Executive Q & A: Brett Blake, CEO of Origami Owl

The World of Direct Selling’s next “Executive Q & A” is with Origami Owl‘s CEO Brett Blake. Following various executive roles in the direct selling industry, Brett has been leading Origami Owl’s operations since mid-June 2015.

Could you tell us about your education?

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Could ‘Facebook Live’ Change The Game?

This week’s guest author is Roseann “Ro” Shales, Vice President of Sales, JIC Nation

This week’s guest author is Roseann “Ro” Shales, Vice President of Sales, JIC Nation, a 3-year old e-commerce party plan company. Ro built a $12M organization with Tupperware then moved into corporate management with Weekenders USA, PartyLite, and JAFRA Cosmetics. She was an Executive Consultant, Party Plan Expert, with The Sheffield Group and is the author of “RECRUIT! Connecting with People to Change Your Business and Your Life.”

Guest Post by Roseann “Ro” Shales

Could ‘Facebook Live’ Change The Game?

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The FTC’s Perspective and the Key Takeaways

speech was given by the Federal Trade Commission’s Chairwoman Edith Ramirez.

The participants at the U.S. Direct Selling Association’s Business & Policy Conference a few weeks ago listened to an important speech.

The speech was given by the Federal Trade Commission’s Chairwoman Edith Ramirez. It was dedicated to the FTC vs Herbalife Settlement and more importantly, how the Commission would take it from there.

Highlights From What Edith Ramirez Said

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Getting to Know About Natura

Natura is a Brazilian cosmetics direct seller that was established in 1969.

Natura is a Brazilian cosmetics direct seller that was established in 1969. It is definitely not a newcomer. However, mostly because its operations were focused only in Brazil for many years, it is not as known as the world’s other larger direct selling companies.

However, it is the 8th largest player in the global industry as of 2015 year-end. Last year, Natura’s total sales was more than USD 2.4 billion. To compare, Natura’s sales volume is higher than companies’ like Tupperware, Nu Skin, Oriflame, Jeunesse or USANA that are familiar names to many.

Beginnings

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Youngevity Posts Record Q2 Revenue amid Continued Acquisitions

Youngevity International Inc. (YGYI—OTCQX) on Thursday said revenue rose 10 percent to a record $42.5 million in the second quarter

Youngevity

Youngevity International Inc. (YGYI—OTCQX) on Thursday said revenue rose 10 percent to a record $42.5 million in the second quarter, compared to $38.7 million in the same period last year.

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Primerica Reports Q2 Growth Boosted by Life Insurance

Primerica (NYSE: PRI) beat analyst estimates with second quarter earnings growth of 8 percent on total revenue of $379.2 million

Primerica (NYSE: PRI) beat analyst estimates with second quarter earnings growth of 8 percent on total revenue of $379.2 million, compared to the second quarter of 2015. Operating revenue jumped 7 percent to $375.8 million for the quarter.

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