Archive for November 2018

Seldia Recognizes Mary Kay Europe as “Best Company of the Year”

Seldia, the European Direct Selling Association, recently recognized Mary Kay Europe as “Best Company of the Year” at its 2018 Astra Awards. Seldia represents 28 national direct selling associations and 20 member companies throughout Europe. Its mission is to promote the interest of national direct selling associations and direct selling companies in the European footprint.…

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DSA Fall Conference 2018 Recap

DSA Fall Conference 2018

Earlier this month, DSA Fall Conference 2018 welcomed more than 300 direct selling leaders to share the latest innovations, ideas and insights for today’s competitive market. The conference, held in Arlington, Va., allowed attendees to gain valuable insights on sales and marketing strategies, leveraging technology to fuel growth and brand value, independent contractor classification issues, recent legal…

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Lessons for Motivating A Volunteer Salesforce

Direct selling companies and non-profit organizations face a similar dilemma: How to motivate a salesforce made up of volunteers. These salesforces do not have quotas like typical sales teams. Their sales leaders have no hire or fire authority. Yet they have both been successful in aligning sales goals and motivating growth. How do they do it?…

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Direct Selling vs. The Gig Economy

Direct Selling vs. The Gig Economy

What used to be friendly territory is now a battleground. The gig economy is no longer an outlier. According to a recent McKinsey Global report titled Independent Work: Choice, Necessity and the Gig Economy found that 162 million people in Europe and the United States—or 20 to 30 percent of the working-age population—engage in some…

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Young Company Interview – Kalaia

Kalaia

Welcome to the Young Company Interview Series If you look at the companies and industries that have been disrupted the most over the past five years, it has been from young companies who have forced bigger brands to not only take a look at their operations but start thinking more like beginners instead of experts.…

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Herbalife Nutrition Foundation to Expand Casa Herbalife Program

Herbalife Nutrition

Herbalife Nutrition Foundation (HNF) announced that it will commit an additional $1 million to expand its Casa Herbalife program. The pledge will help the program, which was established in 2005, expand to more than 20 new community partners who provide access to good nutrition for children all over the world. The program currently serves more than 100,000 children in…

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Small Business Saturday 2018 Spending Sets Record High of $17.8 Billion

Small Business Saturday

Photo: Life-sized Shop Small® gingerbread shop in San Diego, CA. The ninth annual Small Business Saturday kicked off the holiday shopping season for consumers and small, independently owned businesses with record levels of reported spending. Total reported spending among U.S. consumers who said they shopped at independent retailers and restaurants on November 24, 2018, reached a…

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Beauty & Personal Care Market Expected to Reach $716 Billion by 2025

Augmented Reality

The global beauty and personal care products market size is anticipated to reach $716.6 billion by 2025. According to a new report by Grand View Research, there are four key factors that are expected to drive a CAGR of 5.9 percent in the market over the forecast period: Growing preference for natural and organic personal care (NOPC) products Increasing…

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Thirty-One Gifts to Visit NYC for Holiday Give-Back Events

Thirty-One Gifts to Visit NYC for Holiday Give-Back Events

Company representatives and sales leaders from Thirty-One Gifts are visiting New York City for two days of give-back events Nov. 27–28. Thirty-One’s philanthropic division—Thirty-One Gives—is leading the trip and invited the company’s sales leaders to join them to be part of the celebration to serve and support several nonprofit organizations. A total of 189 sales…

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Telecom Plus Half-Year Revenue Up 4%

Telecom Plus

Telecom Plus PLC (trading as the Utility Warehouse)  announced its half-year results for the six months ended 30 September 2018. Revenue was £311 million, up 4 percent from £299 million in 2017. The number of Members and services for the period increased by 10,479 and 86,372, compared to 5,265 and 36,348 in 2017 respectively. According…

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