|Received:||7/5/2006 10:41:56 PM|
|Subject:||Business Opportunity Rule|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 437|
Comments:I am VERY concerned about the proposed Business Opportunity Rule R511993. I really believe that in its present form, it could prevent me from successfully operating my business as a direct seller of Tastefully Simple products. One of the most confusing and burdensome sections of the proposed rule is the seven-day waiting period for new consultants. This waiting period gives the impression that there might be something wrong with our 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. When I became a Tastefully Simple independent consultant five years ago, I did it primarily because I wanted to earn additional money. With a son in college and also trying to save more towards our retirement years, my family now depends on this extra income. I believe this proposed Business Opportunity Rule will jeopardize my business. 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 taking my comments into consideration.