|Received:||7/17/2006 8:17:23 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. I believe that in its present form, it could prevent me from successfully operating my business as a direct seller of Tastefully Simple products. 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. Under this waiting period requirement, I will also need to keep very detailed records when I first speak to someone about Tastefully Simple, and I will then have to spend much of my time preparing and sending in reports to Tastefully Simple headquarters. This will be a major burden for me, and it doesn't help to protect the public in any way. 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.