Leadership Training: Lesson 46

Retail Store

In recent lessons we have discussed many different methods for building an NSP business, including newsletters, networking, the internet, various forms of advertising, trade shows, home parties, nutrition classes, public speaking, joint venturing, and becoming a natural health consultant. Of course there are many other ways to build your business. Creative distributors are discovering new ways all the time. Naturally most distributors will not limit themselves to just one of these methods but will instead employ a combination of several of them.

One that I have not mentioned in recent discussions is the traditional brick-and-mortar retail store. Most distributors do not enter this business with the intention of opening a store. In fact, most chose network marketing because they were attracted by the low start-up costs, flexible hours, and many other benefits that network marketing offers that traditional retail businesses can not provide. But some distributors were already in the retail business when they signed up, and chose simply to add NSP's products to their current product line. Other NSP distributors found that once their business reached a certain level of success, it became advantageous to open a retail outlet and to hire and train employees to help them better serve their many customers. Regardless of how they got started with retail, NSP distributors have found that, unlike almost any other network marketing company, NSP's plan works very well for those who choose to sell the products in a traditional retail store.

This concludes this section, and the business course itself. Remember that learning is a never ending process. If you are not growing you will soon be declining. Be sure to take advantage of all the educational opportunities that NSP offers their distributors. Keep informed by checking the official web site regularly. Attend classes and conventions whenever possible. (Remember that your travel costs and all expenses can be a tax deduction.)

Never forget the basics. When you find your business slipping, always return to the basics. For that reason you might find it beneficial to repeat this entire course. To repeat it using the same email address, you will first have to unsubscribe yourself from the list, and then resubscribe. That way you will start over with lesson 1. To unsubscribe, click on the unsubscribe link at the very bottom of this message. Then go to the following page and resubscribe:

http://www.a-better-way.com/memberservices/businessbuilding/

Don't forget to tell your successline about this course. Send them to the above web page to sign up.

I would very much appreciate any feedback that you might be able to give me on this course. You can send feedback to me simply by replying to this message, or by sending your comments to dr.weed@a-better-way.com. What did you find most helpful? What would you like to see added? How was the frequency of the messages? Any other feedback would be greatly appreciated.

And finally, I would like to suggest another great resource for helping you build your network marketing business: Paula Pritchard is a self-made millionaire who has built global organizations of as many as 200,000 across 16 countries. You can read about Paula and her book “Owning Yourself” and training program “What You Need to Know to Build a Profitable Network Marketing Business,” available on CD at http://www.MLMMadeSimple.com

Wishing You the Best in Health and Prosperity!
Dr. Duane Weed, MS, DC, LAc
http://weed.mynsp.com

For your convenience, the previous lessons from this series can be accessed from the menu below:

1 Welcome and Introduction 2 Quality is the Difference 3 Service Sets You Apart
4 Know Your Company 5 Know Your Opportunity 6 Know Your Compensation Plan
7 About Network Marketing 8 The Online Health Assessment 9 Company Loyalty
10 Goals 11 Persistence 12 Integrity
13 Follow-up 14 Customer Follow-up 15 Member Follow-up
16 Knowledge is Power 17 Tax Advantages 18 Self-esteem
19 Meetings 20 Type of Business 21 Distributor Websites
22 NSP Forum 23 Using the Internet 24 Building Web Traffic
25 Become a Master Networker 26 Recruiter or Sponsor? 27 Testimonials
28 Testimonials 2 29 Your Personal Story 30 Email Newsletters
31 More on Goals 32 More on Goals 2 33 More on Goals 3
34 More on Goals 4 35 Perseverance 36 More on Type of Business
37 Internet 38 Newsletters 39 Advertising
40 Free Advertising 41 Events 42 Home Parties
43 Public Speaking 44 Joint Ventures 45 Natural Health Consultant

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