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E-commerce giants and the gig economy are fierce opponents, but direct selling’s unique marketing strategy could be its best chance to weather the competition. Meaningful human interaction can seem like a dying art in this digital age. Front porches have been replaced by neighborhood Facebook groups, teachers assign homework by email, and political candidates rely…

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Click here to order the December 2017 issue in which this article appeared. In This Issue:The Most Influential Women in Direct SellingBringing Gender Parity to Direct Selling Advocating for the Direct Selling Community Navigating the Millennial-Driven WorldSticking to a Winning Business ModelLeading with Passion and CommitmentLaunching New Products and SegmentsRecruiting and Retaining the FieldDirect Selling Icons Just a few…

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Nyla and Noelle, a social selling direct seller based in Richmond, Virginia, opened in April 2017. The new clothing company allows entrepreneurs looking for a career in fashion to run their own clothing and accessory boutique from home. Nyla and Noelle supplies its Curators, as independent business owners are called, with dresses, tops, skirts, pants,…

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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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Click here to order the November 2017 issue in which this article appeared. I LOVE BEING IN THIS CHANNEL. Over the past 27 years, I feel like I’ve seen it all. And really, truly, from daily field work to taking part in growing businesses, seeing the operations and mentoring young business leaders, I can’t imagine a better…

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  Le-VeL Brands Founded: 2012Headquarters: Frisco, TexasTop Executives: Jason Camper and Paul Gravette, Co-Owners/Co-Founders and Co-CEOs2016 Revenue: $449 millionGlobal 100 Ranking: 44Products: Nutritional/Health and Wellness Products Celebrating its fifth anniversary, Le-Vel Brands is the proverbial train barreling through the direct selling terrain as it picks up speed with new product offerings and a growing base of entrepreneurs and product users. With…

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