Archive for August 2012

Inc. Magazine Unveils the Inc. 500

Inc. magazine has announced its 31st annual Inc. 500|5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy—America’s independent entrepreneurs.

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Herbalife’s Shorts’ Problems Could Be Longs’ Opportunities

In early May, Herbalife, the No. 3 direct seller in the world according to DSN‘s 2011 Global 100 list, saw its share price plunge over 35 percent (to as low as $45.55 from high volume trading) when hedge fund manager David Einhorn posed questions regarding reporting of the purchase and use of products and services by salespeople.

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Philippines Economy in ‘Sweet Spot’

A recent interview with Australia-based ANZ Bank Chief Economist Paul Gruenwald signaled good news for direct selling companies doing business in The Philippines: the country’s economy is in a sweet spot, and the future outlook is favorable.

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Blyth Shares Soar Amid ViSalus Spin-off Plans

Shares of Greenwich, Conn.-based Blyth Inc. soared more than 20 percent to a four-year high today after the company announced plans to spin off ViSalus, its weight-loss, energy drink and nutritional supplements business through an initial public offering of stock worth up to $175 million.

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