|Received:||7/14/2006 5:25:15 AM|
|Organization:||Schoeman Enterprises, Inc|
|Subject:||Business Opportunity Rule|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 437|
Comments:To give my wife and I the possibility of a good paying home business we, after much research, decided to join Xango LLC. and run this business alongside our bathroom and kitchen remodeling business. The health benefits were obvious and the financial possibilities were great. After about a year in the business(and using the product) we have seen great health benifits and have developed a steadily increasing income, which has been most encouraging. We have also experienced the pleasure of seeing the same benefits come to many of our friends and business associates. While we appreciate the FTC's effort to protect consumers from direct marketers without integrity, we are really concerned that some of the measures currently under consideration will have a very detrimental effect on our business. 1. The seven day waiting period will without doubt give the impression that our business is "questionable" and there will be those who, would otherwise be enthusiastic about getting their own business started, now may not do so simply because there is the implied doubt by this measure. It would also mean our marketing effort would practically be doubled by having to contact such a person seven days later and the risk of losing a prospect will be much higher. We feel strongly that this proposed measure is impractical and will cause unneccessary delays in our marketing process. 2. What made it easy for us to start was the $35 fee, which was very affordable and got us going immediately. If we were forced to pay $500 fee, we may have made the mistake of not starting our business simply due to the $500 fee. If approved, It would have a very negative impact on our business. 3. While we believe it to be irrelevant to report litigation, If litigation reporting is required, then to make it fair, it must distinguish between winning and losing suites. 4. While the earning claims of the "bad boys" will probably be accurate, the legitimate ones will. This seems to be unworkable in practice. 5. Due to our marketing being around the world, it makes it impractical and logistically extremely dificult to find the 10 nearest References. In addition it raises the question of privacy and identity theft. Thank you for taking the time to consider our comments. We wish you well in your very important work. Faithfully, Hennie Schoeman Schoeman Enterprises, Inc.