|Received:||6/20/2006 10:46:20 AM|
|Subject:||Business Opportunity Rule|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 437|
Comments:Dear Sir or Madame: I am very concerned about the proposed Business Opportunity Rule R511993. In its presented form, it could stop me from being a distributor with XanGo and destroy my small home-based business. I am a 51 year old grandmother of 5, and since I work from home I can be available to babysit when my children need my help while their at their jobs. My husband and I are able to work on our home that has been in dire need of repairs with my extra income. And I've been able to do some traveling, that I wouldn't have been able to do without the extra income from this job. I have been a distributor with XanGo for almost 2 years, and I love my job, the company, and the team of people I work with. I started my Home-Based Business becaused of the product. It helped me with some major health issues, and I wanted to earn some additional income.Now, my husband and I depend on this income to supplement our budget. So, I beg of you not to take my business away from me. The waiting period that is suggested in the proposal will give my customers the idea that there is something wrong with the company, the company plan, or me. If the product user isn't satisfied with their results, our company already has a 100% money back guarantee on the product. The seven day waiting period to enroll a new distributor is very unfair to them, especially if they are looking to start their own home business immediately, because of financial needs. XanGo's distributorship kit only costs $35. People buy gas, TVs, and groceries that cost much more than that, and they don't have to wait seven days. I will have to keep very detailed records when I first speak to a prospect, and they will have to send in reports to my company under this proposed waiting period. I am a small home business, and this burden could destroy my business. The proposed rule also requires that I disclose a minimum of 10 prior distributors nearest to the prospective distributor. In this day of identity theft, I am very leary of giving out this information without the approval of each individual to strangers. I have a lot of women in my organization that would be subject to sexual and racial harassment. So, as far as I'm concerned this part of the proposal can't go in at all, unless the FTC is bound to take direct enforcement action on sexual and racial attacks with a special unit assigned to monitor actions related to the disclosure forms. In conclusion, I need your help to keep my business going. I have been approached many times by questionable characters that have tried to hurt my business, because they side stepped the current rules. I cannot see that this new proposal will deter them at all. In fact, a lot of good, honest, hard working, tax paying Americans, like myself, will have to give up their home businessess if this goes through. Please help me to be able to live the "American Dream" while I'm still young enough to enjoy it. Thank you!