DS Edge Goes Country!

    Kevin Thompson is an MLM attorney, proud husband, father of four and a founding member of Thompson Burton PLLC. Named as one of the top 25 most influential people in direct sales, Kevin Thompson has extensive experience to help entrepreneurs launch their businesses on secure legal footing. Recently featured on Bloomberg TV and several national publications, Thompson is a thought-leader in the industry.

    I’m incredibly excited to announce the location of the next DS Edge conference: my city, Nashville, Tennessee! It’s the home of country music and for two days in September, its neighbor (Franklin, TN) will be the home of direct selling. Come to Tennessee to learn how to start and grow your party plan or network […]

    Letters to a Young Networker

      Kevin Thompson is an MLM attorney, proud husband, father of four and a founding member of Thompson Burton PLLC. Named as one of the top 25 most influential people in direct sales, Kevin Thompson has extensive experience to help entrepreneurs launch their businesses on secure legal footing. Recently featured on Bloomberg TV and several national publications, Thompson is a thought-leader in the industry.

      Three months ago, I made a commitment to Richard Brooke that I’d have content prepared for a book by September 3rd.  Well, September 3rd has come and gone and there’s still not enough content.  I accept responsibility for the shortcoming.  I flubbed on it.  I’ve only got excuses, which are a dime a dozen.  I […]

      Living the Island Life and 7 Traits of Successful Companies

        Kevin Thompson is an MLM attorney, proud husband, father of four and a founding member of Thompson Burton PLLC. Named as one of the top 25 most influential people in direct sales, Kevin Thompson has extensive experience to help entrepreneurs launch their businesses on secure legal footing. Recently featured on Bloomberg TV and several national publications, Thompson is a thought-leader in the industry.

        I had the privilege of speaking at the Island Life launch party in Cocoa Beach, Florida. It was an exciting trip! I packed up the family and made a little vacation out of it. Buca and I have been friends for a couple of years and I was excited to hear the news about he […]

        33 Reasons NOT to Start a MLM

          Kevin Thompson is an MLM attorney, proud husband, father of four and a founding member of Thompson Burton PLLC. Named as one of the top 25 most influential people in direct sales, Kevin Thompson has extensive experience to help entrepreneurs launch their businesses on secure legal footing. Recently featured on Bloomberg TV and several national publications, Thompson is a thought-leader in the industry.

          I was speaking with a prospective client the other day and on his first question, he asked, “Are there any reasons why I should NOT start a network marketing business.”  I thought it was a neat exercise.  I think he was testing me to see if I could be objective.  After all, the MLM model is not ideal for everyone.  See below for 30 reasons why the model might not be the best for YOU as a means of distributing your product or service.  It’s ok to launch with some of these challenges.  But if the list stacks up high, exercise caution.  And of course, it all depends on the complexity of your business.

          Direct Selling Edge Part Deux!

            Kevin Thompson is an MLM attorney, proud husband, father of four and a founding member of Thompson Burton PLLC. Named as one of the top 25 most influential people in direct sales, Kevin Thompson has extensive experience to help entrepreneurs launch their businesses on secure legal footing. Recently featured on Bloomberg TV and several national publications, Thompson is a thought-leader in the industry.

            Direct Selling Edge conference for MLM startups is back!  After a very successful conference in September, we’ve done the impossible by adding even more content to an already stuffed agenda.  Check out what attendees said after our last event below