Direct selling is big business — $189-billion-a-year big business — with more than 117 million independent distributors worldwide*, representing everything from clothing and jewelry to wellness, nutrition products, and home décor. And with the distributor compensation complexity factored in can cause some complicated tax compliance rules. The Who For starters, who is responsible for reporting sales…

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Fragrance and home décor company Scentsy has enlisted its employees to inspire kindness. On Friday, April 27, to mark International Pay It Forward Day (April 28), owners Heidi and Orville Thompson gave every Scentsy employee $10 to go out in their communities and do a good deed. This marked the eighth year the Thompsons have…

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Taunton, Massachusetts-based Princess House, a direct seller of housewares and home décor, has been recognized as one of the top 100 women-led businesses in the state of Massachusetts. The annual list compiled by the Commonwealth Institute, in partnership with The Boston Globe, ranked Princess House No. 27 for its leadership in diversity and innovation. “We are…

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