Team National, National Companies MLM: Facts, News and Reviews

by louabbott on October 17, 2009

aka National Companies Inc., BigN, BigN.com

Updated 12/29/2011 by Brian Boyd, Team National Leader.

“National Companies, Inc. is a multi-million dollar direct sales company located in Fort Lauderdale, FL.

National is a coast-to-coast business that markets 30 different products and services in 12 different industries through a benefits package. National provides savings for benefit package owners who purchase goods and services from vehicles to communications, and includes many other items ranging from fine jewelry to home mortgages …

Dick Loehr is Chairman and owner of the National Companies.  In 1996 Dick began developing a company to provide benefits and services.  In 1997, he provided his benefits package to a small direct selling company that began business in 1992.  Over the next 2 years, Dick and his leadership team continued to enhance the benefits and services provided in the package.

In 1999, Dick purchased the marketing plan and associate group from that direct selling company. Dick then focused on restructuring the company, relocating the corporate office and developing field committees.  In 2001, Dick redesigned the company name, logo and brand.  The new name, National Companies Inc. truly fit the ever growing benefits package.  The field was then referred to as Team National because of Dick’s belief in working together as a Team.” –National Companies Corporate site

Founded: 1997
Founder: Richard Loehr
President and CEO: Angela Loehr Chrysler

Sales: “In 1999, total product and benefit package sales were approx. $8 million. In just 5 years, the 2004 total product and benefit package sales reached $70 million … 2006 – $150 million dollars … 2007 …$175 million dollars” -company site

Key Products: Benefits Packages filled with savings on a large number of goods and services you are already using by purchasing products through partner companies.

Comp Plan: Binary compensation plan with multiple business center possibility is based primarily on selling the benefits packages – $795 for 2 year membership, $2195 for a lifetime membership. Download the Team National / BigN comp plan.

Guarantee: 3 day right of rescission only

National Companies
4350 Oakes Road, Suite 512
Davie, FL 33314
Phone (954) 584-2151
Fax (954) 584-2747

Team National Company Site

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VICTOR LABORDE January 9, 2016 at 6:12 pm Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

how many members are there in team national.

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AJ Wilson September 8, 2014 at 4:48 pm Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

Can you specifically tell me the difference between a “pyramid” design and the MLM? What makes a pyramid illegal?

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sandy May 23, 2013 at 10:36 pm Thumb up 0 Thumb down 1

Hi there, My husband Ed. & I MY Sandy, might be joining the team, but first of all we would like to find out if there is a way to make payment’s until we get all paid off, for the lifetime one, membership? Thx. Sandy & Ed.

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thomas May 29, 2013 at 12:20 pm Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

i’d be glad to help you with any info, just email me :)

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James May 13, 2015 at 12:42 pm Thumb up 1 Thumb down 0

I’d like a full list of all the stores, not just the companies (I can find that on the website) that Team National is affiliated with. So I can make an informed decision. Thank you, Thomas.

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Tabatha April 1, 2012 at 8:35 pm Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

My mother in law is going through a divorce and is convinced that she can make a living and suppliment her soon to be ex-husband’s income with what she’ll make with team national. However, I am terribly worried for her. She is very naive, trusting, and her expectations of this company are way too high for me to comfortable. To me, anything that is a pyramid scheme is just that, a scheme. If anyone could help me in my research I would greatly appreciate it! I dont care if you are a “gung-ho” team national distributer that wants to argue with me. Please do!! Let me know why you feel that it is a great opportunity. Tell me how much time you had to put into it. Tell me how successful you have becomw.

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lulu June 14, 2012 at 1:25 pm Thumb up 4 Thumb down 3

Team National is not a pyramid. Pyramid’s are illegal. Team National is celebrating their 15th year. They started with a select membership program which has grown to over 20 different industries. Anyone in this business is able to make more than anyone else. I can make more money than the person who hosted me, and I can make more money than the person who hosted the person who hosted me, etc. You do not make money on other people’s personal purchases. You do not have a sales minumim you have to make. You have no product you have to inventory. You work on your own time. And, with any other business…the more you time you put in the more you get out of it. Success does not happen on its own. I am very pleased to be a part of the Team National team!

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Mae May 7, 2014 at 4:13 pm Thumb up 0 Thumb down 1

thank you Lulu for your info it sure helped me to get my confidence back because so many people have been putting the company down.We got into it a month ago and have not been able to get any business but to be honest we haven’t put a lot of time into it either.

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Joseph January 18, 2013 at 9:22 pm Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

Tabatha,

I’m happy to see you are concerned about your mother in law. We need a lot more folks like you who care deeply about others. I’ve been in TN for a little over 7 months now (joined not long after you made this post). I was always agains the “pyramid schemes”, but I was just ignorant. Think about corporate America… let’s take Ford Motor Co…
Henry Ford
CEO COO CFO
High Level Managers==
Mid Level Managers======
Sales Field ================
Mechanics====================

You get the picture… Corporate America is more a “pyramid” if the term is used as loosely as you are (and I did) using it. The truth is this is a sales business, and the product is BRILLIANT. That’s primarily because it isn’t a product. You simply save money on things you were already going to buy, from places you are already buying them. Show me one person who doesn’t like to save money.

You are paid on the volume of sales that your personal contacts lead to. This is why this is really the ANTI-Pyramid. Like lulu said, TN IMDs (distributors) can make way more than those above them in the “pyramid”.

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Christian Figueroa November 10, 2010 at 4:03 pm Thumb up 4 Thumb down 0

Hi, i’m a fellow IMD .. Ive been in Team National for almost about eight months.. I see what this business can really do for me and many OTHER’S .Team National is the #1 Direct selling company there is out right now nd the most paying as well and accredited by Wells Fargo Bank(look it up). I LOVE Team National!

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Sandra September 5, 2010 at 2:05 pm Thumb up 2 Thumb down 0

Hi, I just purchased a product from your company through a store and I want more info on it. Whom do I contact?

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M. L. Anderson June 18, 2010 at 5:04 pm Thumb up 12 Thumb down 2

I am a member of the Team National Business Exchange. Team National is great, have been a member for 5 years, Get more business from Team National Members than I do from my Yellow pages add. Have been cutting down the add in the YP for the last 2 years, because of this.

Over those 5 years I have saved, and earned over 12,000 dollars, not a bad return on my envestment.
Oh Yes, I only buy what I need. Food, parts, New Digital Cameras when my film processing company stoped developing pro films. I also bought a car and saved 6,000 on it.

The only time TN dose not work is when the person dose not work TN.
MLA

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Gene July 26, 2010 at 2:38 pm Thumb up 6 Thumb down 9

I assume you are factoring in your six thousand dollar car savings. Not knowing the car type, when purchased, this isn’t much better than you could get on the regular market. Also don’t forget to factor in your time, and what savings you would have got outside the tn marketplace, your “investment” performed alot worse than you think it did.

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Craig April 17, 2010 at 7:52 pm Thumb up 7 Thumb down 14

As long as your giving your jaded “opinion” of all of your MLM & DSL competitors; why don’t you list “whole truth” about YOUR adjenda behind this site??? To the naieve you come across as unbiased & neutral. That implies a level of “TRUTH” that is clearly missing from the implications of this site. I got my degree in Marketing and have spent 30 years practicing in that industry–and I know a rat when I smell one!

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louabbott April 18, 2010 at 1:34 pm Thumb up 11 Thumb down 1

Obviously, you don’t know me, Craig.

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Craig October 6, 2011 at 10:54 am Thumb up 4 Thumb down 0

Just to be clear; I’ve dug into Team National / National Companies and am VERY impressed. I was referring to some tendencies on this site to “damn with faint praise” a company which, in my opinion, is as good as (and I believe better than) most companies out there–MLM or otherwise. (Including ALL types from “traditional brick & morter” companies (which I myself have run in the past); to MLM’s, to Direct Sales, and from C -corp to S- corp to LLC’s etc.) I wish some of the retail stores we deal with on a daily basis (outside of National) were as ethical & “user-friendly” as I have found the Team National group to be. Just can’t say enough good about them.

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Paul September 7, 2015 at 2:24 am Thumb up 0 Thumb down 1

CRAIG
“Just to be clear; I’ve dug into Team National / National Companies and am VERY impressed. I was referring to some tendencies on this site to “damn with faint praise” a company which, in my opinion, is as good as (and I believe better than) most companies out there–MLM or otherwise. (Including ALL types from “traditional brick & morter” companies (which I myself have run in the past); to MLM’s, to Direct Sales, and from C -corp to S- corp to LLC’s etc.) I wish some of the retail stores we deal with on a daily basis (outside of National) were as ethical & “user-friendly” as I have found the Team National group to be. Just can’t say enough good about them.”

Craig really…. really?
You have 30 years marketing experience and the rat you are smelling is you.

I have 0 years in marketing and I found this:
http://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1101216/000104653201500273/f10qsb92001_national.txt

This:
http://behindmlm.com/companies/team-national-review-discount-memberships/

and a article stating that Team National sold health insurance from a company that wound up being bogus and the owners of TGR, inc received jail time and has to pay $3 million in restitution. Way to background check and sell quality products team national!! real responsible

I found about 100,000 negative complaints of TN.

I found all that in about 2 hours….BUT after 3 more hours of searching I have not been able to find one item sold in the “TN Membership package” not ONE definitive item i could compare price/make/model of so I could see how much i could save,

Team National is the definition of a pyramid scam.
You sir are an idiot or a team scam shill

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Scott February 1, 2016 at 6:17 pm Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

Let me preface this reply by saying that I am an IMD with Team National.

Just to address your website links: the first is something you’ll find on all types of companies, not just MLMs. The SEC and Federal Trade Commission tends to be a little more strict with MLMs due to the propensity of fraudulent schemes to masquerade as an MLM, but rest assured, there are many legitimate MLMs out there, of which Team National is one. So, the link to the SEC website is essentially meaningless. The second link is to a website that is clearly anti-MLM, irrespective of any specific MLMs business practice. There are also many “facts” on that link that are completely incorrect or only partly so. This is not an unbiased presentation of any MLM, but an attempt to persuade the readers to the page publisher’s opinion.

Is there a perfect MLM company out there? Absolutely not. But are there legitimate companies out there? There are indeed, and Team National is one of them. You can expect Team National to make mistakes, as it is run by people, and people make mistakes. They are diligent in their business proceedings, but things get missed. You’ll find that even typical corporations also have similar business mishaps, if you investigate them in the same manner you have investigated Team National.

I too, out of curiosity, have searched for negative complaints. Without going into detail, there are two obvious reasons for most of the negativity: 1) the members didn’t utilize their savings benefits or relied on their upline too much (instead of being proactive, they chose to be a victim), and/or 2) the upline wasn’t committed to their downline and left out details or neglected them once they signed up. Either way, the company itself isn’t to blame.

I can’t comment as to why they don’t have the compensation plan or “products” readily available on their website; we certainly don’t hide them during our presentation (and actually go out of our way to make sure any prospects understand them in excruciating detail).

Regarding savings, many things vary depending on person and situation, so it’s more likely that you and I would have different savings experiences than similar, except in regards to rebates with online shopping and using Business Exchange members for services.

Team National is NOT a pyramid scam. You buy a into a membership savings group with the option of inviting others in, for which you get paid. In short, you get out of it what you put into it. Even if you choose not to market it to others, you can easily save more than you put into it. If you think you can get a better deal on your own, please do. They aren’t trying to scam anyone and certainly would encourage you to get the best deal you can it.

It pains me to see that you are so negative towards not only Team National, but MLMs in general and Craig, the gentleman you so kindly referred to as an “idiot” in your post. If you choose not to believe in MLMs as a legitimate business practice, so be it; you’re only hurting yourself. But there is no reason to insult others who disagree with your beliefs.

I wish you the best in whatever endeavors you choose to embark and strongly recommend to find a reputable MLM to help build both your finances and yourself.

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