On paper it doesn’t seem like Xyngular’s math should work. The company’s equation for weight loss? Become less to become more. Its algorithm for financial stability? Bring in a few hundred dollars more a month, not millions a year. XyngularFounded: 2009Headquarters: Lehi, UTTop Executive: Russ Fletcher, CEOAnnual Revenue: $100 Million But the numbers are adding up…

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This Sidebar is a part of the September 2018 Company Spotlight. Xyngular executives we talked to for this story all pointed to the same two things as the company’s biggest strengths: a strong holistic product and a strong, values-based culture. But what about its challenges? Fletcher jokes that there are two answers to that question—the…

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In this issue: List of Top 100 Companies DSN Welcomes Executives and Guests to its Global 100 Evening of Celebration Global Good: Why Direct Selling Succeeds Beyond Our Borders 5 Best Practices for Making It Work in the Global Market Frequently Asked Questions about the Global 100 Ranking Bravo Legacy Award: D. Gary Young: A…

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  Find the local direct selling association. “The national DSA will have detailed knowledge of how the market works and can inform companies which legal regulations apply,” says Katarina Molin, executive director at Seldia, the European Direct Selling Association. Hire native speakers. Someone who knows the language from the inside will help you avoid faux…

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4Life

In their first month of business, 4Life Research founders David and Bianca Lisonbee made $254 in sales. Today that would buy only about six containers of 4Life Transfer Factor Classic supplements. 4Life ResearchFounded: 1998Headquarters: Sandy, UtahTop Executive: President and CEO Danny Lee2016 Revenue: $316 MillionProducts: Cell-Based Health and Wellness. In 2017, their sales were $316 million—enough for more than 8…

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IBO Brian B. and Amway Vice Chairman Jim Payne go “Over the Edge” for Easter Seals at the annual event in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The rappelling activity raises funds for the charity.

Managing an $8.8 billion global enterprise while being the face of a $183 billion international market is a lot of responsibility. But Amway, the world’s largest direct selling company, with headquarters in Ada, Michigan, seems comfortable with—and energized by—the challenge. AmwayFounded: 1959Headquarters: Ada, MichiganTop Executives: Co-CEOs Steve Van Andel and Doug DeVos2016 Revenue: $8.80 billionGlobal 100 Ranking: 1Products: Personal care, wellness,…

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Ambit Energy was a data processor before being a data processor was cool. In 2006, based on their experience in the telecom industry, founders Jere Thompson and Chris Chambless decided that Ambit had to become a data processing company first, to keep up with the anticipated growth from their direct sales in marketing electricity and…

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Click here to order the November 2017 issue in which this article appeared. Remember when getting online was a big deal? Twenty years ago, internet connections were wire-bound, sporadic and slow. Email addresses and web access at work were the exception. We flipped open a cellphone to make a call and that was about it. Web-based and…

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With more than 40 years of direct selling experience under his belt, John Fleming knows just about all there is to know about this channel. But there’s one thing that still puzzles him, says the Direct Selling News former Publisher and now Ambassador: “I’ve never understood why anyone associated with the direct selling business model didn’t understand…

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