We all know it’s better and more cost effective to have a steady stream of returning customers than always being focused on finding new customers. So, how do we keep our customers coming back once the first sale is made?
Professional And Personal Benefits Of A Direct Selling Experience
Professional and Personal Benefits of a Direct Selling Experience researches the impact of a direct selling experience on 14 business and professional skills as well as on 13 personal life skills. A substantial majority of the current direct sellers surveyed, more than three-fourths, agreed that they benefited from their direct selling experience in terms of improved business and professional skills, and that skills gleaned from a direct selling experience transferred to their personal lives. Moreover, there were significant and positive relationships between self-perceived skill levels and self-perceptions of direct selling success and performance in a non-direct selling job.
Empowering Women Entrepreneurs in South Africa: The Role of Information Communication Technology in the Direct Selling Marketplace
Empowering Women Entrepreneurs in South Africa: The Role of Information Communication Technology in the Direct Selling Marketplace reveals how women have used direct selling as a vehicle not only for self-transformation and empowerment, but also for the betterment of their families and communities. Now, coupled with the capabilities of technology, the direct selling industry holds tremendous promise as a potential solution for poverty and gender inequality, particularly within South Africa, where strong technology infrastructure already exists and where a significant percentage of women currently participate in the informal business sector.
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By Nancy Laichas
Chief Marketing & Development Officer
Direct Selling Education Foundation
I have heard it said that without the Direct Selling Education Foundation, there would be no direct selling industry.
Can you imagine? Millions of people unable to take advantage of a low-cost,
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