|Received:||6/13/2006 9:41:09 PM|
|Subject:||Business Opportunity Rule|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 437|
Comments:Dear Sir or Madam: Thank you for considering tougher restrictions on the industry I work in. While I admire your dedication to the consumer, I feel that the proposed regulation is quite restrictive. In fact, it will be quite detrimental to my business. Let's look at facts. Most people who are interesting in joining a direct sales type company have been around these processes for years. They know what is involved. They know that in order to make money, they have to work at it. Nothing in life is a free ride. As a independent consultant, I do not have access to the type of information you are considering requiring me to share with prospective consultants. That information is solely held by my company. Is it right that I should expect them to invade someone else's privacy? Additionally compiliation of this information would be incredible burdensome. The additional labor cost would be borne by that consumer, not the company, not us as consultants. Why should my customers pay for some bad apples who sh-nook people? Sales is a unique field...there is no doubt about it. Capturing a prospective consultants enthusiasm often allows them to win. When they win, everyone wins. By requiring a 7-day waiting period, this enthusiasm may well be flatten out and dry as a pancake. They can't do anything for 7 days...even tho they are estatic about the opportunity. Have you ever tried to sell something without enthusiasm? Would you buy something from someone who is not excited about what they do...probably not! I totally understand that there are bad apples in this profession. There are bad apples in every profession...including yours and our government branches. Have you listened to Congress lately? However, to restrict free-trade in such a confining manner is counter-productive. I strongly encourage you to not place into effect the Business Opportunity Rule, Matter No. R511993. Thank you for your time and consideration.