Business Opportunity Rule #522418-12568

Submission Number:
Laurie Combs
Initiative Name:
Business Opportunity Rule
The proposed Business Opportunity Rule (Matter No. R511993) would severly limit my business building activity and adversely affect my home business. 1) The list of cancelled distributorship is irrelevant to the legitimacy and/or effectiveness of my company. 2) A 7 day waiting period is not necessary when the company has a 30 day money back guarantee. 3) Compliance costs would eat into the profit margin of the network marketing company. Thus diminishing profits for the home based business owner as well. 4) The list of purchasers is proprietary information that should not be opened to the public. I started my network marketing business so that I would have the opportunity to raise my children instead of leaving them in the care of a stranger for 10 hours a day. My family's home and security relies on my network marketing business. This industry and my company in particular are highly reputable. Yes, there are bad apples in the bunch. However, just because you may have a bad lunch at a restaurant doesn't mean that all restraunts should be made to pay for that mistake, correct? Same concept with network marketing. If changes in the industry are required then they need to be relevant and effective to bring about change. Most of the requirements in this proposed rule are arbitrary and do not provide effective changes that would weed out the bad apples in the bunch. The proposed rule as it is written today is ineffective for the consumer and devasting for the small home based network marketing business. Please revisit this rule. My family depends on it. Thank you for your consideration. Laurie Combs