The shift to remote work, whether full-time or part-time, has not only impacted workers, it’s required managers to adapt their styles, develop new skills, and overcome unique challenges. Struggling with trust, adapting to new forms of communication, and finding a balance between providing too little and too much direction seems to be the top issues, according to…

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A new survey shows that, despite uncertainty heading into 2021, small and medium-sized business owners remain positive. A new American Express survey published at the end of October reveals a high level of confidence and optimism from small and mid-sized business owners despite an economic downturn and widespread shutdowns through 2020. The inaugural American Express…

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While virtual meetings have become a necessity in the “COVID economy,” in-person meetings and presentations are slowly starting to re-emerge. They may look and feel a bit different. Still, with proper planning, expectations and safety measures, the positive impact of meeting and building relationships in-person can resume as a fundamental aspect of what makes the direct selling…

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A well-planned and fully executed merchandise strategy makes your field more vested in the business and helps create a cohesive culture between the field and corporate team. Branded merchandise can be a terrific way to promote your company, build your brand’s unique culture, and turn your business owners—your most important customers—into walking billboards. But creating…

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When used properly, email may be more powerful than ever for growing a direct sales business. Email marketing is dead, right? Far from it. More and more direct sellers are using email marketing to grow their businesses and build a following online. However, the focus is not on selling or promotion. They’re finding the most…

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The latest disruptive social media platform that could be a powerful tool for direct selling companies and their field… There are more than 1 billion active users on Instagram, making it the third-largest social media platform behind Facebook and YouTube. This summer, the social media titan launched Instagram TV (IGTV)—a formidable answer to YouTube, but…

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