The U.S. labor market is rapidly evolving. Despite 50-year lows in unemployment, wages have remained stagnant when adjusted for inflation over the past 50 years, and household debt (including student loan, medical, and credit card debt) has reached record levels ($13.5 trillion). Within this context, DSA commissioned a study by Ipsos, a global leader in…

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Halloween Costume

Today, approximately 180 million people in the US will celebrate Halloween, including millions of entrepreneurs. The National Retail Federation and other sources report that of those 180 million people, approximately 2.5 million adults will dress as vampires, 4 percent will dress as Donald Trump and 7.2 million as witches. With adults so engaged in Halloween,…

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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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Avon Q3

Avon Products, Inc. has announced it has reached a series of milestones in its plans to transform the digital capabilities of its Representatives and improve interactions with consumers. The London-based beauty company’s global digital platforms and experience team has launched a fully digitized, mobile-enabled, e-interactive brochure that allows Avon Representatives to connect quickly and effectively with their customers. Avon…

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According to the recently released “Growth and Outlook Report: U.S. Direct Selling in 2017” by the Direct Selling Association (DSA), 2017 saw slight decreases in sales and involvement in direct selling in the United States, the largest direct selling market in the world. The DSA, the national trade association for companies that offer entrepreneurial opportunities to…

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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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