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The Thorny Issues of “Personal Use” in Direct Selling

There exists tension between the direct sales industry and industry regulators as to the role of “personal use” of products and services by distributors of MLM companies. The broad and ambiguous language in pyramid legislation has contributed to the problem. … 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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Check to See if a MLM Company is Legal or a Pyramid Scheme

Prospective distributors often ask how they can find out if a MLM, network marketing, or direct selling company is legal or if it’s a pyramid scheme. There are a number of ways to research the company yourself; to be sure … Continue reading

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Most Requested Video of the Month – Difference Between Sponsoring and Recruiting

MLMLegal.com’s most requested FAQ this month answered in a video by MLM expert Attorney, Jeff Babener: What is the difference between sponsoring and recruiting? Although the terms sponsoring and recruiting are often used interchangeably, they are actually have two very … 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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Press Release: Starting and Running the MLM – A Deep Focus Conference – Las Vegas, Nevada – May 20, 2016

MLMLegal.com and Babener & Associates Announce the 72nd National Starting and Running the Successful MLM Company Conference. This one-day, deep focus event has limited seating so register today. (PRWEB)March 24, 2016 The Starting and Running the Successful MLM Company conference … Continue reading

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What do Startup Companies Think about Long Term Professional Relationships? Watch the Video!

MLMLegal.com and Babener & Associates have had long term professional relationships with many direct selling companies, from startup to stable. We were involved in early stages of a number of leading MLM companies, including some traded on the NYSE. We … Continue reading

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Limited-Seating, One-Day MLM Startup Conference – May 20, 2016

LIMITED SEATING – CALL AND REGISTER: 800-231-2162 May 20, 2016 – Las Vegas, NV Friday: 9am-5:30pm, 5:30pm-8:30pm one-on-one with the speakers The 72nd National Conference of: Sponsor and Chair: MLMLegal.com and MLMOne.com Conference Chairperson: Jeff Babener, Babener & Associates Babener … Continue reading

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Next MLM Startup Conference is February 25 and 26, 2016

With the costs of the compensation plan, attorney’s fees, software, hiring staff, recruiting consultants, creating/designing products, the list goes on… starting a direct selling company can be expensive and difficult! We understand how complex it is to tackle a MLM … Continue reading

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Are Their Concerns about Consultants Marketing Their MLM Business through Social Media?

It is very common for consultants to have friends on their social media accounts who are friends and customers, or co-workers and friends, or family friends and work friends, as well as also being someone they know in their direct … Continue reading

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