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The Direct Selling Association (DSA) is reinforcing its commitment to consumers with heightened measures to ensure accurate and transparent product information from its member companies and their independent sellers. According to the DSA 2019 Growth and Outlook Survey, there are millions of direct sellers who market their products through personal explanation and demonstration across the country selling…

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A new Ipsos study conducted on behalf of the U.S. Direct Selling Association shows that a significant number of Americans are interested in pursuing entrepreneurial opportunities. The comprehensive study showed the highest interest coming from young people, and also confirmed the positive perceptions of direct selling as both an attractive entrepreneurial opportunity, as well as an ideally…

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The Direct Selling Association (DSA), hosted a Sales and Marketing Conference #Vision2020 in Lake Tahoe, CA, Dec 11-13.  The Conference served as an educational experience for direct selling industry professionals to share new ideas, best practices and growth strategies for in 2020. Keynote speakers featured at the Conference included Lisa Gudding, Executive Vice President at Ipsos, on…

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DSA

DSA Brings Together Government Officials, Industry Leaders to Discuss Vital Issues for Direct Selling On October 7–8, the Direct Selling Association (DSA) hosted its annual Legal and Regulatory Seminar in Washington, D.C. The seminar brought together industry leaders to discuss legal and regulatory issues impacting the direct selling business and how companies and the Association…

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Debbie Lesko

A Women’s Entrepreneurship Event led by U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Lesko (R-AZ) and the Direct Selling Association (DSA) was held on Monday, July 29, in Glendale, Arizona. Independent sales representatives from DSA member companies Amway, Arbonne International, Isagenix International and Mary Kay, Inc. participated in the event. The roundtable discussion focused on getting women involved in entrepreneurship, and…

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H.R. 3522

On June 26, 2019, the Preserving Direct Seller Independence Act, H.R 3522, was introduced with bipartisan support. The Act reinforces the status of direct sellers as independent contractors by incorporating the specific language in Section 3508 of the Internal Revenue Service Code on direct selling independent contractor status into the Fair Labor Standards Act. As…

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In conjunction with its annual meeting, the U.S. Direct Selling Association (DSA), announced top honors to the industry’s standout companies at its 2019 DSA Awards gala in Austin, Texas. In addition, the Direct Selling Education Foundation(DSEF) announced three new inductees to its prestigious Circle of Honor. DSA Awards DSA Awards recognize the outstanding programs DSA…

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According to the “DSA 2019 Growth & Outlook Report: U.S. Direct Selling in 2018” released today by the Direct Selling Association (DSA) at its Annual Meeting in Austin, Texas, 2018 saw growth in retail sales, as well as the number of people selling and purchasing products and service through the direct sales channel. Growth &…

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United States Representative Richard Hudson (R-NC) is the new co-chair of the Congressional Direct Selling Caucus in the 116th Congress. The caucus was established in 2015 as a bipartisan forum to build greater awareness about direct selling and policy issues relevant to the business. Representative Hudson will replace outgoing co-chair U.S. Representative Marcia Blackburn (R-TN), who was elected…

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