We have hosted more than 70 national conferences on starting and running a direct selling, network marketing, MLM or party plan company. We have started and advised many of the leading companies in the industry and we have a “big picture” that may be difficult to find elsewhere. We are big believers in education and our website, www.mlmlegal.com, is hopefully evidence of this, with hundreds of articles, cases, statutes, and scores of videos. We take a particular satisfaction in helping entrepreneurs pursue their dreams and the consequence is often the creation of thousands of jobs and opportunities. And at our conferences, we have started many companies that are today, household names. It has been a pleasure and honor to assemble professionals in these conferences to assist individuals to create “something from nothing.”

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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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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.


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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Hi. I’m Jeff Babener and welcome to our blog. There are some basic things that you need to be willing to do in order to be successful in network marketing. Are you doing the basics? Is your downline doing the basics? Are you prospecting people who are willing to do the basics to succeed?

To answer these questions, here is a list of what must be done to become a successful network marketer: 1) Meet People. This is a people business. To be successful in network marketing, you have to let your hair down and mix it up with other people. The only way you’ll make sales, or find recruits for your sales organization is to get out there and rub shoulders. If you’re not a people-person, this business probably isn’t working for you. So, I would encourage you to learn and develop your people skills.

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Picture this – one sales call from you triggers sales presentations to 10,000 customers.  Can it happen? Yes. But how?

Network marketers should not overlook a golden opportunity to promote sales through nonprofit or charitable organizations. The distributor makes money and so does the organization.

The network marketing industry has become attracted to nonprofit organizations (NPO), their members and friends as a vast potential source of distributors. Handled correctly, the benefits of a networker’s involvement with an NPO are mutual and substantial. The tax-exempt organization receives a source of funds that are necessary to carry out its functions and to support the causes that are deemed worthy enough for tax-exempt status. The network marketing company gains access to a potentially large and motivated customer base.

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