Multilevel Marketing (aka Network Marketing): Is this a Good Business to Be In?

June 5, 2013
Hosted by D. Anthony Miles, Ph.D.

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This show will discuss the controversial business of multilevel marketing. MLM is also known as “network marketing,” is a business model based on a pyramid structure. MLM is network of distributors that sell retail products through nontraditional distribution systems. MLM’s foundation is built on recruitment. Many individuals that get involved with MLM either lose money or never make money. Unfortunately MLM seduces individuals with a dream of owning their own business. The reality is very much different. Many MLM companies have been some of the most prosecuted businesses in federal and state courts. Is Multilevel marketing a legitimate business? What attracts people to MLM and why do they leave? Why won’t the Small Business Administration (SBA) finance MLM as a business? We will be joined by experts, Robert FitzPatrick and Dr. Jon Taylor and they will answer these questions. You don’t want to miss this show! Come join us at Game On ® Business Talk Radio with D. Anthony Miles

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D. Anthony Miles, Ph.D.

Dr. Miles is from San Antonio, Texas. He is CEO and founder of Miles Development Industries Corporation®, a consulting practice and venture capital acquisition firm. He is a leading business expert in entrepreneurship, management, and marketing. His experience includes over 20 years in the retail, banking and financial services industry. He has held positions with Fortune 500 companies, and has consulted several start-up ventures and small, medium, and large-sized businesses and companies. Dr. Miles developed a business and strategic plan for Brooks City-Base, a former military base that was under Base Realignment Closure. He conducted research on minority contract awards trends with the City of San Antonio Government's Economic Development Department. Dr. Miles’ certifications include: Management Consultant Professional, Registered Business Analyst, Certified Chartered Marketing Analyst, and Master Business Consultant. His published books are “Risk Factors and Business Models: Understanding the Five Forces of Entrepreneurial Risk,” and “Entrepreneurship and Risk: The Five Forces of Entrepreneurial Risk: Forces That Cause Business Failure and Discontinuance,” and academic journals including Academy of Business Research Journal, Southern Business and Economic Journal, Journal of Business Research, Journal of Management Research, and others. He holds a Ph.D/MBA in Entrepreneurship and General Business, MBA in Management and BBA in Marketing/Management.

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