We now know what has become of Creative Memories. New new re-branded Creative Memories (NNRBCM) remains a direct sales company, with a somewhat simplified career plan. Advisors get a discount and they can sign other advisors up under them.
Unfortunately, the actual plan is not simple. Instead of focusing on producing and selling high-quality products for photo preservation, NNRBCM has generated a byzantine labyrinth of policies, procedures, and restrictions that serve little purpose except to limit the potential reach of Creative Memories. The problem with twenty-four pages of rules is that they are one-sided, serving only to limit potential activities of potential recruits. They divert attention from the benefits and features of NNRBCM’s products into a discussion of what is allowed and not allowed. It is hard to believe that NNRBCM has the desire and resources for protracted legal battles.
The world does not have to be this complex. For comparison, the Costco membership agreement, which allows resale of all products except alcohol. is two pages long and contains almost no legalese (see pages 14-15 of their membership brochure). By all accounts, Costco is successful.
Go ahead and give it a try, Creative Memories. Revise your agreement and remember KISS “Keep it simple, stupid”. Everyone will be better off.