Kynect

Dallas-based Stream continues to expand its footprint and stay at the forefront as a leader in the direct selling industry. StreamFounded: 2005Headquarters: Dallas, TXTop Executive: Mark “Bouncer” Schiro, CEOAnnual Revenue: $958 MillionProducts: Energy (electric and gas), wireless, protective and home services Dallas-based Stream was founded in 2005 by Rob Snyder and Pierre Koshakji as a direct selling…

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Direct selling is big business — $189-billion-a-year big business — with more than 117 million independent distributors worldwide*, representing everything from clothing and jewelry to wellness, nutrition products, and home décor. And with the distributor compensation complexity factored in can cause some complicated tax compliance rules. The Who For starters, who is responsible for reporting sales…

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Direct Selling Association

In Washington, D.C. and across the country, there is an association for everything. Each industry, product or interest group has its own agenda. And there is an association to advocate for each one of those agendas on all levels of government. For Americans, it seems only natural to stand together and advocate for a point…

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Delaware

Dallas, Texas-based Stream (formerly Stream Energy), a provider of connected life services, recently launched its line of energy services, in addition to wireless, protective and home services, in Delaware. This is the company’s second energy expansion in 2017, following the opening of the Illinois market in September. Delaware is the eighth state added to Stream’s…

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Direct Selling Association

Click here to order the December 2017 issue in which this article appeared. I look back over 2017 with great pride at what the DSA team accomplished on behalf of our industry. We brought member company executives together to share their advice and concerns, to support our vital advocacy efforts, and to commit to ever-higher ethical standards…

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Direct Selling Association

Click here to order the November 2017 issue in which this article appeared. DSA’s mission is to police, promote and protect its members. That’s how we ensure a landscape in which direct selling companies can operate effectively and ethically while protecting consumers from bad actors. A large part of this mission is the work DSA does with…

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Dallas-based Stream (formerly Stream Energy), a leading direct selling company and provider of connected life services, recently launched its line of Energy Services, in addition to Wireless, Protective and Home Services, in northern Illinois. Illinois is the seventh state added to Stream’s growing energy retail provider footprint, which includes Texas, Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey,…

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The Latino Coalition (TLC), the leading, national non-partisan advocacy organization representing Hispanic businesses and consumers, recently hosted the Capturing the Momentum Summit: The Hispanic Economic Agenda at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, D.C. The summit brought together leading executives, small business owners and government officials to discuss economic policies that…

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Direct Selling Association

With apologies to Franklin D. Roosevelt and the New Deal, it actually is revolution, not evolution on the table. In this case, I’m referring to a revolution of ethics in direct selling.

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