|Received:||7/13/2006 2:59:47 PM|
|Subject:||Business Opportunity Rule|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 437|
|Attachment:||522418-08833.pdf Download Adobe Reader|
Comments:The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has proposed a Business Opportunity Rule that would unfairly restrict and burden the legitimate direct selling industry and Members of companies like AdvoCare. The intent is to protect consumers from fraudulent businesses, which AdvoCare supports, but the Rule has many sections that would make it especially burdensome and difficult for a legitimate company like AdvoCare and our Members to operate a business. AdvoCare opposes this Rule in its current form. This Rule proposes a seven-day waiting period from the time a Member speaks to someone about AdvoCare until you can sign them up as a Member. AdvoCare already has a buyback policy on all products and sales kits purchased by a Member within 12 months. This Rule casts the direct selling plan in a negative light and prevents momentum with enrolling new members. Please find a better means of continuing your efforts to diminish fraudulant activities in this trade, albeit one that will let us remain with the freedoms we have used thus far to create a system of business upon which we rely for our very livelihood supported by thirteen years of character and integrity. Advocare has done none other than to lift up and encourage individuals to grow in their person and to assist others in cultivating a motivation for positive, life giving changes in our people and those around us.