MLM Startup Conference

The next MLM Startup Conference takes place October 22 and 23, 2015 in Las Vegas.

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 startup. That’s why we offer the Starting and Running the Successful MLM Company Conference.

We offer MLM entrepreneurs a way to network with experts from all sectors of the direct selling industry: legal, recruiting, technology/software, compensation plans, funding, generate leads, website and back office, business model, and more – all in one place, for one affordable price ($195 for the first attendee, each additional is $150).

So, if you’re starting a MLM, network marketing, direct selling company, or just thinking about starting a MLM company, come join us at the MLM Startup Event/Seminar in Las Vegas! The Hosts are Business Consultant and MLM Legal Expert, Jeff Babener, and MLM Compensation Plan Consultant, Mike Sheffield.

Our next conference takes place October 22 & 23, 2015 in Las Vegas (who doesn’t want a good reason to go to Las Vegas?). We even offer the Innovation Campaign for those who are on an even tighter budget.

Visit our website, www.mlmlegal.com, or our conference page to learn more and to see the full line-up of speakers. Read testimonials and watch our invitation videos. Anyone who is starting or running a MLM, network marketing, direct selling, party plan company is welcome to attend.

Call us at 800-231-2162 to register.

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Starting and Running the Successfu MLM Company Conference - October 24 & 25, 2013

The next Starting and Running the Successful MLM Company Conference is just around the corner! On October 24th and 25th, 2013 we are hosting the MLM Conference for the 25th year! This is now our 65th annual conference (held almost consistently three times per year over the last 24 years). All executives/owners of MLM, direct selling, network marking, and party plan companies are welcome to attend. This is the original MLM Startup Conference, hosted and perfected by direct selling industry expert, MLM Attorney Jeff Babener.

WHO?

Direct Selling Attorney, Jeff Babener, Founder of Babener & Associates and Sponsor of the MLM Startup Conference, has over 25 years of experience in the industry, representing companies such as Avon, Nikken, Melaleuca, Discovery Toys, Usana, and NuSkin.

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A number of states have multilevel distribution statutes that require registration. States such as Massachusetts, Georgia, Louisiana, Wyoming, and Montana require MLM registration. Other states with MLM statutes, such as Texas, Washington, Idaho, Indiana, South Dakota, etc., do not require actual registration.

No state approves MLMs and there are no advisory opinions to be sought in the U.S. on MLM. I.e. there is no approving of MLMs in all 50 states.

In regards to registering as “doing business,” states generally do not regard selling through independent sales representatives as “doing business,” requiring registration to do business. MLM companies resist this classification, which is

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MLMLegal.com Announces Its 64th National MLM/Direct Selling Startup Conference! An ACTION CONFERENCE for executives of startup and emerging MLM companies!

For more than 25 years, leading industry experts have educated the executives of starting and existing MLM, direct selling, network marketing, and party plan companies on how to structure their compensation plans, legalize their companies, recruit key employees and top-ranking distributors, develop business models, generate leads, fund their business, establish their website and technology platforms, better understand the direct selling industry, and so much more.

The next MLM Startup Conference takes place May 16 and 17, 2013 in Las Vegas. View the conference flyer page at http://www.mlmlegal.com/srs2.html to learn more.

This is the original MLM Startup Conference – responsible for launching many industry-leading companies – perfected over the course of a quarter of a century to ensure the highest quality of information, the most knowledgeable experts, and the most practical advice from qualified experts.

Over the course of two days, attendees will hear from more than a dozen industry experts that have served as “behind the scenes” advisors to many of the direct selling industry’s leading companies. A full list of speakers and their biographies/credentials can be found at http://www.mlmlegal.com/bio.html.

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Visit www.mlmlegal.com for your FREE copy of the Starting and Running the Successful MLM Company manual.

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The “How To” Manual: Starting and Running the Successful MLM Company – FREE (For qualifying executives of direct selling, network marketing, MLM companies only.  Click HERE to see if you qualify.)

Some Chapters Topics 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 An MLM Company
Product
Creating Your Next Million Dollar Product
Treasure Hunting for New Products
Compensation Plans
Comp. Plan Conversion: Direct Sales to MLM
Your Compensation Plan’s Competitive Edge
Communications and Media
Focus on the Mission…Not the Commission!
When the Media Calls… Who Answers the Phone?

Some of the Key Corporate Issues included in the manual are:

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This blog post is the companion post to the video: Why Do Distributors Stay with MLM Companies? Find out how to retain the most important asset to your MLM company, distributors.

We are often asked the questions “why do people stay with MLM companies” and “why do they leave?” Retention is essential for a successful MLM company. We are in an industry that has a lot of attrition due to the nature of the work environment. Many distributors work part time and are competing for peoples’ time. Distributors (or representatives, consultants, etc.) come and go all the time. Losing a distributor is worse than being unable able to recruit new consultants, making retention essential.

There are interesting answers given by distributors as to why they stay with the company. You may think they stay for the earnings, but income often comes in fifth or sixth place in industry polls. As a general matter, consultants usually stay with a MLM company because they are connected and bonded with the products the company sells, as well as with the company’s mission and with top management/leadership. Distributors also like to be recognized for the work that they do. Recognition is very important in the direct selling industry. These are factors that really propel distributors to stay with a MLM company.

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This blog post is the companion post to the video Choosing the Right Product for Your MLM Company. The following is the transcript of MLM Attorney Jeff Babener’s own words:

Hi, I’m Jeff Babener of MLMLegal.com, and I’d like to talk to you today about how to get your product right the first time.

If your business is the machine and your software runs the machine then your product or service is, as the French would say, your reason for existence. In looking back on the history of the direct selling industry, a chicken and egg analysis makes it difficult to determine whether the business opportunity or product was the essential reason for commencement of the business. There are instances of both being true. The founders of Avon, Mary Kay, and Home Interiors came from successful experiences in marketing other products. They found a product suitable for their marketing talents. On the other hand, the founders of Nikken, Amazon Herbs, and Shaklee had a passion for bringing uniquely-new products to the world and direct selling became the best vehicle.

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