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Commune Periculum Concordiam Parit

by Joseph N. Mariano

February 01, 2013

Father John Sheridan taught Latin back at my Jesuit high school, and if I remember any of it correctly, the above means that “a common danger will bring forth unity.”


Direct Sellers Play Vital Role in U.S. Economy

by Amy M. Robinson with Alyssa A. Wolice

January 01, 2013

From the presidential election to the now famous “fiscal cliff,” the last quarter of 2012 brought with it plenty of political positioning and fancy rhetoric. Amidst all of it, though, one thing remained certain: Small businesses, often seen as the “backbone” of the U.S. economy, would play an important role in a post-recession America.


The Best Candidate Did Not Win

by Joseph N. Mariano

December 01, 2012

The best candidate did not win. I still believe that. He had better ideas, would have brought a fresh approach to office, and would have been more moderate and sensitive to business concerns.


Make Your Vote Count on Election Day

by Joseph N. Mariano

November 01, 2012

You’ve likely seen a lot of political ads this election season, certainly with a lot of promises and probably with a lot of half-truths and misrepresentations, too.


DSA Hosts Second Women’s Leadership Retreat

by Amy M. Robinson

October 01, 2012

We often talk about the flexible hours, sense of empowerment and opportunity to create better lives for themselves and their families enjoyed by direct sellers.


Job creation, skills development and social upliftment are vital elements of much needed economic growth in our country, and it is these keywords that are synonymous with direct selling worldwide.


Changing the Game: Community Colleges Embrace DSEF’s Direct Selling Entrepreneur Program

by Charlie Orr, Executive Director, Direct Selling Education Foundation

August 01, 2012

Imagine members of your field organization sitting in a college classroom learning the entrepreneurial skills that are both universal to small-business owners and specific to direct selling—skills that complement and strengthen the excellent training programs your companies have in place to teach your field about your unique cultures, products and business opportunities.


The Business of Creating Better Lives

by Joseph N. Mariano

July 01, 2012

Were you in Dallas at the DSA Annual Meeting?


I am truly looking forward to my first Annual Meeting as President of the Direct Selling Association. How fitting that this year’s theme, “Inspiring Entrepreneurs,” reflects what I and other leaders of our industry have tried to instill in each and every person we encounter.


Direct Selling Continues to Grow in Europe

by Maurits Bruggink

April 01, 2012

Direct selling continues to perform strongly in Europe, despite the global economic crisis. Statistics compiled by Seldia and the World Federation of Direct Selling Associations (WFDSA) show a growth in sales in the European Union of 8.1 percent in 2010.


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