Babener & Associates

Direct Selling: The Negatives are Drowned Out by the Positives

There are a lot of outspoken bloggers and critics online, as well as negative opinions floating around the social networks. It’s not hard to find a loud voice criticizing the direct selling industry through a quick Google…more

New Video: How Do I Create a Compensation Plan That Guarantees That I Am Legal?

This is a question that might take one thousand pages to answer. You will find endless articles and videos at and on differentiating a legitimate direct selling company from a pyramid…more

Finding an Expert MLM Attorney and Determining if a Network Marketing Company is Legal

There are ways to make sure that a direct selling company operates as an ethical business. Firstly, contact the industry association websites, such as the Direct Selling Association (DSA), to see if the company is a member and…more

New Video: If a Sales Kit or Startup Fee Is Several Hundred Dollars, Then Is This Considered “Frontloading”?

Front loading generally refers to a process in which a MLM company, or a sponsoring distributor, encourages a new distributor to purchase far more product than is commercially reasonable under the circumstances. Often the “push”…more
| Launches New Newsletter: MLM News Global

This newsletter offers recent news, videos, company profiles, and weekly articles delivered to your inbox on a timely basis. Each newsletter contains top news stories in the network marketing industry, the most recent MLM scam…more

Watch Attorney Babener’s Video on How to Price Your Network Marketing Products for Retail, Distributor and Direct-To-Consumer Sales

Your cost of goods is calculated as your acquisition or manufacturing cost. The more frequent question we come across relates to pricing. Most MLM experts agree that you must have adequate margins to pay commissions and to make…more

Watch the Video – If I’m a New Distributor Then Should I Focus My Selling In Areas Where Other Distributors Are Successful Or Should I Focus On Untouched Territory?

It is often said that direct selling/MLM/network marketing is about sharing your product and services first within your spheres of influence, i.e., first harvest the low lying fruit. This means calling upon your friends, family,…more

New Video: Are There MLM Companies That Have Achieved Success on a Low Budget?

No one starts at the top and it is the rare company that starts with millions of dollars. It is not unusual to see MLM startup companies spend hundreds of thousands, this just may not be possible for many startups with a dream…more

New Video: 7 Ways to be a Successful Network Marketing Consultant

Your success in network marketing is dependent on many factors. Deciding on which direct selling company you want to join is just the beginning of the process. Of equal importance, you must be open to new ideas and company…more

NEW Video! What Do I Do with Distributors Who Go Passive (for MLM Executives)?

It has long been recognized that there is high attrition among network marketing consultants, perhaps as high as 80-90%! The vast majority of MLM distributors are part time and they join and leave for many reasons. The fault is…more

New Video: Why Do I Need an Experienced Network Marketing Attorney?

An experienced and seasoned direct sales attorney can be the single most valuable resource that a MLM company can ever utilize. Look for a professional who has represented leading direct selling companies as well as startup…more

Are you ready to start your MLM company in 2015? Watch this motivational video: Since You Are a MLM Attorney, Why Would You Host the MLM Startup Conference for the Executives of Startup and Existing C

We have hosted more than 70 national conferences on starting and running a direct selling, network marketing, MLM or party plan company. We host the original MLM Startup Company that many try to imitate. We have started and…more

Gifting Club? Run the Other Way! In Fact, Run and Watch this New Video: What about Gifting Clubs?

A gifting club usually begins unintentionally between friends, family and neighbors. Unlike the traditional pyramid scheme, gifting clubs are not promoted as an investment by fraudulent financial advisers. Gifting clubs are…more

Watch this New Video: What Is the Benefit of Recruiting Experienced Distributors?

When you are starting your MLM, direct selling, network marketing, or party plan business, you’ll find that recruiting experienced distributors is often essential to your company’s success. And if you don’t have the background…more

New Video: How Do I Raise Capital to Start My MLM Business?

Although it would be nice to think that venture capital firms were salivating to fund direct selling companies, this is not the case. First, the amount needed, which often is merely a few hundred thousand dollars is “too small…more
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