The Direct Selling Association presented the 2020 DSA Award winners for top honors in customer service, products, innovation and to individuals who stood out as a prominent leader in the industry in a virtual awards ceremony. The 2020 DSA Award winners include: 2020 CSR Vision for Tomorrow: Amway – Project Light Speed Excellence in Business:…

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The Federal Trade Commission has launched a nationwide crackdown on scams that take advantage of the pandemic and current financial crisis. Operation Income Illusion will focus on pyramid schemes, investment scams, bogus coaching courses, work-from-home scams and companies making promises about income opportunities that in truth cost consumers more than they earn. Since 2016, consumers…

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FTC vs. Neora

Joseph N. Mariano, president and CEO of the Direct Selling Association (DSA), shared the following on the recent loss of direct selling legend Bob Brouse. With deep sadness, I write to report the loss of a direct selling industry and association leader, a recipient of the first DSEF Circle of Honor in 1988, and the 1995…

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DSA

The Direct Selling Association (DSA) has filed a brief challenging the authority of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). On October 2, DSA filed an amicus brief in the United States Supreme Court with the United States Chamber of Commerce and National Retail Federation in FTC v. AMG Capital Management LLC. The brief supports the position of AMG Capital Management regarding an enforcement action…

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On September 23, the Direct Selling Association (DSA) hosted its annual Direct Selling Day on Capitol Hill for independent direct sellers throughout the United States. The event took place across the country this year and participants spoke with elected representatives virtually at their homes. More than 125 direct selling distributors and executives representing 33 states met with Members…

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DSA

Everything rides on this—that’s a common quote heard about the outcome of the November election. The idea is that what happens in a few short weeks will not only dictate the next two or four years but potentially the next twenty or more. Not agreeing or disagreeing with that point of view, I prefer to…

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This year has landed us all amid events larger than any of us as individuals, community members, and businesspeople might have imagined, not the least of which is the galvanized awareness of inclusive diversity and equity issues across the country. Years ago, thoughtful industry leaders established the DSA Diversity and Empowerment Committee as a permanent…

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FTC vs. Neora

BBB National Programs’ Direct Selling Self-Regulatory Council (DSSRC), in partnership with the Direct Selling Association (DSA),  released new Guidance on Earnings Claims that defines and identifies earnings claims to ensure all representations made by direct-selling companies or members of their salesforce comply with legal and self-regulatory standards. This new guidance is the most comprehensive ever…

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Direct Seller Independence Act

Bi-partisan members of the Congressional Direct Selling Caucus sent a letter to leadership in the House and Senate requesting relief for direct sellers in the next stimulus package to be passed by Congress. Led by Caucus Co-Chairs Rep. Richard Hudson (R-NC) and Rep. Marc Veasey (D-TX), the letter was signed also signed by Caucus members…

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Direct Selling Australia announced winners of the 2020 DSA Industry Awards at the first-ever virtual ceremony, attended by industry leaders and peers. The awards recognize the achievements of member companies that are transforming the lives of those seeking flexible and meaningful ways to earn an income. “The awards aim to empower independent direct sellers, fuel…

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