December 2014

DSN MAGAZINE

Cover Story

Who Will Summit Next?: Reaching $1 Billion

by J.M. Emmert

“Life’s a bit like mountaineering,” said Sir Edmund Hillary. “Never look down.” It’s what direct sellers do, too—never look down. Read more...


I’m writing this letter from my hotel room in marvelous Rio De Janeiro, home to the 2014 World Congress of the World Federation of Direct Selling Associations. The event has brought together approximately 400 people from companies based around the world, all united for one purpose: supporting the direct selling path of entrepreneurship and the opportunity it presents to people from all walks of life. Read more...


Many executives have had the experience. They launch or join a young company that is growing quickly, but over time the momentum slows. That was the story at LifeVantage Corp., and its experience has made it a believer in the necessity to embrace change. Read more...


Logan Stout’s desire is to help people from all ages, backgrounds and educational levels reach true success. His passion for health and wellness is evident in his new business venture. Read more...


Ignited by emotional connections forged with customers, access to products once only available at expensive salons and an embrace of social media, a handful of party plan companies are seeing their business boom—with no signs of a slowdown. Read more...


Your organization has been busy. You’ve been focusing on acquiring representatives and customers, increasing sales, decreasing cost without losing quality, building revenue and profitability, and outpacing the competition. While your organization has worked hard to improve operating efficiencies, you may begin to feel the need to analyze more specifics about what is happening in your business. Read more...


Working Smart

When Direct Selling Goes Digital

by Fred Bendaña and John Schnettgoecke

“It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change.” —Charles Darwin Read more...


"Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication." —Leonardo daVinci This is one of my favorite quotes for sure. True to its meaning, it says so much by saying so little. Read more...


The U.S. economy is strengthening in large part due to women’s advances in the workplace. According to McKinsey & Company, the additional productive power of women who have entered the workforce since 1970 accounts for about one-fourth of the current GDP. Read more...


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