It may not be easy being green, but Viridian Energy has turned greenness into a multimillion-dollar direct selling powerhouse with a global vision: to create a path to a more sustainable future.
Le-Vel Co-Founder/Co-Owner Paul Gravette has been in the direct selling industry since he was 23. He’s achieved seven-figure incomes and created large organizations as a distributor, and he’s founded and built successful direct selling companies of his own.
Inclusive and equitable education for all, that’s what makes a better world. Nearly two decades ago, Natura, the largest manufacturer and direct seller of cosmetics, hygiene and beauty products in Brazil, mobilized its salesforce and committed to positively impacting public education in Latin America. Its mission was to build a better world, one mind at a time.
The Direct Selling Association held its 2014 Annual Meeting this past June 1–3. More than 1,000 executives from direct selling and vendor partner companies gathered in Orlando to celebrate achievements and to discuss the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead for the industry.
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.
Which companies had the greatest growth this year? Who was the top Asian company? How about the largest in Health & Wellness?
by J.M. Emmert
After an extensive search, the Direct Selling Education Foundation has chosen its next Executive Director, Gary Huggins.
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