One of the primary benefits of the U.S. Direct Selling Association (DSA) membership is our member-directed research program that provides unique insights and business intelligence about the direct selling channel you can’t find anywhere else.
Did you know that, after the federal government, trade associations are the second-largest employer in the Washington, D.C., area? Despite this impressive fact, many people, however, actually do not know what a trade association is, or does. But we at DSA definitely do.
It’s hard to believe another year is about to come to a close.
Finding the right strategic partner to help a business grow and succeed is no easy task.
Last month, the Direct Selling Association (DSA) launched an important new collaboration with our members to share insights on the modifications to our Code of Ethics that will take effect on Jan. 1, 2016, and best practices in key areas of business ethics.
Smart companies that recognize the advantages of the direct selling channel in growing their businesses understand that building their brands around robust corporate social responsibility programs helps them establish legitimacy and trust with consumers, whose expectations continue to rise.
Earlier this year, I had an opportunity to discuss the Direct Selling Association’s (DSA’s) self-regulatory approach at a Direct Selling Education Foundation (DSEF) forum that examined best practices and ideas from various industries.
As the rich cream rises to the top of a barrel of milk and is valued for its delightful taste, so too do the valuable and outstanding leaders of an industry rise to be recognized as prized and appreciated contributors.
In direct selling, people make all the difference. That isn’t a corporate or association cliché, it’s the backbone of our business model.
A few weeks after the Federal Trade Commission’s National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW), the Direct Selling Education Foundation (DSEF) hosted a panel discussion with top executives from three industries—advertising, distilled spirits and direct selling—to discuss the role of self-regulatory initiatives and their benefits to consumers.