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Power Index: A Comprehensive Index of Articles


The library is full of articles, case studies, statutes, and other material useful as a resource to those interested in network marketing. This index is designed to help you find information on a category-specific basis. Our library entrance is more suited to casual browsing.


The Power Index has the following categories:


The MLM Business


General Topics

Advertising

The Personal Use Issue

Restrictions on Distributors

Distributor Behavior

Distributor Rights

MLM Evaluation

MLM Startup Issues

MLM Consulting

MLM Recruiting

Taxes

Technology and the MLM

International MLM


Legislation and Litigation


State Statutes

State Cases

Federal Cases

IRS

Postal Service

Food and Drug Administration

Federal Trade Commission



General


FTC Final Business Opportunity Rule ... Still Work to be Done

FTC Proposed Business Opportunity Rule - Analysis

FTC Proposed Business Opportunity Rule - Press Release

FTC Proposed Business Opportunity Rule - Actual Text

FTC Proposed Business Opportunity Rule - DSA Response

MLM Company Startup Essentials: Part One of Three

MLM Company Startup Essentials: Part Two of Three

MLM Company Startup Essentials: Part Three of Three

MLM International Consulting: Singapore and Asia Open For Business

MLM International Consulting: Market Entry, Practical Issues

MLM Software: Direct Sales Communication

MLM and Identity Theft

MLM Raiders!

Direct Sales: Misperceptions

MLM Presentations: Secrets to Success

Proposed New Federal MLM Statute: Personal Use OK

Is This A Pyramid or a Legitimate MLM?

Passion for Your Business

How To Build A Successful Direct Selling Company

Party Plans: Can You Score 5 Points?

How To Choose an MLM Software Provider

Meta Tags - MLM Subliminal Marketing

MLM Sales on the Internet

MLM Law - Protecting Your Copyright

Patent 101 for MLM Executives

Dot Com or Dot Scam?

MLM Software

Binary Plans - A Time Gone By?

The Electronic MLM

How To Analyze Compensation Plans

MLM In The New China

Your Time Is Now

MLM In Cyberspace

Industry Applauds New Montana Legislation

MLM Going International

High Tech Meets MLM

Smile! - You're On eBay

MLM: Opportunities Abound

Payment Plans

Boost Your Business by Joining an MLM Association

Getting the Home Business Up and Running

Identifying Illegal Pyramid Schemes

Network Marketing - ¿Es Para Tí?

Forget the Saturation Theory

Noncompetition Agreements: Enforceable?

Who Owns the Downline?

Updating Your Marketing Plan: A Practical Checklist

A Corporate Look at the MLM Option

New Protection for MLM Distributors

Networking Through Nonprofit

Enroller / Coding Bonuses

Trend Tracking 1998

Join the Club

MLM Recruiting Machine

Affinity MLM Recruiting

Look for "Value" in the MLM

Ten Common Distributor Mistakes (and how to overcome them)

Incorporating the Network Marketer

MLM Startup Capital: The Business Plan

MLM Recruiting & Communication


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Advertising


Meta Tags - MLM Subliminal Marketing

FTC and Advertising

MLM In Cyberspace

Chasing the Competition

MLM Earnings - How Much?

Who Controls Marketing Materials?

It's Our Name - Live With It

Direct Sales: Misperceptions

MLM Presentations: Secrets to Success


The Personal Use Issue


Herbalife: Belgian Appeal Court: Herbalife is No Pyramid, Validates Legitimacy - The Next Chapter in Personal Use

Proposed New Federal MLM Statute: Personal Use OK

Industry Applauds New Montana Legislation

FTC v. Direct Sellers - The Snail That Got Mugged

FTC v. Equinox

FTC v. Futurenet

FTC v. JewelWay - New Concerns for the Industry

The AuQuest Case - A Wake-Up Call to the Industry

The 70% Rule: What's It All About?

The Omnitrition Appeal - An Industry Issue

Personal Use - A Call to Action


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Restrictions on Distributors


Who Owns the Downline?

MLM Raiders!

Noncompetition Agreements: Enforceable?

MLM Cross-Sponsoring Rules

Selling Sales Tools

MLM Earnings - How Much?

Who Controls Marketing Materials?

It's Our Name - Live With It

Smile! - You're On eBay


Distributor Rights


Dialogue As an Agent for Change


Distributor Behavior


Is This A Pyramid or a Legitimate MLM?

MLM and Identity Theft

Payment Plans

Getting the Home Business Up and Running

Networking and Time Management

Networking Through Nonprofit

MLM Raiders!

MLM Presentations: Secrets to Success

Look For "Value" in the MLM

Ten Common Distributor Mistakes (and how to overcome them)

Incorporating the Network Marketer


MLM Evaluation


Pyramid: Yes or No?

Binary Plans - A Time Gone By?

Analyzing MLM Compensation Plans

The Landmark Amway Case

MLM In The New China

MLM: Opportunities Abound

Identifying Illegal Pyramid Schemes

Network Marketing - ¿Es Para Tí?

Offshore MLM - US v Fortuna

Boost Your Business by Joining an MLM Association

Forget the Saturation Theory

Investigating a Network Marketing Opportunity

Is This A Pyramid or a Legitimate MLM?

Look For "Value" in the MLM

Network Marketing: Legal Issues

The Inside Track on Network Marketing

Direct Sales: Misperceptions


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MLM Startup Issues


MLM Company Startup Essentials: Part One of Three

MLM Company Startup Essentials: Part Two of Three

MLM Company Startup Essentials: Part Three of Three

How To Build A Successful Direct Selling Company

Party Plans: Can You Score 5 Points?

MLM Startup Capital: The Business Plan

Starting a Network Marketing Company

Why Join an MLM Trade Organization?

MLM Presentations: Secrets to Success


MLM Consulting


Taxes in the New Millennium

MLM Software: Direct Sales Communication

How To Build A Successful Direct Selling Company

Taxes and the Network Marketer

Passion for Your Business

MLM International Consulting: Singapore and Asia Open For Business

MLM International Consulting: Market Entry, Practical Issues


Recruiting and Lead Generation


MLM Recruiting & Communication

MLM Recruiting Machine

Affinity MLM Recruiting

MLM Presentations: Secrets to Success

MLM Software: Direct Sales Communication

MLM Raiders!


Taxes


Taxes in the New Millennium

Taxes and the Network Marketer

MLM Sales on the Internet

MLM and Sales Taxes

April Showers - Taxes Rain on Networkers

Incorporating the Network Marketer

Personal Use - A Call To Action

Distributor Privacy: Social Security Numbers


Technology and MLM


Selecting an MLM Software Provider

MLM By The Numbers

MLM and Identity Theft

Choosing an MLM Software Provider

Meta Tags - MLM Subliminal Marketing

MLM Sales on the Internet

MLM Law - Protecting Your Copyright

Patent 101 for MLM Executives

MLM Software

MLM Software: Direct Sales Communication

Dot Com or Dot Scam?

The Electronic MLM

Your Time Is Now

MLM In Cyberspace

High Tech Meets MLM

Networkers on the Information Highway

Smile! - You're On eBay


International MLM


MLM In The New China

MLM Going International

Offshore MLM - US v Fortuna

UK - Crossroads America to Europe

MLM International Consulting: Singapore and Asia Open For Business

MLM International Consulting: Market Entry, Practical Issues


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Legislation and Litigation


State Cases


Renaissance, Tax People - Kansas Windblown

Industry Applauds New Montana Legislation

The 70% Rule: What's It All About?

NSA Settlements: Enormous Industry Impact

Networkers Meet Business Opportunity Statutes

Texas: The Sun Shines Bright

MLM and Sales Taxes

Personal Use - A Call To Action

New Protection for MLM Distributors

Louisiana - Industry Triumph

State by State Statutes Reviewed


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Federal Cases


Proposed New Federal MLM Statute: Personal Use OK

FTC v Skybiz - $20 Million Settlement

The Landmark Amway Case

Deja Vu - FTC v. Equinox

Offshore MLM - US v Fortuna

The AuQuest Case - A Wake-Up Call to the Industry

The 70% Rule: What's It All About?

SEC: We Hate Pyramids

The Omnitrituion Appeal - An Industry Issue

April Showers - Taxes Rain on Networkers

Personal Use - A Call To Action

FDA Health Claims: The Final Rules

The FDA and Health Claims

FDA Regulations on Statements for Dietary Supplements

Distributor Privacy: Social Security Numbers

Market America v. Ray Rossi, et al.


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Internal Revenue Service


Renaissance, The Tax People - Dust in the wind

Official Publication for Network Marketers (Download in PDF Format)

Good News for Home Office Deductions


Food and Drug Administration


FDA Health Claims: The Final Rules

The FDA and Health Claims

FDA Regulations on Statements for Dietary Supplements


Federal Trade Commision


FTC Final Business Opportunity Rule ... Still Work to be Done

FTC Proposed Business Opportunity Rule - Analysis

FTC Proposed Business Opportunity Rule - Press Release

FTC Proposed Business Opportunity Rule - Actual Text

FTC Proposed Business Opportunity Rule - DSA Response

FTC v SkyBiz: Stipulated Final Judgment

FTC Challenge: Historic Opportunity

FTC Says SkyBiz is SkyScam

FTC v. Bigsmart - A Slap And A Leash

FTC and Advertising

FTC v. Direct Sellers - The Snail That Got Mugged

FTC v. JewelWay - New Concerns for the Industry

The Landmark Amway Case

FTC v. Amway (1979) Actual Text

FTC v. Equinox - Deja Vu

FTC v. Futurenet

FTC v. Futurenet - Settlement

FTC v. World Class Network, Inc. News Release

Fortuna Alliance: The FTC Sends A Message

The FTC Three-Day Customer Rule

FTC Deceptive Practices Acts

FTC Dietary Supplements Advertising Guide

FTC v. New Vision International - Complaint

FTC v. New Vision International - Analysis

FTC v. New Vision International - Agreement


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United States Postal Service


USPS Lottery Statutes

Going Postal

Postal Service v. Unimax - Complaint

Postal Service v. Unimax - Decision

USPS v. HOPE - Decision

Complaint Against Nest Egg Society Today (NEST)

Complaint Against Collegedale Enterprises (1982)

Complaint Against Collegedale Enterprises Appeal (1983)






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