|Received:||6/27/2006 9:10:07 AM|
|Organization:||Independent Branch Leader, Longaberger Company|
|Subject:||Business Opportunity Rule|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 437|
Comments:I have been with The Longaberger Company for over 11 years and it is great having my own home based business. Sponsoring and booking shows have always been good for me but now you want to change the rules and make it harder for us, not to mention the privacy issue. Making our new recruits wait 7 days, listing all who have dropped out in the last two years, list 12 that who live within a certain area and more issues are just unrealistic and unjust. I only have 11 in my branch and 1/2 that are montly active and 1/2 that aren't. It is not anyones business about who has quit, that is private. Making them wait 7 days is out of the question since a new recruit likes to start right away on their new business sometimes right at their show. I always give out a full packet to everyone that is interested in joining my team and it answers all their questions. I also schedule a meeting time to answer their questions and they come to my shows and I go to there first couple of shows to help them. If they have to wait 7 days, their excitment will about starting their own home based business will stop and they will decide not to start. When I joined 11 years ago, I was excited about starting immediately and couldn't wait for my first 6 shows and had them dated in close. If I had to wait the 7 days, I wouldn't have joined and my excitment would have gone right out the window. On the giving out private information of who has decided not to renew their contract, that is just wrong. That information is private to those that have left and should not be shared with anyone. Giving out names of those that are in the same area fall under this same private issue. I know there are about 12 other consultants that live in my area but we never run into each other. I mean when you have no territories, you don't need to know how many are in your area. This is another of the wonderful things about being our own CEO of our own home based business. When one moves they can take their business with them and start in another town and build their team as well. With what you want to do to us Home Based Business owners is just wrong. We have worked hard to build our business' and don't need to have you make it harder. After all I thought this was the Land of Opportunity and Own your own business and be your own boss and American Made. So with that said, how about just leaving us alone and let us have our DSA the way it has always been. We are honest and have been from the time this company started. You are getting into an area you don't know anything about. Thank you.