|Received:||7/5/2006 3:27:19 PM|
|Organization:||Tastefully Simple - Independent Consultant|
|Subject:||Business Opportunity Rule|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 437|
Comments:I am concerned about the proposed Business Opportunity Rule R511993 because I believe that in its present form, it could prevent me from successfully operating my business as a direct seller of Tastefully Simple products. I understand that your mission is to protect the public from unfair and deceptive acts or practices. However, some of the sections in the proposed rule will make it very difficult for me to sell Tastefully Simple products and help others start Tastefully Simple businesses of their own. The seven-day waiting period is of concern - it's disturbing in that it leaves the impression there is a reason to be concerned about the business opportunity with Tastefully Simple. Also, the detailed reports that would be required would be very burdensome for me as an independent consultant with just a small business. When I became a Tastefully Simple independent consultant three years ago, I did it primarily because I wanted to earn some additional money. I believe this proposed Business Opportunity Rule will jeopardize my business and our family income we've become dependent on. Thank you for your time and for taking my comments into consideration.