Dustin Willis

Southwestern, the 163-year-old direct seller and one of Middle Tennessee’s oldest and largest private corporations, recently announced the appointment of a new CEO. On July 1, Dustin Hillis will be promoted to the position held by Henry Bedford since 2006. Bedford will continue to serve as Chairman of the Board of the corporation and as…

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Since 2004 Direct Selling News has been dedicated to telling stories focused on relating the opportunities direct sellers provide to millions of independent business owners around the globe. So it seemed only fitting for DSN to further recognize the industry by compiling a comprehensive list, starting in 2010, of the top direct selling companies in the world.

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Photo: Southwestern group service project in Dominican Republic. “THE MOST IMPORTANT THING THAT OUR INDIVIDUAL EXPERIENCES WITH SOUTHWESTERN PROVIDED was the development of character—doing what needed to be done whether we felt like it or not.” “Yes, the planning, goal setting and book-keeping were all good skills, but it was ‘hitting the wall,’ which we all…

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Advocating for the Direct Selling Community

Click here to order the December 2017 issue in which this article appeared. In This Issue:The Most Influential Women in Direct SellingBringing Gender Parity to Direct Selling Advocating for the Direct Selling Community Navigating the Millennial-Driven WorldSticking to a Winning Business ModelLeading with Passion and CommitmentLaunching New Products and SegmentsRecruiting and Retaining the FieldDirect Selling Icons The role of…

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2017 Global 100

Since 2004 Direct Selling News has been dedicated to telling stories focused on relating the opportunities direct sellers provide to millions of independent business owners around the globe. So it seemed only fitting for DSN to further recognize the industry by compiling a comprehensive list, starting in 2010, of the top direct selling companies in the world.

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