Category Archives: MLM in the News

The New FTC Direct Selling Guidance… Imperfect, But a Good Start – New Article

by Jeffrey A Babener (First Published in World of Direct Selling) Ring the bells that still can ring Forget your perfect offering There is a crack in everything That’s how the light gets in Leonard Cohen… Anthem The new FTC Direct Selling … Continue reading

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FTC and Direct Selling Come to the Table as Stakeholders: H.R. 3409

by Jeffrey A Babener (First Published in World of Direct Selling) Everything dies baby, that’s a fact. But maybe everything that dies someday comes back. Bruce Springsteen, Atlantic City By Jeff Babener, Copyright 2017 What a difference a year makes. In a well-received … Continue reading

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How have raiding rules evolved in direct selling contracts and policies and procedures? New Video!

Some companies state that you can’t recruit people that you didn’t personally sponsor. If you personally sponsor a friend or family member then why can’t you recruit them to join you at your new company? The short answer is that … Continue reading

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Search for Certainty in Direct Selling… A Legal and Business Rationale for H.R. 3409

By Jeffrey Babener, © 2017/2018 (First Published in World of Direct Selling) Executive Summary: The legal environment and the accepted business model of leading direct selling companies has been relatively stable for 50 years. That equilibrium was upset by the regulatory … Continue reading

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Is the FTC ramping up regulation of the MLM Industry?

Federal Trade Commission Chairwoman Edith Ramirez argued on October, 2016 at the DSA Policy Conference that it was time to ratchet up regulation of the direct selling industry, and not a time to “put the brakes” on more regulation of the … Continue reading

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Hard Facts and Statistics about the Direct Selling Industry – Updated for 2015

The Direct Selling Association released the MLM statistics for direct sellers for 2015. The numbers are riveting: 2 million people were involved in direct selling in the U.S. during 2015. Those people sold an estimated $36.12 billion dollars in retail … Continue reading

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Hard Facts about a Growing Industry – Updated 2016 for 2014

Did you know that over *18 million people in the United States alone were involved in direct selling in 2014? The estimated sales of these people are $34.5 billion, which is up 5.5% from 2013. Here are some statistics about … Continue reading

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May 2016 Conference was a Success and Statistics

We pulled off some great numbers for the May 20, 2016 conference! In attendance were over 60 companies and 90 people, representing 18 states, the U.S., Canada and Europe! We appreciate all the guests in attendance, as well as the … Continue reading

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PRWeb (PR) – MLMLegal.com Presents the E-Newsletter: MLM News Global – April 15, 2016

Welcome to the Newsletter: MLM News Global, an industry e-newsletter originating from one of the most trusted and respected direct selling websites, MLMLegal.com. Portland, Oregon (PRWEB)April 15, 2016 MLM News Global newsletter offers recent news, videos, company profiles, and timely … Continue reading

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prweb (4/14/16) – Renovation of MLMLegal.com- Come Visit the New and Improved Website

MLMLegal.com is Upgraded: Easy-to-Use Navigation Bars, Stylized Images, Organized Landing Pages for Articles, Videos, & MLM Legal Portland, Oregon (PRWEB)April 14, 2016 Come visit the new and improved MLMLegal.com! This is the first major renovation of MLMLegal.com. MLMLegal.com’s new face … Continue reading

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