Posts Tagged ‘DSA’

CANADA: Open For Business

Canada

With over 37 million people, Canada has excellent potential for continued development and expansion. Given the close geographic and cultural relationship between the U.S.A. and Canada, it is no surprise that many U.S.-based direct selling companies have a long and established presence north of the border. Add a number of successful Canadian and international companies…

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The Power of Association

Direct Selling Association

As is true with any membership, you get what you put into it. You reap the richest value from organizations when you become an active participant. Association membership works exactly the same way: DSA is a crucible in which relationships are fused and ideas forged. The return on a company’s membership investment can only grow when members…

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DSA Fall Conference 2018 Recap

DSA Fall Conference 2018

Earlier this month, DSA Fall Conference 2018 welcomed more than 300 direct selling leaders to share the latest innovations, ideas and insights for today’s competitive market. The conference, held in Arlington, Va., allowed attendees to gain valuable insights on sales and marketing strategies, leveraging technology to fuel growth and brand value, independent contractor classification issues, recent legal…

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Direct Selling vs. The Gig Economy

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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FTC Lauds Establishment of the Direct Selling Self-Regulatory Council

FYC Lois Greisman Speaks at DSA Fall Conference 2018

Lois Greisman, Associate Director of the Division of Marketing Practices, Federal Trade Commission (FTC) lauded the establishment of the Direct Selling Self-Regulatory Council (DS-SRC) at the Direct Selling Association (DSA) Fall Conference in Arlington, VA. In addition to providing an overview of the January 2018 FTC Business Guidance Concerning Multi-Level Marketing, Associate Director Greisman characterized…

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Secretary Acosta Recognizes Independent Contractors’ Important Role

Alexander Acosta

Photo: U.S. Department of Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta at DSA Fall Conference U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta recently recognized the important role independent contractors play in the American economy. Secretary Acosta presented the Trump Administration’s views on independent contractors at the Direct Selling Association Fall Conference held Nov. 12–14 in Arlington, VA. He highlighted the…

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Joining to Share Our Strengths

Direct Selling Association

Direct selling is strongest when we come together as a family and share our experience, insights and strengths. We all know how Amazon has impacted competition on the product side of our business, and the emerging gig economy players that rely on independent contractors have brought even more disruption to the marketplace. We delight in…

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Seldia Survey Shows Positive Impact of Direct Selling in Europe

Seldia

A new survey by Seldia shows direct selling continues to contribute to equality, entrepreneurship and growth in Europe. In celebration of its 50th anniversary, Seldia, the European direct selling association, commissioned global market research group Ipsos to do a comprehensive survey into the lives of direct sellers in 2018. The independent study, revealed at Seldia’s…

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DSA Announces Support for H.R. 7029

Direct Selling Association

The Direct Selling Association (DSA) announced today that it supports enactment of the Preserving Direct Seller Independence Act of 2018, H.R. 7029. Introduced by Rep. Tim Walberg (R-MI), the legislation would clearly define direct sellers as independent contractors under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) consistent with the Internal Revenue Service Code. DSA President Joseph N. Mariano…

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Seldia to Celebrate 50th Anniversary

Seldia, the European Direct Selling Association, is celebrating its 50th anniversary this month. Established in 1968 to represent the direct selling industry in Europe, Seldia’s mission is to promote direct selling to European Union (EU) institutions and to ensure that the EU and national policy makers in Europe are aware of the industry’s benefits and advantages,…

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