I am careful to not overlap product lines as much as possible (for instance, three of my companies do stock one product in common) but unfortunately as companies grow this has become unavoidable.
So I generally stick to the core products and ask myself the following:
- What are my five most favourite products?
- Will I still love them a year from now?
- What is this companies signature line?
- Is this company open to running at the same time as other companies (some aren’t)
- If they are, what Policy do I need to know to remain compliant at all times?
- Does this work within my business structure?
- How long would it take to achieve Level One?