|Received:||6/5/2006 2:03:10 PM|
|Subject:||Business Opportunity Rule|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 437|
Comments:I oppose Business Opp Rule R511993. I agree the FTC protects the public from deceptive acts or practices, but the rule as proposed would make it very difficult for me to operate my business as a Shaklee Independent Distributor. One of the most confusing and burdensome sections of the rule is the 7-day waiting period to enroll new distributors. Most people who sign an application do so to purchase Shaklee products at a wholesale price. If they later want to build a business, all they must do is supply Shaklee with their SSN or TIN. There is no additionakl kit, fee or application required. Another burdensome section of the proposed rule is disclosure of a minimum of 10 prior purchasers nearest the the prospective purchaser. I mainly object to infringement of another person's personal information. Would you want 10 strangers knowing what you purchased? Providing ten references is also an administrative burden. Shaklee Corp. is a 50year old company which strives to live by the Golden Rule. I have been associated with them for over 5 years. Originally I became a member because I love their nutrition products. I also wanted to earn extra money working from home. While I know the FTC wants to protect consumers, I believe this proposed new rule has many unintended consequences for direct sellers and that there are less burdensome ways available to achieve this protection. I suggest calling Shaklee Corporate Office (1-800-shaklee) to meet with people who may be able to collaborate with FTC and attain this protection without complicating the process of sponsoring members. Thank you.