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Feature Articles are shorter length features on topics trending in the channel. Harder hitting and heavily researched, these articles tackle important issues and trends.
Living so much of our lives online as we do today—videos, memes, influencers and friends supply no shortage of inspirational messages aimed at lifting people up and moving them forward—it can be hard to imagine a time before personal development, a time before the introspective work of improving oneself was even considered valid, let alone mainstream.
Revenue growth is the mark of a company that is doing something right. When a company can continue a pattern of revenue growth for two or three consecutive years, it signals healthy momentum and creates a new level of credibility among peers and customers. But four years? Four years of consecutive revenue growth tangibly illustrates that a growth mindset and resiliency is cemented into a company’s DNA.
Diversity. Equity. Inclusion. Seldom have three words been packed with so much potential, yet also mired in controversy. They can be bounced around like political footballs; serve as HR “to-do” boxes aimed at maintaining a status quo; or be harbingers of real change that accelerate the success of the people, companies and industries who understand that there’s a business case to be made for DEI and widen their strategic planning accordingly.
For the purposes of this study, recognition was really explored under the umbrella of “Motivations.” Meaning, we examined all the programs, communication, celebration and incentives that would most likely resonate for direct sellers to join, stay and thrive with direct selling companies. Interestingly, the differences between men and women were just as stark as the differences between generations.
As always, DSU was jam-packed with amazing content from amazing speakers. My notebook was crammed with all kinds of great ideas, helpful stats and interesting approaches worth considering for my own business. I learned something new from every single presenter.
Direct selling is prone to corruption within a pyramid scheme because the number of MLMs, or businesses that operate with a multi-level component, make it easy to “hide” the fraudulent element of the business long enough for those at the top to take significant profit before it collapses. How to tell the good from the bad.