Could it really be August? From our point of view it seems like we are just getting started in working toward the many objectives we set for ourselves and this publication at the beginning of the year.
Those of us who attend the DSA Annual Meeting in June always find something that serves to inspire us to the promise of the future. This is one of the most basic motivations for attending, along with that once-a-year opportunity to interact with those who we know have a common interest in entrepreneurship through the direct selling model.
We are always proud to announce the DSN Global 100! Those companies that participate reveal not only a level of performance, but a very transparent look at who they are and what they do. The ranking allows for a compilation of stats, facts and profiles that serve to identify the impact these companies are having on lives and economies around the world.
The DSN Global 100 ranking of companies for 2013 has now been published on our website for the world to see.
For our 2014 DSN Global 100 list, the information is still being processed, and the ranking is almost complete. In a few short weeks we will announce this year’s list during our annual banquet on April 23. It’s been an amazing year with amazing results—true indicators of the role direct selling opportunities have played in the lives of people during 2013.
In our cover story for this issue, it is our honor to recognize “The Most Influential Women in Direct Selling.” The feature is focused on the role women play in the industry and the impact of their leadership.
Optimistic is the word that comes to mind as we now anticipate collecting information from many companies, which will lead us once again to the identification of the DSN Global 100.
Happy New Year! A great year is behind us, and a promising year lies before us. Much was accomplished during 2013.
It is the close of another great year, one in which we can reflect upon so many contributions made in support of independent direct sellers/business owners who have chosen to participate in this channel based on a very diverse combination of motivations.
As we move toward another Thanksgiving holiday, it is a most significant reminder, regardless of what else might be going on, that there is something very real about an attitude of gratitude and that there is always much to be thankful for.