Don't Miss the Insider's Tour of "Q Sciences" at Direct Selling Symposium


The next Direct Selling Symposium promises to be an exciting and informative event for early stage direct selling companies and traditional retail businesses seeking to launch a product or company in the model. Will your company be joining us?Daren Hogge, CEOOn the last day of the Symposium we will also be offering a behind the scenes tour of Q Sciences, a young direct selling company experiencing explosive growth. The Utah-based company is dedicated to making a difference in improving quality of life for people throughout the world. Founder, CEO and President Daren Hogge will be leading the tour and sharing his experiences leading a hot young company through the startup phase.The conference will be held in Salt Lake City September 11-13.  The tour will be held on Friday, September 13 at 3pm on the tail end of the conference.  It is an optional event and space is limited, so be sure to add “Optional Company Tour” when you register. 

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At the Symposium, experts with years — even decades — of experience are available to you. You don’t have to navigate everything on your own!Come and learn the Best Practices from the Best Minds.At the Direct Selling Symposium, you can learn directly from the direct selling “A Team” of specialists. Your expert A-Team:
  • Have consulted with 54 of the 100 largest direct selling companies in the worldIMAGE: (Soon Yours!) DSA Ethos AwardIMAGE: (Soon Yours!) DSA Ethos AwardIMAGE: DSA Partnership Award
  • Worked with hundreds of early-stage and growth-stage companies.
  • Have over 250 years of combined direct selling experience.
  • Represent six of the prestigious Direct Selling Association “Ethos Award” Winners
The Symposium includes two full days of intensive training (no selling!) with our team of experts…all for less than the cost of a consulting session with any one of them!**Early Bird Bonus! Sign up before Sept 1st and you’ll receive the LaunchSmart Advanced Startup Guide (a $295 dollar value) absolutely free! This is the industry’s most comprehensive, full-scale best practices manual for a successful startup!
Space is limited, so reserve your spot today.

Topics Include:

Strategic Planning

  • Recruiting Dynamic Executives

  • Creating The Company Value Proposition

  • Go to Market Strategy

  • Owning Your Company Story

  • Creating the Company Culture


Financial Considerations

  • Funding Resources How & When

  • The Lean & Mean Philosophy

  • Business Processes The Devil is in the Details

  • Profit & Non Profit 


Legal & Regulatory

  • Understanding Major Pitfalls

  • Managing the IRS

  • Protecting Intellectual Properties



  • Leveraging Social Media & Online Marketing

  • Branding/Web Design

  • Creating your Mobile Strategy

  • Product /Pricing


Compensation Plan & Software Technology

  • Understanding your options

  • Designing a plan for your products

  • Creating Specific Behaviors

  • Product Driven vs Recruiting Driven

  • Build vs Buy

  • What to look for & Pitfalls

Operations & Customer Services

  • The Nordstrom Approach

  • Managing Inventory

  • Home Office Tours

  • Launches Pre, Soft and Hard

  • Your business in a box


Recruiting & Training  Corporate & Field


  • Finding the right leadership

  • Knowing your customers

  • The Magic of a Business Presentation

  • Using Social Media

  • Secrets of building a volunteer army

  • Creating System Dependency

  • The Magic of Great Events

  • Why Field Communication is Critical

…and much more!


Schedule of Events

Wednesday, September 11

– Registration begins 12pm

– Sessions 1pm-5pm

– Consulting Table Sessions 5pm-7pm

Thursday, September 12

– Sessions 8am-5pm

– Consulting Table Sessions 5pm-6:30pm

-Networking Social 6:30-8pm

Friday, September 13– Sessions 8am-1pm- 1pm-5pmOptional Company Tour Photo of March 2013 Symposium


Location:  Salt Lake City – Salt Lake Marriott Downtown at City Creek (block reserved for guests). Book NOWat Marriott a single or double room at $114 per night (first come basis)

Fee: Only $195.00 (second attendee just $145, and third and subsequent attendees only $95). Add optional company tour for $95 per person.

What you get:

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