COVID-19 has changed the game and so will the resurrection of the social justice movement. The direct selling model has been approaching an inflection point for more than a few years. We have never experienced a threat to the health and welfare of nations as we are experiencing today. Add to that the events of…

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The FTC v. AdvoCare Litigation Continues in a Texas Federal Court as Two Former AdvoCare Distributors Mount Challenge to FTC’s Enforcement Authority. Largely unnoticed in the publicity surrounding the FTC v. AdvoCare lawsuit in October 2019 was the fact that two former AdvoCare distributors named in FTC’s complaint refused to settle with the FTC. In…

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How do you overcome the requirement of having to rely on part-time people? You create simple systems that anyone can follow. Most of us like to hear and want to believe that people are the most important asset of a company. It seems like I was taught in my very first business class that good people…

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As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to wreak havoc in the medical and business community, direct sales companies face the added pressure of ensuring that their independent sales representatives are not seeking to boost sales by making unauthorized health claims related to the coronavirus. Statements that imply or expressly claim that a product can treat or…

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Leaders FOCUS their organization during a crisis.  The COVID-19 pandemic has presented us with what might be the most unique business experience of our careers, one we are all trying to wrap our minds around from a public health perspective. I’m not qualified to speak to the health aspect of COVID-19, but my experience leading…

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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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FDA

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently issued warning letters to 15 companies for illegally selling products containing cannabidiol (CBD) in ways that violate the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act). The FDA also published a revised Consumer Update detailing safety concerns about CBD products more broadly. Based on the lack of…

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Five-Dollar Jewelry

Can five-dollar accessories change the world? Maybe not, but thousands of bargain jewelry-wielding Paparazzi consultants are willing to try. Many of today’s hottest brands had humble beginnings. So too was the genesis of Paparazzi Accessories, an unassuming company turned jewelry powerhouse who began as little more than a pastime for sisters Misty Kirby and Chani Reeve. While…

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SHOWTIME

We need to be more proactive in dealing with our channel’s negative perception. On Aug. 25, SHOWTIME aired the first episode On Becoming a God in Central Florida, starring Kirsten Dunst. The series is set in a small town near Orlando in 1992, and Dunst plays Krystal Stubbs, a minimum-wage water park employee, who lies,…

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Direct Selling vs. The Gig Economy

What used to be friendly territory is now a battleground. The gig economy is no longer an outlier. According to a recent McKinsey Global report titled Independent Work: Choice, Necessity and the Gig Economy found that 162 million people in Europe and the United States—or 20 to 30 percent of the working-age population—engage in some…

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