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.
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.
It is often said that small business entrepreneurs play a critical part in the revival of the U.S. economy.
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.
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.
Earlier this year, hysteria and panic followed the finding of horse meat in some “beef-labelled” burgers and lasagnas in England.
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.