Industry veteran John Fleming shares his gig economy research and analysis in his latest book. John fleming has been one of direct selling’s most consistent and strongest advocates. John’s experience, study, and research of the direct selling business model are extensive. In recent years, John has devoted the major portion of his time to research and study of…

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Wayne Moorehead Talks with Ryan Napierski About the New Normal, What Keeps Him Up at Night and More. Remember when it was easy to network with your peers during impromptu hallway or dinner conversations at industry events and the resulting insights that came out of those conversations? DSN’s new Executive Insights series is the next best thing to those priceless exchanges.…

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As if the delivery truck caravans in our neighborhoods and the cardboard stacks in our garages weren’t proof enough of a pandemic-fueled e-commerce boom, look at the data: Online retail sales for the third quarter of 2020 were nearly 40 percent higher than for the same period in 2019, according to the U.S. Department of Commerce. And…

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When I think about our firm’s 2021 plans, these lyrics to Garth Brooks’ hit “The Dance” keep running through my thoughts… “Our lives are better left to chance. I could have missed the pain, But I’d have had to miss the dance.” The Element of Chance And boy, what a dance it’s been lately! I’ve…

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More than 1,000 direct selling executives tuned in to SUCCESS Partners University’s first all-virtual event. For two decades, SUCCESS Partners University (SPU) has been leading and hosting some of the most influential and important conversations within the direct selling industry. What began as an intimate gathering with less than a dozen people in the room in 2000 turned into…

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Sharing our opportunity and POSITIVE approach to business. The Direct Sales industry is as diverse as the United States of America. Our product offerings range from nutritionals, to energy, to financial services and beyond. While our products are diverse, we share the fact that we are in the “people development” business. We are at an amazing…

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These days have weighed heavily on Americans’ hearts, regardless of geographic location, family heritage, political persuasion, or socioeconomic background. As leaders in direct selling know, our industry has borne witness to so much. Across the generations of direct sellers—from the Yankee salesman days to the virtual social selling parties of the COVID-19 era—we have innovated,…

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Millennials’ power and influence in the global market is undeniable. Over the last decade, they have become the holy grail consumer and employee for most industries. But a slightly larger, equally formidable generation has come of age, and it’s practically custom made for direct selling. Generation Zs were born between 1996 and 2009, and they recently…

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Direct selling field members typically work from home, yet, companies resisted the notion of a remote corporate workforce until COVID-19 forced their hands earlier this year. Founders and industry leaders feared degraded job performance, company culture loss, and control slipping away. “Because of the pandemic, a lot of the fear many organizations had about a remote…

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