Posts Tagged ‘Forbes’

A Lifetime Of Change In One Decade

DSN Global 100

Changes in the global environment for direct selling companies are happening rapidly on all fronts. Shifting consumer expectations, tighter regulations, increasing digital demands and new competitors are forcing us to examine ourselves inside and out—question who we are, what we’re about and how we want to move forward. We can shrink from these challenges, or…

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Mary Kay Inc.’s David Holl Among Top Ten Most Reputable CEOs in World

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Mary Kay Inc. recently announced that Chairman and CEO David Holl is among the top ten most reputable chief executives in the world according to the Reputation Institute’s CEO RepTrack 2019. The Reputation Institute, the world’s leading provider of reputation measurement, measured the reputation of more than 140 global CEOs and canvassed more than 230,000 individual…

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Melaleuca’s VanderSloot Unveils Fund to Defend People from Medical-Debt Collectors

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Frank VanderSloot, founder and CEO of Melaleuca, recently launched a new fund to defend people from “overly aggressive medical debt collectors.” VanderSloot and his wife, Belinda, announced a $500,000 legal defense fund last week to help east Idahoans with medical debt who also have been slapped with “excessive attorney fees.” “Medical rates and medical expenses…

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Is Your Field Using a Home Business Virtual Assistant?

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Alexa can update Ambit Energy consultants on their current customer count and more about their business. Voice-activated virtual assistants aren’t just for playing your favorite music or reminding you to pick up bananas at the grocery store. They also can help home business owners run their business. Amazon’s Echo devices are still king of the…

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Mary Kay Inc. Recognized by Forbes for Diversity

America’s Best Midsize Employers 2019

Mary Kay Inc. announced that it has been recognized by Forbes as one of America’s Best Employers for Diversity 2019. Mary Kay is ranked number 150 of the 500 companies on the list. “What sets Mary Kay apart is its enthusiastic adherence to the principles on which Mary Kay Ash, our founder, formed the company,” said…

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6 Retail Tech Trends That Go Beyond Competing Against Amazon

According to a recent article by Forbes, technology to compete against a disruptive Amazon will continue to be central to the retail play of 2019. However, it isn’t the only thing driving what will makes retailers’ tech shopping list. While you can expect to see more holographic 3D images at malls and stores to wow you, the following…

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Lessons for Motivating A Volunteer Salesforce

Direct selling companies and non-profit organizations face a similar dilemma: How to motivate a salesforce made up of volunteers. These salesforces do not have quotas like typical sales teams. Their sales leaders have no hire or fire authority. Yet they have both been successful in aligning sales goals and motivating growth. How do they do it?…

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Cannabis Legislation Will Open New Doors for Direct Sellers

Next month, the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives are expected to meet to reconcile differences in their versions of the Farm Bill. One of the key points to be considered, the legalization of industrial hemp, is being carefully monitored by several direct selling companies looking to take part in what is expected to be…

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Rodan and Fields Make Forbes’ List of America’s Richest Self-Made Women

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Drs. Katie Rodan and Kathy Fields were among 24 self-made billionaires appearing on Forbes recently released annual list of America’s Richest Self-Made Women. The Rodan + Fields founders tied at #13 with a net worth of $1.5 billion. The 60 women on the list, led by ABC Supply cofounder and chairman Diane Hendricks with $4.9 billion, have a record combined…

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Tupperware Aiding NASA Development of Plant Growing System

International Space Station Orbiting Earth

Photo: International Space station orbiting Earth. According to a recent Forbes report, consumer food container company Tupperware Brands is playing an integral role in helping NASA develop a new plant growing system aboard the International Space Station (ISS). On April 2, the SpaceX Dragon spacecraft made its 14th resupply to the ISS. One area of scientific research for…

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