Archive for August 2011

Brand: New Thoughts

Since our launch in 2004, Scentsy has grown steadily, from sales of less than $100,000 in 2004 to more than $380 million last year. Within the last year alone, we moved up 31 spots from No. 64 to No. 33 on the DSN Global 100 list.

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Goin’ Mobile

In 1971 when Pete Townshend of The Who belted out the lyrics, “I can stop in any street and talk with people that we meet, goin’ mobile,” who could have imagined what goin’ mobile would imply in today’s world.

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August 2011

DSA, Nature’s Sunshine Products, Mannatech Inc., Herbalife, Phototron Holdings Inc., 4Life, Zurvita, North American Power, GeneLink Inc.

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Belcorp: International Beauty

The United States is a land of opportunity for many, including companies headquartered in other countries. Peru-based cosmetics direct seller Belcorp is one that has chosen to make something of it.

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Letter from John Fleming, August 2011

My entire thought process for this month’s “From the Publisher” shifted when I read the news that only 18,000 jobs were created in the United States in June, against an expectation of approximately 90,000.

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Maveron Invests in Gigi Hill

Private Equity Continues to Reach Out to Direct Selling Industry. With strong consumer brands such as eBay®, Cranium®, Potbelly® and Shutterfly® already in their portfolio, executives at Maveron—a venture capital firm co-founded in 1998 by Howard Schultz, CEO of Starbucks.

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