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Grandmom Would Be Proud

by Joseph N. Mariano

December 01, 2013

My little old Italian grandmother, Minnie, used to say, “If you can’t say something nice about a person, don’t say anything.” It was advice she didn’t always keep. These days, I am having a hard time biting my tongue as well.


Published here is our industry standard for ethical behavior, as written by the U.S. Direct Selling Association and held to by many companies in our channel.


Europe: ‘It’s the Little Differences’

by Maurits Bruggink 

October 01, 2013

Direct selling goes strong in Europe, 2 per cent growth last year despite the economic downturn, but it has not yet reached the same strengths as in the US.


Here’s how to tell a legitimate business from a pyramid scheme: Legitimate direct selling companies contribute to a vibrant marketplace by selling competitive, high-quality products and services and providing a sustainable source of income for those who choose to sell those products.


A Driving Force for Innovation

by Alyssa Wolice

August 01, 2013

It is often said that small business entrepreneurs play a critical part in the revival of the U.S. economy.


Celebrating the Resilience of Direct Sellers

by Joseph N. Mariano

July 01, 2013

As DSA’s recent Annual Meeting showed us, we have many reasons to celebrate. Entrepreneurship, empowerment, leadership and innovation are all hallmarks that describe what’s right about direct selling.


A Common Thread, a Common Cause

by Amy M. Robinson with Alyssa A. Wolice

June 01, 2013

One of the characteristics that sets direct selling apart from other business models is the fact that, within the sales channel, companies that might otherwise strictly be competitors so often collaborate to further the practice and professionalism of the direct selling model—creating a community more than just another industry.


Just over two years ago the Direct Selling Association of the United Kingdom underwent a major overhaul to re-energise the industry and establish stronger relationships with its member companies.


About Direct Selling, Horse Meat and Politics

by Maurits Bruggink

April 01, 2013

Earlier this year, hysteria and panic followed the finding of horse meat in some “beef-labelled” burgers and lasagnas in England.


A Message from the DSA

March 01, 2013

Nearly 16 million Americans engaged in direct selling in 2012, some as full-time entrepreneurs seeking to build a business and some as part-time representatives hoping to earn a little extra money.


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