Babener & Associates

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121 SW Morrison Street
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Portland, Oregon 97204, United States
Contact: Charity Dunning, Principle
Phone: 503-226-6600
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Check to See if a MLM Company is Legal or a Pyramid Scheme

Posted on September 19, 2016 by Charity How to check to see if a mlm company is legalProspective distributors often ask how they can find out if a MLM, network marketing, or direct selling company is legal or if it’s a pyramid…more
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Join for the Product or the Compensation Plan?

Posted on September 15, 2016 by Charity Join a MLM Company for the compensation plan or the product?What is more important to distributors, the compensation plan or the product? It is common for distributors to be recruited…more
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Is it True that Distributors in MLM have a 95% Failure Rate?

Semantics play a role here. For instance, what is the meaning of failure? Does it refer to distributors who do not make substantial enough money, or who don’t make any money, or who lose money? Because most leading companies…more
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The Future of Social Media and Direct Selling

Every company that is serious about direct selling has tried to figure out the best way for consultants to use social media, such as Facebook and Twitter. Companies are trying to develop rules protocol for their consultants on…more
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Products that Sell the Best through Network Marketing

As a general matter direct selling, which is often also referred to as network marketing and multilevel marketing, is a channel of distribution best suited to market consumer products and services directly to the customer, or…more
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Fact Checking the FTC’s New Legal Guidance

In her first post-FTC v. Herbalife settlement presentation, FTC Chairwoman Edith Ramirez argued that it was time to ratchet up regulation of the direct selling industry, and not a time to "put the brakes" on more regulation of…more
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Hard Facts about a Growing Industry – Updated 2016 for 2014

Hard Facts about a Growing Industry – Updated 2016 for 2014 Posted on June 3, 2016 by Charity The U.S. sold $34.47 billion in 2014.Did you know that over *18 million people in the United States alone were involved in direct…more
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Will the FTC Unilaterally Change the Business and Legal Landscape for Direct Selling in 2017?

In October 2016, FTC Chairwoman Edith Ramirez spoke to the Direct Selling Association, and suggested significant new restriction and regulation that upends decades of industry business practice and legal standards: 1…more
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Fact Checking the FTC’s New Legal Guidance

Shifting Sands In her first post-FTC v. Herbalife settlement presentation, FTC Chairwoman Edith Ramirez argued that it was time to ratchet up regulation of the direct selling industry, and not a time to "put the brakes" on…more
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MLM News Global Newsletter

MLMLegal.com Presents the E-Newsletter: MLM News Global. Welcome to the Newsletter: MLM News Global, a MLM industry e-newsletter originating from one of the most trusted and respected direct selling websites:…more
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FTC v. Herbalife: Post-Settlement Legal Guidance for the Direct Selling Industry

Well, post-FTC v. Herbalife, no one is sure exactly where we are going or where we will end up... The July, 2016 settlement between the FTC and Herbalife is likely to have a profound impact on the direct selling industry…more
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FTC v. Herbalife Settlement: First Take

A Settlement is Reached On July 14, 2016, the FTC and Herbalife concluded a multiyear investigation with a Stipulated Settlement that both, brought the investigation to a close, and delineated a going forward set of rules by…more
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May 2016 Conference was a Success and Statistics

We pulled off some great numbers for the May 20, 2016 conference! In attendance were over 60 companies and 90 people, representing 18 states, the U.S., Canada and Europe! We appreciate all the guests in attendance, as well as…more
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Most Requested Video of the Month: If a Sales Kit or Startup Fee Is Several Hundred Dollars, Then Is This Considered “Frontloading?”

If a Sales Kit or Startup Fee Is Several Hundred Dollars, Then Is This Considered “Frontloading?” Frontloading generally refers to a process in which a MLM company, or a sponsoring distributor, encourages a new distributor…more
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Most Requested Video of the Month – How Many Levels Deep is it Legal to Go?

MLMLegal.com’s most requested FAQ this month answered in a video by MLM expert Attorney, Jeff Babener: How Many Level Deep (in the compensation plan) is it Legal to Go? The issue of depth of levels seemed to be a major…more
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