Business Opportunity Rule #522418-11125

Submission Number:
Rebecca Rutherford
Initiative Name:
Business Opportunity Rule
Dear Federal Trade Commission Member: 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 Leader and have been working in this business for 11 1/2 years. In that time, I have been able to build an income that allows me to stay at home with my children instead of paying someone else to raise them. In addition, I have brought many people into this business, who have been able to use this opportunity to support themselves and their families. The regulations you are planning would make it incredibly difficult to introduce anyone to this opportunity. One of the best things about this business is that anyone can start their business and begin earning money within a timeframe of two weeks. I feel good about sharing PartyLite's very real business opportunity with others, and want to be able to continue to easily introduce PartyLite to more people who could benefit as I have. Most people join PartyLite wanting and often needing to earn money right away, and your proposal would hinder them from starting their business in the timeframe they choose. 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. Please know that I'm thankful that we have the FTC working to protect average consumers like me, but in this case, you will be working against me, impacting my future and my family's future. Please reconsider your proposals to regulate legitimate, professional direct sellers like me. Respectfully Yours, Becky Rutherford