Posts Tagged ‘Direct Selling Association’

The Power of Pink

Pink

An icon in both the beauty and network marketing industries, Mary Kay has been focused on empowering women since its inception in 1963—long before female empowerment was mainstream news. Mary Kay Founded: 1963 Headquarters: Dallas, Texas Top Executives: David Holl, CEO Products: Skincare and cosmetics Today, with millions of consultants worldwide, 1,500 corporate employees and…

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Q&A with Ryan Napierski

Ryan Napierski

Transformation is a Perpetual Process. Nu Skin President Ryan Napierski was named the DSA Chairman at the DSA Annual Meeting in June. I recently connected with Ryan to talk about his focus and vision for his upcoming new role as well as insights on what is happening at Nu Skin. We are a couple months…

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DSA, Congresswoman Debbie Lesko Lead Women’s Entrepreneurship Event

Debbie Lesko

A Women’s Entrepreneurship Event led by U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Lesko (R-AZ) and the Direct Selling Association (DSA) was held on Monday, July 29, in Glendale, Arizona. Independent sales representatives from DSA member companies Amway, Arbonne International, Isagenix International and Mary Kay, Inc. participated in the event. The roundtable discussion focused on getting women involved in entrepreneurship, and…

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Kannaway Announces Updated Branding Strategy, New Website

rebranded

Medical Marijuana, Inc. announced that its subsidiary Kannaway® has launched a completely redesigned website and the rebranding of its globally recognized hemp-derived cannabidiol (CBD) products. The company hopes that consumers will find the new website easier to navigate for access to the products and CBD education that fits their unique lifestyles. Kannaway’s rebranded products are designed to be…

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California Assembly Bill 5 Approved

California Bill

The California Senate Labor, Public Employment, and Retirement Committee passed a bill Wednesday that would likely result in a variety of industries, including gig economy companies, to classify individuals in their business as employees rather than independent contractors. Assembly Bill 5, introduced in January by Rep. Lorena Gonzalez, codifies and expands a landmark state supreme…

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U.S. DSA Supports H.R. 3522, the Preserving Direct Seller Independence Act

H.R. 3522

On June 26, 2019, the Preserving Direct Seller Independence Act, H.R 3522, was introduced with bipartisan support. The Act reinforces the status of direct sellers as independent contractors by incorporating the specific language in Section 3508 of the Internal Revenue Service Code on direct selling independent contractor status into the Fair Labor Standards Act. As…

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The Evolving Retail Landscape and the Five Ways Direct Selling Can Achieve Sustained Growth

DSA’s 2019 Growth & Outlook Survey results were just released, and after two years of modest decline, direct selling returned to growth, achieving $35.4 billion in estimated retail sales. Riding on the tailwinds of strong macroeconomic conditions, the direct selling channel is well-positioned to achieve accelerated and sustained growth if it addresses the following: Revisiting…

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Kannaway Names Peter Dale As General Manager of Japan Division

Kannaway has appointed Peter Dale as General Manager of its Japan division slated to officially launch later this year. Cannabidiol (CBD) products have been legal on a federal level in Japan since 2016, and have been available for retail purchase. Dale brings more than 40 years of consistently proven leadership experience at large corporations such as Neora International, Javita Japan, Waiora,…

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DSA Announces 2019 Awards Winners

In conjunction with its annual meeting, the U.S. Direct Selling Association (DSA), announced top honors to the industry’s standout companies at its 2019 DSA Awards gala in Austin, Texas. In addition, the Direct Selling Education Foundation(DSEF) announced three new inductees to its prestigious Circle of Honor. DSA Awards DSA Awards recognize the outstanding programs DSA…

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