Direct Sales: Think Your Friend’s Small Business Is a Pyramid Scheme? Think Again! by Ann Marie Gardinier Halstead
So many of us live paycheck to paycheck, struggling to make ends meet and spend more time with our families. Have you noticed that many parents, mothers in particular, are becoming their own bosses? You may have heard direct sales businesses referred to as pyramid schemes. But pyramid schemes are illegal. Many of these companies are multi-level marketing businesses, not much different than a bricks and mortar store with associates, an assistant manager, manager, etc.
Wouldn’t you rather support your friend’s small business than a large chain store? I know I’d rather support a friend who is trying to pay for her child’s swim lessons than help a billionaire CEO buy another home. So the next time your friends post about their small businesses on social media, whether they're in direct sales or not, consider supporting them.