|Received:||6/16/2006 2:03:50 PM|
|Subject:||Business Opportunity Rule|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 437|
Comments:I do not believe that the proposed regulations concerning the 7 day waiting period and the 10 references prior to signing a contract with our company is in our best interest. PartyLite has been in business for over 30 years and follows a strict moral/ethical code for all of their consultants. The excitement of our new consultants or prospective consultants is what makes our home shows a true party. Waiting over a week for a hostess to decide if he/she wants to give our business a try will not only affect his/her motivation to start, but will also decrease the motivation of the friends and family that they would be counting on to maintain their home-based business. It would also affect the gifts/specials that are part of our hostess program as we have monthly deadlines in which to submit shows. In addition, supplying a prospective consultant with the names of 10 fellow consultants not only violates their privacy, but could actually be impossible to do. We have consultants located in all 50 states; however, not all of us are part of a large unit - some even obtain their starter materials through the mail or their training over the phone because their sponsor is out of state. Please either reconsider these 2 areas or redefine them based on a company's years in business and proven success with their prior consultant programs.