|Received:||7/14/2006 11:39:08 PM|
|Subject:||Business Opportunity Rule|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 437|
Comments:Hello - Thank you for taking the time to read my comments regarding Business Opportunity Rule R511993. I have been a part of a direct selling organization for the past 3 years, and have found it to be a reliable, common sense approach to having and maintaining a home based business. Because of my home business, I am able to be at home with my children and homeschool them while still contributing to our family's finances. My home business keeps me available to help my elderly parents throughout the week, something that would not be possible with a traditional job. Without this program, these blessings would not be available to our family. I do understand the FTC's desire to protect the consumer, but I am also concerned about the negative impact that Business Opportunity Rule R511993 will have on legitimate direct selling companies. There are two areas of special concern to me: (1) The seven-day waiting period for new customers will pose a variety of record keeping and administrative problems to me as a business holder, as well as causing unnecessary delays in filling orders for a product that people are looking forward to receiving. In any business, it is impractical to expect customers to wait a week to receive that which they are excited about getting. (2) Providing a list of references would prove to be impractical and cumbersome. As a member of a direct selling company, I would be required to contact the home office and wait for them to research and forward on to me this said list. This provision would also infringe on privacy issues of other members, and could also create a potential threat for corporate liability for ID theft. Thank you again for allowing me to voice my concerns regarding this proposed rule.