|Received:||7/12/2006 2:36:49 PM|
|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. When I became a Tastefully Simple independent consultant 3 years ago, I did it primarily because I wanted to earn some additional money. My family now depends on this extra income, and I'm very concerned about the proposed Business Opportunity Rule, because I believe it will jeopardize my 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 for taking my comments into consideration.