|Received:||7/5/2006 5:41:43 PM|
|Organization:||Independent Tastefully Simple 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. Although I understand its intention, I believe that in its present form, it could prevent me from successfully operating my business as a direct seller of Tastefully Simple products. When I became an independent consultant almost 6 years ago, I did so to earn extra income. With the adoption of this new rule, I feel you will be jeopardizing my ability to sell our products as well as offer this business opportunity to others who could potentially benefit from it. My family now depends on my extra income, and I'm very concerned about the proposed Business Opportunity Rule, because I believe it could aversely impact my own business. 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. I appreciate the work of the FTC to protect consumers, but I believe this proposed new rule has many unintended consequences and that there are less burdensome alternatives available in achieving the FTC's goals. Thank you for your time and consideration.