Have you finally decided to launch the network marketing business of your dreams? Or, have you decided that it’s time to take another look at your current MLM company to see how you can improve, grow and expand your business? Have you finally decided to launch the network marketing business of your dreams? Or, have you decided that it’s time to take another look at your current MLM company to see how you can improve, grow and expand your business?

Babener & Associates/http://www.mlmlegal.com/, with over 30 years in the legal business, offers an excellent and affordable resource for those who are starting or running a direct selling company: The Starting and Running the Successful MLM Company Conference. This seminar offers MLM startup entrepreneurs a place to meet a plethora of network marketing industry experts — all in one place — who will help educate you in the corporate areas that are important to you, such as software, legal, technology, recruiting, raising capital, or designing your compensation plan. Visit our speaker page to learn more about the speakers and the topics that they will be covering.

Attendees will also be in the same room with around 100s of other established and entrepreneurial MLM companies who help to provide encouragement, advice and support.

All attendees are educated about the network marketing industry, how to grow their companies, to are able to meet experts in the industry who will help to coach them on the MLM industry.

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MLM attrition is high. This is a fact of life. All of those distributors, who you have signed up, have competing demands on their time. So, if they go passive, it is not your fault. If that happens, you should give it a good shot to encourage them to reengage. However, after a few attempts, you should realize that you may be wasting your time. Hopefully, the value and quality and service proposition of your company’s products will allow you to convince the passive distributor to remain as a preferred customer.

At some point, however, you need to move on and focus on finding new recruits. One company executive succinctly captured the strategic decision in a metaphor when he said, “You can throw alarm clocks at the cemetery, but you won’t wake up the dead; it is easier to make babies.” Although a bit crass, this point is well taken. You should invest your time and effort where it will pay off.

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As a consultant, where did you first begin selling your products/services?

It is often said that direct selling/MLM/network marketing is about first sharing your product and services within your spheres of influence, that is to say, first harvest the low lying fruit. This means calling upon your friends, family, social acquaintances, co-workers, members of your church, religious group, fraternal organizations, etc. In other words, sell where you are the most comfortable. Generally, this includes territory close to home. Generally speaking if you sell products/services at a distance then it is because you have connections. As you mature, you may venture into other territories, but it likely will be through social networking or by having an online presence.

As a consultant, where did you first begin selling your products/services? How would you rate your success during your first year as a consultant?

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don't forget to tell us your tips on how you organize and prepare for tax season!

Don't forget to tell us your tips on how you organize and prepare for tax season!

Tax season is right around the corner for direct sellers. Are you prepared?

Consultants, have you kept track of your IRS tax deductions? Did you know that you can deduct such expenditures as meals, entertainment, home office space, and business and travel expenses on your taxes (within reason)?

Network marketing executives, do you know why MLM companies are not excluded from paying sales taxes? What is your approach to collecting sales tax?

The IRS offers a significant amount of advice for direct sellers when it comes to taxes. The IRS defines “direct sellers,” outlines their potential income sources and common expenses, as well as provides many tax tips for those who may need to refresh their memories for the 2013 tax season.

MLM expert attorney, Jeff Babener, discusses the issues of taxes in network marketing in his video: What are the Central Tax Issues for MLM?

Lastly, visit the mlmattorney.com tax page for links to the necessary publications/forms, the IRS withholding calculator, and many other small business resources. And, don’t forget to tell us your tips on how you organize and prepare for tax season!

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How do you meet other CEOs who have stood exactly where you are standing now?

Starting a network marketing company is difficult unless you are able to rub shoulders with MLM industry experts. How do you meet other CEOs who have stood exactly where you are standing now? Who do you turn to in order to learn about marketing, advertising, recruiting consultants, purchasing software, hiring executives, navigating legal hurtles, raising capital, building a compensation plan, and to get other important industry referrals and support?

The first place we recommend you begin networking is at The Original Starting and Running the Successful MLM Company Conference. It is held three times per year in February, May and October in Las Vegas. Not only are there plenty of direct selling executives there that are either starting or running a MLM company, but there are also seasoned network marketing industry experts in every MLM sector. At the MLM Startup Conference you’ll meet MLM experts in the areas of:

– Software

– Legal

– Recruiting

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Have you ever wondered if their is a recipe that successful MLM, direct selling, network marketing, and party plan companies have that make them a success? Expert MLM Attorney Jeff Babener knows the recipe for success for executives in network marketing. He shares a few in his new video: Factors that Make an MLM Company Successful.

More new videos are available directly on the MLMLegal.com homepage. Experienced MLM Attorney Babener offers many tips to emerging and startup companies on his website. The article “MLM Consulting: How to Build a Successful Direct Selling Company” and the FREE MLM Startup Manual offer additional information on achieving success in the competitive world of network marketing.

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As you may be able to tell, we are extremely excited to announce our 62nd national MLM Startup Conference! We’ve been hosting the event for over 25 years. We have perfected in such a way that attendees give us great feedback every single time. And, it’s such a valuable learning experience for any MLM, direct selling, network marketing, party plan, etc. company executive. You are welcome to come and join us in Las Vegas for the event. Read more about it below – including about how to register – and don’t forget to follow the links for more information!

MLMLegal.com and Babener & Associates Announces Its 62nd National Starting and Running the Successful MLM Company Conference

The Conference Will be Held October 25th and 26th, 2012, Which is Quickly Approaching!

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Gossip MLM websites have been very successful. The question is: should you believe everything you read from those self-proclaimed pundits?

Well, the answer is yes and no. The bottom line is that one should be skeptical as to analysis and information that is a few “hours” old or is “breaking news.” Although they do offer valuable information sometimes, it is necessary to see who the “pundit” is allied with and if there is any hidden agenda.

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Every month, companies mail (or email) their active distributors computer management reports about their downline sales organizations. These are typically referred to as downline reports or genealogy reports. (Auxiliary reports and other information are often available upon request.) A downline report is basically a lengthy computer printout showing important activity and indicators in a particular downline sales organization. The typical downline report about your sales organization would include the following information for you and the individuals in your downline sales organization:

1. Rank or position reached in the organization.

2. Levels below you or break-away position in the organization.

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MLMAttorney.com is a great place to find accessible information about the direct selling, network marketing, multi-level marketing, and party plan industry. Here you can watch videos that address distributor questions, MLM startup queries, and direct selling history.  Download the MLMLegal iTunes application that brings MLM company profiles, MLM laws in all fifty states, and much more to your fingertips. Read informative articles that answer common questions, explain the details of compensation plans, and offer information on how to start your direct selling company. Be sure to check out leading industry expert, Attorney Jeffrey Babener, on Facebook, Twitter, Myspace and more, and also check out our next MLM conference that brings top industry experts to one convenient location (only for executives who are starting or running a direct selling company). We have many more exciting features available at MLMAttorney.com and are adding more all the time. Visit us often and definitely don’t miss the Best MLM Resource on the Web: MLMLegal.com.

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