Plus, you need to create marketing materials for your MLM startup. Marketing is a battle of perception, not product. We’ll show you the best practices for getting your idea or concept into people’s minds.

Software Technology

Some owners and CEOs will tell you that the biggest challenge they face their direct selling start-up is the feeling of no control over their technology solution. We’ll review the best practices for selecting software and setting up the technology department for your MLM business.

Recruiting & Sales

One of the most important things you must accomplish in your direct selling startup is building your initial field sales force. It’s that first group of distributors who will drive the early growth and momentum for your MLM business. What are the best practices for building your direct selling team?

Field Training, Development & Communication

Success begins at “hello,” and so must training at your direct selling start-up. Within 72 hours of signing up, new recruits’ emotional juices have dissipated, and they are left to wonder if they did the right thing. We’ll cover the best practices for setting up people to succeed in your MLM business from the start.

Operations & Distributor Service

To support your distributors, you need an organizational backbone that can deliver. We’ll walk through operational best practices, includes tasks like selecting an office location, organizing your staff, and sourcing your products.

What Happened to the Direct Selling Symposium?

Over the years, we became known for the Direct Selling Symposium. To better serve direct selling start-ups, we revamped and updated the Symposium into the LaunchSmart Startup Workshop. You’ll still learn from many of the same people who shared their expertise at the Direct Selling Symposium. They’ve continued on with us and we’ve invited even more industry leaders to share their knowledge with you.

What You Receive

  • Breakfast & lunch served
  • Free Launch Assessment Analysis for your direct selling & MLM start-up
  • Access to our Direct Selling Start-Up Online Course
  • A free copy of the book Launch Smart! Start-Up Guide for Directing Selling Companies
  • Invitation to Dedicated Consulting Session

Who Should Attend

  • All entrepreneurs seeking to launch a direct selling start-up (Home Party/MLM)
  • All senior executives of existing companies seeking to create a direct selling channel
  • Executives of early-stage direct selling start-ups seeking to increase momentum

Where We'll Be

Sheraton Salt Lake City | 150 W 500 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84101

$159/night | Room Block Available Until September 13

Book By Phone | (888) 627-8152 (Mention you’re with the Best Practices Academy)

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Why You Should Attend the LaunchSmart Startup Workshop

“In the world of directs selling start-ups, only 18% survive past one year. More than 80% of those who follow our systems are in business and growing after one year. What makes the difference? They have products and services that add true value, they have taken the time to learn and implement proven best practices, and they associate themselves with the best team of advisors in direct selling to guide their path.”

~Terrel Transtum, Founding Member of the Best Practices Alliance & the Best Practices Academy

So, Why Are We Doing This?

We know you’ve thought a lot about launching your direct selling start-up. Our goal: To deliver a powerful workshop filled with the best practices for MLM and home party entrepreneurs.

As members of the Best Practices Alliance, we’ve collected and refined the proven strategies and tactics to help your direct selling start-up experience early success and sustained growth. Our MLM business system relies on sound education and tools, yielding an astonishing success rate of 80%+ among MLM start-ups after one year.

LaunchSmart Will Always Be Affordable & Valuable

Because we know your resources are at a premium, we’ve kept registration affordable. When you attend the LaunchSmart Startup Workshop, you’ll gain access to an experienced group of direct selling experts dedicated to providing your direct selling start-up and MLM business with everything you need.

This workshop fills a void by providing a high-quality experience for entrepreneurs who want to start and grow a direct selling company. It’s also a great option for executives with existing firms who want to diversify their existing businesses into a direct selling start-up or channel. In the U.S. allow, the direct selling industry generates nearly $30 billion of annual revenues.

LaunchSmart: No Pitching Allowed

Of course, there are other direct selling and MLM start-up conferences. But they do a little teaching and a lot of selling! And therein lies the need. You don’t need a sales pitch. You need information that will make your direct selling start-up a reality.

Over a full day of learning, you’ll rub shoulders with some of the smartest people in the industry. Ask them your questions and even sit down for a personal consultation. It’s all covered. You choose what you discuss. You can pick up their catalog. You can ask them what they do and what they charge. It’s all up to you. But all of us will be there for one purpose: to teach and serve YOU!

See you in Salt Lake City!


7:00 a.m. | Breakfast
8:00 a.m. | Welcome
8:15 a.m. | Business Strategy
8:45 a.m. | Legal & Regulatory
9:45 a.m. | Supporting Member Intros
10:15 a.m. | Compensation Plans
11:15 a.m. | Finance
12:00 p.m. | Lunch
1:00 p.m. | Marketing, Web & Branding
1:40 p.m. | Software Technology
2:20 p.m. | Recruiting & Sales
3:10 p.m. | Field Training, Development & Communication
4:00 p.m. | Operations & Distributor Service
5:00 – 8:00 p.m. | Consulting Sessions

Presented By

Best Practices Alliance

This Eye-Opening Workshop Will Help You Launch Your MLM Business

Registration - Only $99!

Over 12 hours, you’ll learn everything you need to know to launch your direct selling start-up.

Founding Members

Dan Jensen Consulting
Reese, Poyfair, Richards
Thatcher Technology Group

Executive Members

Corporate Staging Resources

Supporting Members

Complete Merchant Solutions
4 Walls Solutions
Global Access