|Received:||7/13/2006 3:02:07 PM|
|Organization:||PartyLite Gifts, inc.|
|Subject:||Business Opportunity Rule|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 437|
Comments:Although I think the new propsed regulations regarding the offering of business opportunites within the Direct Selling market are valuable and necessary for many current Direct Selling Companies that offer a business opportunity but with a start-up fee and/or membership dues, renewal fees, etc., PartyLite does not require any of those things. As there is NO START-UP FEE to start your own PartyLite Business as PartyLite just requires an Agreement Form between PartyLite and new consultant to be signed and dated, a 7 day waiting period would in fact be detrimental to our buisness as we could loose the excitment and enthusiasm of the new consultant should they be required to wait 7 days to start their new business. In addition the requirment of 10 references, again, would be detrimental as the new consultant would loose their excitement and motivation. This would also be very time consuming for all involved and would generate un-needed paperwork. PartyLite does not require any written or verbal notification that a consultant (new or established) submit if they decide to quit selling Partylite. In addition, if in the future the same person decideds that they want to try PartyLite again, they merely submit a show and they are reinstated. No fee, no re-start-up fee ( as many Direct Sales Companies have) no questions asked, just a Welcome Back! I have been an Independent PartyLite Consultant for over 6 years and have had nothing but a positive exerience with PartyLite. I have never felt that what I was offered and what I received was deceptive. I can tell you that PartyLite is a first class, honorable business opportunty that gives back to it's consultants, in my opinion, much more then it receives. I am proud to represent PartyLite and have no qualms about offering the Business Opportunity to anyone since there is never any start-up fee or money out of pocket to start one's own business. I don't think there is another Direct Selling Company out there that does not require at least a minimum of $100 in order to start your own business.