|Received:||6/16/2006 11:26:12 AM|
|Organization:||PartyLIte Gifts, Inc.|
|Subject:||Business Opportunity Rule|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 437|
Comments:I am writing to ask that you reconsider some of the requirements you are proposing to regulate the direct sales industry. I am a PartyLite Consultant and Leader who has been proud to be involved in this business for almost 9 years. I began my PartyLite business to earn extra money to afford my family the luxury of having a "stay at home" mom. Day care was not an option for our family. The income that I earn has allowed me to be a stay at home mom for our 2 children, add on to our existing home, buy the vehicles we had always dreamed of and now we are in the process of building our dream home. The proposals you are suggesting would make my business much more difficult and possibly impact my income. Specifically, in terms of the references requirement, I would NEVER feel comfortable providing the personal contact information of other people in PartyLite, nor would I want my own personal information given out freely. I feel good about sharing PartyLite's very real business opportunity with other and I want to continue to easily introduce PartyLite to more people who could benefit as I have. The regulations you are proposing would hinder me from doing so - and would hinder others in starting their business in the timeframe they choose. Please know that I am thankful that we have the FTC working to protect average consumers like me, but in this case, you will be working against me, impacting my income, my future and my family's future. Please reconsider the regulations you are proposing.