Click Here to buy RENEWAL: Leading Direct Selling Turnarounds Brett Blake has been a very busy man as he’s turned out yet another great book. We recently featured him in October regarding his first book Private Equity Investing in Direct Selling: Identifying Risks and Rewards, which was aimed at the investing community and helping direct…

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Some interesting facts that will give you some context that difficulty in retaining an independent salesforce is not unique to direct selling. A feeling of exhilaration pulses through a new recruit when they first join a direct selling business opportunity. There is the excitement of a new adventure, a spirit of optimism of future success,…

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MY MANTRA, “Give value and do more than is expected,” is the cornerstone of exceptional customer service. Living up to this mantra requires a shift in mindset. You must constantly prioritize your customers’ needs above your own, while simultaneously asking yourself how you can improve your quality of service. By doing so, you will establish…

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HOPE HAS NEVER been—nor ever will be—a strategy. It will only get you so far before real work has to be done. In this month’s cover story, we tackle we talk about how our channel is at a crossroads. It can either stay on its current traditional path or evolve to what Gordon Hester, author…

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THE WORLD IS CHANGING AT A FASTER PACE THAN AT ANY TIME IN HISTORY. The need for any leader, company, or industry to seek relevancy and leadership in the marketplace has never been greater. The direct selling industry is no exception to this reality. The competition for consumers requires us to be reimagine how we…

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CEO Gaya Samarasingha’s shares six lessons and strategies learned.  As we celebrate Kalaia’s second anniversary and the launch of our first international market (Australia), it is humbling to look back on our journey thus far. Since the launch in February 2018, we have been able to build a solid foundation that allowed us to expand…

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Consultants to pay one enrollment fee and access all three Stella & Dot brands. Last October Jessica Herrin, Founder and CEO of Stella & Dot Family of Brands jumped on Facebook to announce their 2020 Social Retail initiative. “Social retail is our innovative go to market strategy where we are bringing together our family of…

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Here we are at the beginning of a new decade, a time of renewal, a time to look forward. And what better way to start off the year than to honor 17 women founders from all different backgrounds. Their entrepreneurial spirit and drive for excellence in achievement has created companies whose monthly revenues exceed $50…

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Our channel needs to resist complacency by continuing the vitality, curiosity and focus of a startup. Jeff Bezos has written a letter to his shareholders each year since the company’s inception. These letters outline Amazon’s long-term mission, culture and values. His 2017 letter, however, stood out more than the others for me. Bezos defined what…

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Joni Rogers-Kante on stage

Joni Rogers-Kante has dedicated her life to helping women become part of something greater than themselves. When SeneGence Founder, CEO and Chairwoman Joni Rogers-Kante’s son Alan was a toddler and became a single mother, she set two goals that would come to shape her life. First, she wanted to devote her life’s work to helping…

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