|Received:||6/27/2006 10:39:51 AM|
|Organization:||BottomLine Marketing (Quixtar IBO)|
|Subject:||Business Opportunity Rule|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 437|
Comments:All reputable Direct Sellers currently provide a waiting period for registration to any prospect who requests it, and return all investments to any new IBO who changes her mind. I have prospects who have been investigating the Quixtar business for weeks, which is great! Direct sellers cannot be successful unless they are sensitive to the needs of the prospect. Those who want to get started building their business right away should not be hampered by a completely unneccessary rule requiring a formal waiting period. I have been an IBO for 10 years, and have not made any significant income. I understood coming into this business that it was all up to me, my skills, goals, and hard work. These factors will come together to produce significant income in the future, as the timing is right for me. In the meantime, the impact that the business education system has had on my life is interminable. I am very, very fortunate that this opportunity is the foundation of mine and my family's future. If I were contacted as a reference by someone considering becoming a Quixtar IBO, I would absoulutely try to arrange a meeting with the individual to persuade them to join the business with me, as I believe any other IBO would do as well. The leadership and ability of the sponsor is one of the most important factors in how good an opportunity really is. To be successful in helping others, which is the only way any reputable direct seller can be successful, each of us must believe that we can give everything it takes to help the right prospect build the business he is looking for. So naturally we want to convey that belief to any prospect who comes our way. Prospects who are genuinely interested in the business plan will, without question, be "courted" by any and all IBO references they contact who are not in their direct line of sponsorship. Is this your intention? I agree that there should be some reasonable protections from pyramid scemes and opportunities built around shoddy or non-existant products, but don't these protections already exist? Can existing protections be enforced more effectively? If so, that may be all that is needed, not new rules that only hurt honest and reputable direct sellers. Don't be taken in by the complaints of people who were looking for the "easy" opportunity. Direct selling is not easy, its just as difficult as any other path to success. Please don't lose sight of that fact.