Wow! The first month of 2017 is already behind us. It feels like we were just celebrating New Year’s and making resolutions. Time sure goes by in a flash and it’s easy to get sidetracked and lose sight of your goals. So if you’ve slipped a bit, it’s the start of a new month, with new opportunities waiting. What’s holding you back?

This month we’re going to discuss conflicts of interest. As you already know, ACN IBOs are free to participate in other direct sales, multilevel, or network marketing business ventures. However, there are strict conditions that all IBOs must adhere to when promoting those other business opportunities. If an IBO is engaged in another business opportunity, it is the responsibility of the IBO to ensure that his or her ACN business is operated entirely separate and apart from that other business. What does that mean? Well, for starters, IBOs are not permitted to directly or indirectly recruit or solicit other ACN IBOs for any other business opportunities. The term “recruit” or “solicit” includes the actual or attempted sponsorship, solicitation, enrollment or effort of influence to enroll an ACN IBO in another multilevel, network marketing or direct sales opportunity. This includes general solicitation on your social media networking sites where your “friends” include persons who are ACN IBOs. To reiterate, while you are an IBO of ACN, and for a period of one year after termination or resignation, you may not solicit, recruit or encourage, (directly or indirectly) any IBO to join another network marketing company.

Unfortunately, it happens. IBOs leave and attempt to take people with them. It can be devastating to an organization. We want you to know we’re here to help, but we need you to appreciate that there is a process that includes substantiation of allegations. A full investigation takes place. Therefore, please keep in mind that without your help, we can’t be successful.

If you have any questions about this or any of our policies, please contact the Business Ethics Department at We are here to help you.


We’ve been seeing more social media posts that include income, earnings and lifestyle claims. Please remember that these types of claims are not permitted when promoting the ACN opportunity. The FTC has recently expressed concerns about false or misleading earnings claims made by the Direct Selling Industry overall; whether expressly or by implication. Let’s keep it clean! If you have questions about a post, please ask.

Pro-Tip: Remember to use the hashtag #WeAreACN when promoting your business.