June 3, 2016 Leave a comment
by Andrea Tortora
IN THIS ISSUE:
- 2016 DSN Global 100 List
- The 2nd Annual North America 50 List
- 2016 DSN North America 50 List
- 2016 Profiles
- Growth Comes in All Shapes and Sizes for the Global 100
- DSN Honors the Global 100 with a Special Celebration
- Frequently Asked Questions about the Global 100 Ranking
- By The Numbers
- Bravo Leadership Award: Dream Builder: Magnus Brännström Defines Oriflame’s Path with Consistent Leadership
- Bravo Growth Award: Thriving Community: Technology Brings Le-Vel’s Growth Story to Life
- DSN Lifetime Achievement Award: A Legacy of Firsts: John Fleming
Over the past seven years, the Direct Selling News Global 100 has become the definitive ranking of the world’s largest companies distributing their products and services through a network of independent direct selling entrepreneurs. But the list is much more than a recitation of company names and revenue numbers.
A deeper dive into the list unveils a dynamic channel. Direct selling company home offices, in partnership with their salesforces, are generating economic opportunities that have lasting social impact. They are accomplishing this in virtually every consumer product segment and in nearly every market around the world.
One of the insights gained from the 2016 Global 100 list is that growth within direct selling today can be as varied as the companies themselves. The list points out some common characteristics of growing companies: a focus on products, customers, serving their salesforce and creating a culture that reinforces a sense of family. It also reveals the power direct selling has to help a company grow rapidly, with more companies surpassing the $1 billion revenue mark than ever before. And, while direct selling continues to expand internationally, this year’s list also shows that there are plenty of growth opportunities to be had in the U.S.
Growing with Targeted Focus
Growth is happening, and it’s happening quickly. The time it takes direct selling’s top companies to surge to the upper levels of prosperity—and grow beyond $500 million and even to hit the $1 billion mark—is shrinking. How do upper middle market firms continue to prosper? They have a laser focus on …