|Received:||7/8/2006 2:18:11 PM|
|Subject:||Business Opportunity Rule|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 437|
Comments:My main concern with the proposed Business Opportunity Rule is the part about the 10 references. Because we do direct sales, I do not necessarily know the 10 closest demonstrators to me. Stampin' Up!'s website has a demonstrator locator that allows potential recruits to search for and contact demonstrators by location. If someone asks me for a reference I will give them contact information for other demonstrators and customers who have agreed to be a reference for me and are willing to let me give out their personal information. I am not willing to be a reference for another demonstrator that I do not know. When I give a personal or job reference for someone I do my best to give a reference that is honest, helpful and appropriate to the situation. If a potential recruit contacted me from the demonstrator website, I would do my best to give her/him accurate information about our company and being a demonstrator. Since we are independent demostrators, we each have the option to run our own businesses as we see fit. I may be able to offer my recruits something someone else does not, as other demonstrators can offer things that I cannot. It is, as it should be, up to a potential recruit to decide what they need as a demonstrator - from the company and from an upline (other direct sales companys probably use different terminology) and then to research and pick out the person/company that best suits them.