|Received:||7/11/2006 7:37:59 PM|
|Subject:||Business Opportunity Rule|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 437|
Comments:This legislation will have a major negative impact on my business. I have been a consultant and leader with PartyLite Gifts since 1999 and it has become my sole source of income, allowing me to be at home more to raise my 2 children. I feel that the prosposed seven-day waiting period casts legitimate direct sellers in a negative light, creates record keeping and administrative challenges,and penalizes people from starting their businesses when they're ready. The proposed policy for the regulations requiring 10 references , is an invasion of privacy, and is totally impractical to be continually continually obtaining updates from PartyLite regarding the identities and contact information for the ten Consultants closest to a prospective Consultant. I may or may not even know the 10 closest consultants as Regions are lineage based and not geographical. I appreciate the FTC goals in supporting consumers like myself, but emphatically feel that the proposed regulations would negatively impact legitimate businesses like PartyLite. I urge you to reconsider the proposed legislation. .