General Results: Are NM companies too controlling? 17 years ago1 Commentby Kim Klaver2 Views Results so far… FacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestLinkedIn
As a Financial Advisor, Business Consultant and Home Biz Coach – along with being 20+ years in this industry – and also being Canada’s Executive Director of the DRA (Distributor Rights Assn) – I can tell you quite bluntly, that the companies have far too much power.
With single MLM company representation, Distributors pretty much ‘surrender their soul’ to the company – they in essence, ‘marry’ that company.
The P&Ps are generally boiler-plate Legal Agreements made up by their bank of attorneys, to protect the “company” – not the Rep.
It is the “company” who calls the shots – who makes the decisions – who own the assets [including the downlines!] – and if Reps violate the P&Ps, they can be terminated instantly [often, unjustly].
It is SO sad when Reps are told they will be IBOs (Independent Business Owners] – as nothing could be farther from the truth.
In MLM, Distributirs do NOT own their own business. Distributors are simply Sales Reps for their company. Period.
That’s not to say that all MLM companies are “bad” – most have very fine reputations – with exceptional products / services.
Sorry to be so direct – but this IS the way it is – always has been.
Sincerely / Peter A.
Peter Arnold, CLU, CFC / Founder
Business Achievers Academy / Canada
Executive Director / DRA / Canada