Business Opportunity Rule #522418-12501

Submission Number:
Betty Rosenquist
Initiative Name:
Business Opportunity Rule
Re: Business Opportunity Rule, R511993: I am writing because I strongly OPPOSE this Rule! It places serious and undue burden upon Shaklee Distributors, Shaklee Corp. and any other Direct Sales company. It is hard for me to imagine how this Rule came to be crafted! Of course there are unscrupulous Direct Sales companies out there but there are unscrupulous companies in every field. Do you intend to make similar restrictive and burdensome Rules for each of them? I respectfully submit that either the committee doesn't understand Direct Sales or they appear to desire to eliminate it entirely! Not only does it create huge administrative burdens but it will frighten prospective distributors away-- from very legitimate companies with a long history of the highest ethical and scientific standards! Perhaps you could ask leaders in the Direct Sales field to help craft a more meaningful set of Rules. Our family depended on this extra income when the children were growing up and now we need this income to help us during retirement! I hope you will reconsider and abandon this Rule. Thank you very much. Respectfully yours,