The MLM Startup Conference - Starting and Running the Successful MLM Company

The Starting and Running the Successful MLM Company Conference

A Focused Two-Day Seminar for Startup and Existing MLM Companies

Las Vegas, Nevada - February 22 & 23, 2018


February 22 & 23, 2018 - Las Vegas, NV

Thursday: 9am-5:30pm, 5:30pm-8:30pm one-on-one with the speakers

Friday: 9am-5:00pm, 5:00pm-8:00pm one-on-one with the speakers

$195 for the first person, each additional is $150

The 78th National Conference of:

Sponsor and Chair: and Babener & Associates
Conference Chairperson: Jeff Babener, Babener & Associates
Babener & Associates Law Firm
Conference Co-Chair: Michael Sheffield, The Sheffield Group

Learn it all from those who have advised (and started many), including Avon, Herbalife, Amway, NuSkin, USANA, Melaleuca, Nerium, Excel Telcom, ACN, Team National, Shaklee, etc.

15 hours of seminar - More than 60 hours available for one-on-one consultation time with the professionals who have been behind hundreds of companies.

TO REGISTER CALL: 800-231-2162

Free: Starting and Running the Successful MLM Company Manual

FREE MLM Startup Manual

The Starting and Running the Successful MLM Company manual

Each attendee receives a FREE copy of the Starting and Running the Successful MLM Company manual. Some chapters include:

~ Legal Issues

~ MLM Law in 50 States

~ FDA Health Claims: The Final Rules

~ The Snail that got Mugged: FTC v. Direct Selling

~ Start-up Issues

~ Incorporating the Network Marketer

~ Five Dynamics that Drive a MLM Company

~ Product

~ Creating Your Next Million Dollar Product

~ Treasure Hunting for New Products

~ Compensation Plans

~ Compensation Plan Conversion: Direct Sales to MLM

~ Your Compensation Plan's Competitve Edge

~ Communications and Media

~ Focus on the Mission... Not the Commission!

~ When the Media Calls... Who Answers the Phone?

Conference Video Invitations

Key Topics covered at the MLM Conference

30 Hours of FREE Consulting

with MLM Industry Experts

Recruit, Recruit, Recruit

Some of the MLM industry top consultants tell you how to find them, recuit them, and jump start recruiting and sales productivity.

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Okay, You're Not Bill Gates

E-Commerce - how to make it work. Recruiting, Sales, Retention.

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The Compensation Plan

Party plan, binary, matrix, unilevel, stairstep, Australia two up...

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SkyBiz... Equinox... No way, not us!

MLM Legal 101: The MLM law briefing... the latest law news. Don't leave home without it.

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MLM Software... The Virtual MLM

How to choose the right software. Top MLM technology providers and analysts teach you, step-by-step.

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Show Me the Money: Startup Capital

How and where to fund the MLM startup and emerging MLM.

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TO REGISTER CALL 800-231-2162

Eligible attendance is limited to executives of existing MLM or startup MLM companies.

Additional Information

Here is a little more information:

The information you will gain and relationships that you will build by attending the conference are invaluable. You’ll receive information on how to:

~ Structure your compensation plan

~ Legalize your company

~ Recruit key employees and top-ranking distributors

~ Develop a business model

~ Generate leads

~ Fund your business organization

~ Establish your website and technology platforms

~ Better understand the direct selling industry

~ And, so much more

Read why network marketing executives have consistently attended the MLM Startup Conference for over twenty years:

~ I was surprised at how helpful the conference ended up being. I was able to meet experts across the industry all in one place, get my questions answered, and make lots of new contacts. For our situation, attending the conference has been much more economical than hiring all of these experts all at once. If we could afford to, we would!

~ Thank you for the wonderful opportunity to learn and the privilege to meet such talented, generous people. We definitely came away with practical ideas to implement and bigger dreams for the future. We look forward to staying in touch with [Jeff Babener] as our needs for your expertise grow.

~ We want to get the fundamentals and the basics down… get a good review of what needs to be done to be successful…

~ We have a traditional business at the moment and we are looking to take it into the realm where it’s more personalized, it’s more about building people and an experience. It has been absolutely worth our trip. We are looking to take our business to the next level and build relationships.

~ [I’ve] been in network marking for 30 years [but] we are learning a lot of things about how to launch, how to reach the people we need to have, and again, the things that are required to make a successful company, not only for us but especially for our customers and for our affiliates.

~ I want to teach other people how to run their own clothing business and have fun doing it. I have a distribution plan. I have a unique product that I need to take nationwide in a couple of months.

~ I’m here because I want to know more about multi-level and I can replicate that experience in my country (Columbia)… It’s worth it to be here.

~ The reason I came to the show was to learn more about how to launch my direct sales company. I’m very comfortable and accustomed to selling through more traditional networks; however, I believe that the product that I’m launching is more suitable for direct sales; to get direct-to-consumer faster and in greater sales.

~ I have a huge to-do list… Now that I understand what to do and in what order, I won’t spin my wheels. The conference really helped me understand what steps I need to take and what is most important, what needs to be done first…

Watch our videos for more testimonials.

Where will the conference be held?

The MLM Startup Conference will be held in Las Vegas. Call 800-231-2162 for the exact location. Why don’t we advertise the exact location? Since our conference is educational, we don’t allow vendors, distributors and other solicitors to attend the event. This enables us to maintain the conference’s high standards. Therefore, only registered guests are given the address after they’ve registered. However, if for some reason you cannot attend after registering, we will refund 100 percent of your attendance cost.

When does the conference take place?

February, May and October – Las Vegas, Nevada. The current dates can be found at the top of this page.

What is the price of attendance?

The price to attend is $195 for the first person and each additional attendee is $150. We accept all major credit cards. Reservations must be made via phone, prior to the event. 503-226-6600 and 800-231-2162.

All attendees receive over 30 consulting hours with an array of industry experts – all in one location.

Need more information?

Call our office and speak to one of our staff members: 503-226-6600 and 800-231-2162.

And don't forget to check out our speaker list.

TO REGISTER CALL: 800-231-2162

About the Conference Chairperson, Jeff Babener

Welcome to MLM Legal - a valuable resource to the multi-level marketing and direct sales industry. Use this site to review interesting articles about this high-growth industry.  Keep current with the law and how it is affecting large and small companies throughout the United States. MLM Legal is sponsored by Jeffrey Babener of Babener and Associates. On any given day you can catch Jeffrey Babener lecturing on network marketing at the University of Texas or the University of Illinois, addressing thousands of consultants in Los Angeles, Bangkok, Tokyo and Russia, or writing a new book on network marketing, an article for Entrepreneur Magazine or a chapter for a University textbook. Over two decades he has served as marketing and legal advisor to some of the world's largest direct selling companies, the likes of Avon, Nikken, Melaleuca, Discovery Toys, NuSkin, and he has provided counsel to the most successful telecom network marketing companies...Excel, ACN, World Connect, ITI, AOL Select and Network 2000. An active spokesperson for the industry, he has assisted in new legislation and served on the Lawyer's Council, Government Relations Committee and Internet Task Force of the Direct Selling Association (DSA) as well as serving as General Counsel for the Multilevel Marketing International Association. He is an MLM attorney, supplier member of the DSA, and has served as legal counsel and MLM consultant on MLM law issues for many DSA companies.

Jeffrey A. Babener, of Portland, Oregon,, is the principal attorney in the law firm of Babener & Associates. He represents leading U.S. and foreign companies in the direct selling industry. He has been a key advisor to such companies as Avon, Herbalife, Discovery Toys, Nikken, Shaklee NuSkin, Excel, Usana, Fuller Brush, Cell Tech, Enagic, Sunrider, Melaleuca, Nerium International, etc. He is a frequent lecturer and has been interviewed on the industry, and published, in such publications as Money, Inc., Atlantic Monthly, Success, Entrepreneur, Kiplinger's Personal Finance, Home Office Computing, Business Start-Ups, Direct Selling News Magazine, and Money Maker's Monthly. He is editor of the industry publication, Direct Sales Legaline. Mr. Babener is also the author of the books; Tax Guide for MLM/Direct Selling Distributors, Network Marketer's Guide to Success, The MLM Corporate Handbook, Network Marketing: Window of Opportunity, and Network Marketing: What You Should Know (used as the college curriculum textbook at Utah Valley State course on network marketing). He is editor of one of most frequented network marketing educational web sites, . He has served as Chair of more than 70 national conferences on starting and running the direct selling company. He serves on the Lawyers Council and Government Relations Committees of the Direct Selling Association (DSA), and he has served as General Counsel and on the board of the MLMIA (Multilevel Marketing International Association). He has lectured at major industry trade meetings and at such educational institutions as the Univ. of Illinois, University of Texas, University of Houston, etc. He is a graduate of the University of Southern California Law School where he served as an editor of the USC Law Review, followed by the appointment as a law clerk to Hon. David Williams, U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.

A number of Babener & Associates client companies have been success stories over the last several decades, including several billion dollar and NYSE companies such as Avon, Herbalife, NuSkin, Usana. Other successful companies, to which the law firm has provided varying level of advisory, have included Melaleuca, Nikken, Enagic, Discovery Toys, Amazon Herbs, TriVita, Nerium International, Shaklee, PrePaid Legal, Tupperware, Primerica, Arbonne, Longaberger, Excel Communications, ACN, etc.

Mr. Babener has served as lead trial counsel for multiple cases on direct selling throughout the U.S. Further background material on direct selling will be found at the website,, where he is editor.

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Legaline Publications

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