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    Direct Selling Gives Back to the Global Community

    Across the United States and around the world, a direct selling presence brings more to a community than just a business opportunity. It brings a commitment to good citizenship—a pledge to give back to those communities where direct sellers live and work and to respond to the needs of others in times of a national or global crisis. 
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    A Robust Compliance Program Is a Must-Have

    It is more important than ever for direct selling companies to have a robust and functional compliance program in today’s regulatory environment. The direct selling industry is under constant scrutiny by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and State Attorneys General, and recent changes at the FTC suggest that this level of scrutiny is likely to intensify. 
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    Direct Selling in the New Normal

    As part of DSA’s Change Makers virtual event last November, the Direct Selling Education Foundation held a live-streamed conversation featuring DSEF Fellows Dr. Sandy Jap and Kathy Korman Frey to discuss what success looks like in the “new normal.” The session was moderated by Connie Tang, former Princess House CEO and DSEF Board Member.
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    Welcome to the Dance

    The direct selling channel has always represented an opportunity for all—and is even described as the “democratization of entrepreneurship.” But in today’s world of inclusion and diversity, are companies being good stewards of that heritage value? We asked some of today’s top direct selling leaders to share their thoughts on diversity and inclusion efforts at their companies.
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    Separating Fact from Fiction

    Direct selling is a popular option for millions of Americans because of the work–life flexibility, high-quality products, and supplemental earning potential such companies offer. In addition to these attractions, some of those new to the direct selling channel also seek short- or long-term earning potential—even though by definition, these entrepreneurial financial rewards are uncertain.

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    Direct Selling Under Scrutiny

    When DSEF Fellow Dr. Robert Peterson, the John T. Stuart Chair in Business Administration at The University of Texas at Austin (UTA), reviewed the white paper “Alchemy of a Pyramid Scheme: Transmutating Business Opportunity into a Negative Wealth Transfer,” he found it deeply flawed.