|Received:||6/15/2006 6:09:43 PM|
|Subject:||Business Opportunity Rule|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 437|
|Attachment:||522418-02413.pdf Download Adobe Reader|
Comments:I am a 73 year old, physically challenged widow who has been involved with many companies starting with Amway in the late 1980's and with Xango since April 2004. I like my present company and their single, patented, category-created, food supplement loaded with phytonutrients. I like my present company because they train well, the company does not discriminate between lines of sponsorship. Everybody likes to help others, all of us realizing if we don't help others we ourselves will not make much money. As far as making claims of the money we make I was taught early on if somebody asks me how much money I make, I should respond with "The amount of money I make is irrelevant. What is relevant is how hard are you willing to work to make the amount of money you want to make?" If asked what the product can or will do, my answer is "I can tell you what it has done for me personally" and then I direct them to a website where other users tell what the product has done for them. As for providing the prospect with names and addresses of other people in the vicinity who are involved with the same lproduct or company, that would be almost impossible for me to do. Records such as that are available only from corporate and they won't give that information out. As for prospects having to wait seven days before signing up, you might as well encourage me to leave the business myself. Because of my age, and relocation late in life from another state, I work strictly a cold market. If somebody in California (and I have downline in that state as well as states all over the country,) tells me in Florida they want to get started right now, either to build the business or use the product or both, I wouldv truly be biting the hand that feeds me and when your only other income is Social Security you just don't do that. I realize there are unscrupulous people out there who like to give honest, upstanding companies like mine a tarnished reputation because in their twisted reasoning that would stop us, but I would ask you to consider the hard working people like myself who are trying to make a legitimate income from encouraging our prospect to "try it and see what it might do for you". I realize people like that should be stopped, but I beg you to not hurt the honest entrepreneur just to stop the dishonest business whose only goal is to make some illegitimsate gain from suckers who believe everything they read and disappear, never to be seen again. We will still be around. We have nothing to hide and nothing to be gained or accomplished by running.