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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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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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New Video: Why Do I Need an Experienced Network Marketing Attorney?

An experienced and seasoned direct sales attorney can be the single most valuable resource that a MLM company can ever utilize. Look for a professional who has represented leading direct selling companies as well as startup companies. As industry experts, … Continue reading

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What Regulatory Changes are Affecting Network Marketing Companies? Part One

Part One The MLM industry has, during the last 20 years, developed positive working relationships with regulatory agencies such as attorneys general and the FTC (Federal Trade Commission). There was a time, however, back in the 1970s, when the FTC … Continue reading

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MLM Startup Conference Statistics and Overview – February 2014

For over 27 years MLMLegal.com and Babener & Associates has hosted the most prestigious MLM conference for executives of startup and existing direct selling companies. We’ve provided some statistics and overview of our last MLM Startup Conference: Our February Conference, … Continue reading

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MLMLegal.com On The Go – MLMLegal.com on iTunes

MLMLegal.com is one of the most informative and reliable websites about network marketing on the web. MLM Legal provides educational articles answering common industry questions, such as: –          How to start a network marketing company –          An inside look at … Continue reading

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Only Two Weeks Left Until the Starting and Running the Successful MLM Company Conference

There are only two weeks left to register for the MLM Startup Conference for Executives of Startup and Existing Direct Selling Companies. This is the 65th annual, two-day conference, featuring industry experts and invaluable tools for the MLM startup entrepreneur. … Continue reading

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Eight Ways to Identify an Illegal Pyramid Scheme

The last thing you want to do is join an illegal pyramid scheme. Here are eight red flags to look for when considering joining a direct selling, MLM, network marketing opportunity: Promotions where the business opportunity is the “product.” If … Continue reading

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As a consultant, what can I say about a MLM company’s nutritional/dietary supplement products?

As a general matter, MLM companies will be very specific about what distributors can and cannot say about the company’s products. Usually, this information will appear in the company’s literature. MLM companies can find themselves in serious mess with state … Continue reading

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