Posts Tagged ‘gig economy’

Q&A with Brett Blake

CEO Brett Blake

Bringing more investment into Direct Selling According to direct selling veteran Brett Blake, direct selling companies need more capital, but even more, they need the help of smart investors and savvy executives from outside the industry to close the gap between current practices and those that will help it scale into the mainstream of public…

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Finders, Keepers

onboarding

How Strategic Onboarding And Support Lead To Better Retention We use to go to work at a company in our 20s and retire from that company in our 60s. Staying put was just what we did. Things have changed. Call it restlessness, distractibility, ambition, or all of the above—the urge to move is constant among…

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California AB5 Sets Dangerous Precedent

California AB5

On Tuesday, California lawmakers passed Assembly Bill 5, which would provide new wage and benefit protections to workers at so-called gig economy companies. The 29-11 vote now sends it back to the state Assembly for final approval. AB5, as it is also called, has drawn staunch opposition from on-demand delivery and ridesharing companies like Uber…

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QNET – 21 Years of Empowering Entrepreneurs

QNET

The Beginning QNET was founded in 1998 in the aftermath of the Asian Financial Crisis, and the heels of the dotcom crash that turned many local Asian economies upside down. It was a time of turmoil in more ways than one for a group of young Asian entrepreneurs who were reeling from having just discovered…

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Raising The Bar

recruiting message

Our channel needs to update its recruiting message and practices and concentrate on the real motivations and needs to attract future prospects. Amazon, gig economy competitors and other market forces have taken some wind out of direct selling’s sales. After years of significant growth, our industry’s U.S. revenue was down 1.6 percent in 2016 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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Developing a Modern Compensation Strategy

Today’s direct selling climate demands companies establish a compensation strategy, rather than just a commission plan. In the world of same-day shipping, the gig economy and instantaneous communication, you want to know where you stand in the direct selling industry and how to stay competitive. The landscape is shifting, and it will soon become apparent…

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Our Channel Must Evolve

smart technology

The way our channel responds to three specific market forces—competition from gigs, smart technology and hypersegmentation— will make the difference between our survival and extinction. Remember when customers learned about new products mostly from three television networks—or maybe from a magazine or mail-order catalog? Avon came calling, too, with lipstick samples and sometimes a presentation…

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Jeremy Redd Appointed Zija International President & CEO

Jeremy Redd Appointed Zija International President & CEO

Zija International announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Jeremy Redd as president and chief executive officer, effective immediately. “During this transformative growth period at Zija International, there is no one better to take the reins than Jeremy Redd,” said Ryan Palmer, Zija’s former president and current member of the Board of Directors. “Jeremy is an empowering leader with…

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USANA Sales Up 9.5% in Q4 2018; Up 13.6% for Year

Finance Financial Results Growth

USANA Health Sciences, Inc. (NYSE: USNA) announced financial results for its fiscal fourth quarter and full-year ended December 29, 2018. Fourth quarter 2018 net sales were $299.0 million, compared with $273.1 million in the prior-year period, or a 9.5 percent increase year-over-year. The company’s total number of active customers increased 9.0 percent year-over-year to 616,000.…

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