Posts by Brittany Glenn

Fine and Forever

TOCARA

TOCARA Founded: 2008 Headquarters: St. Laurent, Quebec Top Executives: Randall Markus, Founder and President Products: Sterling Silver and Stainless Steel Jewelry A lifetime jewelry manufacturer fell in love with direct sales and put the two together in TOCARA. Old Montreal is where Randall Markus got his start in the jewelry business decades ago. Today, Markus…

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Stop Chasing Technology

APIs

Want to cut costs, improve efficiency and increase profits? Develop a killer set of APIs. APIS, or application programming interfaces, were once the realm of technicaljargon prone software engineers. Today, however, there is a growing need for executives, sales analysts, HR specialists and others in all industries to understand the value of APIs. All these…

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Where East Meets West

Vasayo

Vasayo combines the best of Asian and American elements to lay the foundation for a global brand. YOU MAY NOT HAVE HEARD OF THE HEALTH AND WELLNESS COMPANY VASAYO, BUT YOU WILL LIKELY RECOGNIZE THE NAME OF ITS FOUNDER: DALLIN LARSEN. With a background in the direct selling industry that spans three decades, Dallin is…

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Have You Checked Your Arbitration Clause Lately?

Arbitration Clause

IT HOLDS THE KEY TO PROTECTING your company from legal and reputational harm. IN RECENT years, a growing number of class action lawsuits have been filed against some of the direct selling industry’s leading companies. The fact is, no one is immune when class action lawyers get you in their crosshairs. The best way to…

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Neora: A Company for a New Era

Neora

With the launch of a new name and compensation plan, Neora brings a new aura to the company formerly known as Nerium International.   Neora (formerly Nerium International) Founded: 2011 Headquarters: Addison, Texas Top Executive: Jeff Olson, Founder and CEO | Deborah Heisz, Co-CEO Products: Skincare, Personal Care and Wellness   In the beginning, there was…

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Mannatech: Sound Science Yields Value & Growth

Mannatech Q3 2019

Throughout its history, Mannatech has founded its success on rock solid science and is now poised for robust growth. Since its founding in 1994, Mannatech, Inc. has made a name for itself through product innovation and a commitment to sound science. Indeed, when you walk into the company’s headquarters in Flower Mound, Texas, the first…

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Full Stream Ahead

Kynect

Dallas-based Stream continues to expand its footprint and stay at the forefront as a leader in the direct selling industry. Stream Founded: 2005 Headquarters: Dallas, TX Top Executive: Mark “Bouncer” Schiro, CEO Annual Revenue: $958 Million Products: Energy (electric and gas), wireless, protective and home services Dallas-based Stream was founded in 2005 by Rob Snyder and Pierre…

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Of Stalk And Stem — Kannaway’s Growth Story

As the first direct selling company to sell cannabis products, Kannaway’s growth stems from selling CBD oil and hemp-based products. KANNAWAY Founded: 2014 Headquarters: San Diego, CA Top Executive: Blake Schroeder, CEO Products: Hemp-based products, including cannabidiol oil or CBD-oil products Oh, cannabis. Whether you go all wobbly at the knees at the mere mention of…

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Fragile or Agile?

Disruption is coming. How nimble is your company to weather the inevitable storm? Ten years ago, when we needed a ride, we called a cab by default. Then came Uber and Lyft, to the dismay of taxi drivers. Twenty years ago, when we wanted to buy new clothes, we drove to the mall. Then came…

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