|Received:||6/16/2006 3:17:56 PM|
|Subject:||Business Opportunity Rule|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 437|
Comments:Dear Federal Trade Commission Member: 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 who has been proud to be involved in this business for almost one year. I began my PartyLite business to pay for attorney fees for my upcoming divorce. After years of infidelity and hundreth chances and emotional abuse, I finally got the courage to leave my husband. However, I really want to try to remain a stay-at-home mom for my 2 young children. While the divorce is not yet final, I am working on building my PartyLite business so that the income I earn will allow me to either stay at home or at least work out of the home only part time. This business will help me to spend the quality time with my children that they deserve. 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 others, and 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’m 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. Thank you.