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

Come visit the new and improved MLMLegal.com! This is the first major renovation of MLMLegal.com. MLMLegal.com’s new face is easy to navigate and full of valuable and educational content, pertinent to direct sellers. And Babener & Associates is working on updating more pages throughout 2016.

A new and easy-to-use navigation bar helps visitors easily find what they are looking for, whether it is the blog, articles, videos, MLM resources, conference pages, or one of the many other resources available on the website for network marketers.

The main homepage image was provided by expert MLM Attorney himself, Jeff Babener, while on a trip to Europe. These beautiful mountains provide the metaphor “Let Us Be Your Guide.” Let the Law Office of Babener and Associates, MLMLegal.com, guide clients through the sometimes difficult MLM industry and its legal climate. As experienced network marketing attorneys, who have been in the industry for over three decades, and who represent companies such as Melaleuca, Avon, Herbalife, NuSkin, USANA, Nerium, Excel, and Team National, our firm has the experience and credibility to help direct selling companies navigate the direct selling industry.

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Visit MLMLegal.com and MLMAttorney.com for MLM news headlines anytime.

MLMLegal.com and MLMAttorney.com offer a vast collection of MLM news headlines. MLMLegal.com offers news stories going back over ten years. MLMAttorney.com offers headlines organized by month and year.

Here are a few MLM news stories that we’ve recently highlighted from the beginning of this year:

Ackman, Herbalife and Celebrity Short-Sellers (1/1/13)

Activist Takes on Ackman Over Herbalife (1/2/13)

UPDATE: Herbalife completes
purchase of former Dell plant (1/3/13)

How to balance traditional, online, and social media (1/3/13)

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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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The emergence of online penny auction companies have recently been under analysis in the direct selling industry. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has recognized the difficult and complex circumstances of online penny auctions. The FTC offers the following consumer information, stated verbatim, line-by-line, released in 2011 (http://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0037-online-penny-auctions):

How does a penny auction work?

In a penny auction, the site owner posts items and you pay to bid for them. Unlike a traditional auction, where only the winner pays, penny auctions require you to pay before – and as – you bid, win or lose.

You may have to pay a fee just to register for the site, and sometimes, it’s substantial. Then, you have to buy a “bid package.” For example, you may “buy” 100 bids for $50. Additional bids cost more money, often between 50 cents and a dollar per bid.

The price of auction items usually starts at zero, and each bid bumps the price of the item up a penny. Each bid also adds time – from 10 seconds to 2 minutes – to a countdown clock. The goal is to be the high bidder when the clock runs out. But because the clock resets with each bid, the auction process can be unpredictable and take time to complete.

What does “winning” mean?

Winning the auction doesn’t mean you’ve won the auction item: It means you’ve won the right to buy the item at the final price. For example, your $50 winning bid for a camera might seem like a bargain, but if you placed 200 bids that cost $1 each, your cost will actually be $250 – plus shipping and handling, and possibly a transaction fee.

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

CLICK HERE TO SEE IF YOU QUALIFY

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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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At MLMLegal.com, we are continuously working on a project of maintaining over 700 MLM, direct selling, network marketing, party plan company profiles and keeping them accurate and up-to-date. Our unbiased MLM company profiles offer summary information about each company’s founding story, its impact on the MLM industry, products, compensation plan, as well as its growth and sales volume figures.

Over 700 MLM Company Profiles

Please welcome ten new MLM company profiles to MLMLegal.com.

In addition, we work tirelessly to add new MLM companies as they launch into the U.S. and global marketplace. We hope that the simplified MLM company profiles help to provide readers with quick information about individual companies without requiring readers to have to wade through each company’s, sometimes complex, websites and compensation plans/opportunities.

Please welcome ten new MLM company profiles to MLMLegal.com:

SnackHealthy
LydiaStyle
Beauty Society
Rastelli Foods Group – Rastelli Direct
NYR Organic US
YouDazzle
Xplocial
Frezzor, Inc.
Solavei
Nutrazon International, Inc.

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This blog post was created to bring you all the web pages, videos, and informational material about pyramid schemes vs. legitimate (legal) MLM companies from MLMLegal.com and MLMAttorney.com together in one place, for your convenience. This post is accurate to its publication date. Keep checking www.mlmlegal.com and www.mlmattorney.com for updates on the direct selling industry and pyramid schemes!

Here is a list of all the links within MLMLegal.com and MLMAttorney.com that focus primarily on pyramid schemes.

Videos

Short Course on Network Marketing: Q&A with Jeffrey Babener on Pyramid Schemes

From a Legal Perspective: The Difference Between a Pyramid Scheme and Legitimate MLM

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Interviewer: Jeff, let me ask you this question, what’s the difference between a legitimate direct sales opportunity and a pyramid scheme?

Jeff Babener: If you’re selling a product or service and it stands on its own in the marketplace and people would buy it because they want it, then you have a real, legitimate direct selling company. If on the other hand, the quality of the product is low, the price is high, then it merely becomes an excuse for people to buy the product because they want to qualify for the program in order to recruit others, make money, and earn commissions.

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Start the New Year off right! If you are starting or running and existing MLM, direct selling, network marketing, party plan company and need the help of industry experts, you should attend the Starting and Running the Successful MLM Company Conference. Hosted by industry expert Jeff Babener in Las Vegas February 21 & 22, 2013!

The MLM Startup Conference introduces executives of MLM companies to MLM industry experts in the areas of:

– Legal

– Software

– Capitalization

– Recruiting

– Technology

– Ecommerce

– Sales

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CNBC Senior Stocks Commentator, Herb Greenberg, evoked the expertise of leading MLM attorney, Jeff Babener, in the Commentator’s blog post “How Multi-Level Marketers Dodged a Bullet.”

CNBC – January 9, 2013

In his article, Commentator Greenberg discussed the effect lobbying dollars spent by the Direct Selling Association (DSA) and Herbalife assisted in the exclusion of consultants from the Business Opportunity Rule, enacted by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).

Attorney Babener’s (editor of www.mlmlegal.com and www.mlmattorney.com) widely read article titled “The New FTC Business Opportunity Rule – MLM/Direct Selling Exemption Recognized” was quoted saying:

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