If you are an Avon rep or a representative for a direct sales company, make sure to check the local rules, regulations and laws in your area before you:
1. Participate in a vendor event (some don’t allow direct sales companies to participate; some states require a business license to sell products);
2. Toss brochures onto driveways/porches (this is usually okay, though you may end up fielding a cranky phone call or two from the recipient);
3. Hang brochures from mailboxes (the USPS usually will not allow this, but in some jurisdictions, it is allowed);
4. Place brochures under windshield wipers (in some jurisdictions, this is against the law and you could be fined for doing it);
5. Cold call on homes/businesses with “No Soliciting” signs (this is usually a personal preference thing, but I usually abide their wishes for fear of irritating them and creating a bad reputation for myself);
6. Put a sign in your front yard (some HOAs have rules against advertising businesses); and,
7. Put a vinyl sign on your car that is not parking inside your garage (some HOAs have rules against advertising businesses).
These are only a few of the things you should make certain you are following local rules and regs on. Have I left out some others? Share them in the comments!