|Received:||7/13/2006 5:11:38 PM|
|Organization:||Independent Consultant for PartyLite Gifts, Inc.|
|Subject:||Business Opportunity Rule|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 437|
Comments:I am writing to ask that you reconsider some of the requirements you are proposing to regulate the direct sales industry. I am a PartyLite Consultant who has been proud to be involved in this business for five years. I began my PartyLite business to earn additional income when I purchased my first home by myself. The income I earn allows me to supplement my full-time legal administrative assistant salary. The proposals you are suggesting would make my business much more difficult and possibly impact my income. Specifically, in terms of the references requirement, I would never feel comfortable providing the personal contact information of other people in PartyLite, nor would I want my own personal information given out freely. I feel good about sharing PartyLite's very real business opportunity with others, and want to continue to easily introduce PartyLite to more people who could benefit from it as I have. The regulations you are proposing would hinder me from doing so - and would hinder others in starting their business in the timeframe they choose. Please know that I'm thankful that to have the FTC working to protect average consumers like me, but in this case, you will be working against me, impacting my income, my future and my family's future. Please reconsider the regulations you are proposing.