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201 GREAT IDEAS for Your SMALL BUSINESS, Third Edition by Jane Applegate

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GREAT 99 IDEA: Consider Multilevel Marketing: Send Out Cards

Kent Shields is a serial entrepreneur. He's owned a construction business and now owns a computer storage business.

He's also a part-time distributor for Send Out Cards, a multilevel marketing company based in Salt Lake City. (See page 149 for my exclusive interview with founder Kody Bateman.)

“I found out about the company through a friend who was a distributor,” said Shields. “I knew I needed (the cards) because I can't remember people's birthdays or anniversaries.”

He earns about $3,000 a year as a rep and spends most of that sending cards and gifts to clients. “Just the little bit I've done pays for the use of the system,” he said. “You get a little percentage on what the people ...

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