|Received:||6/28/2006 8:18:41 AM|
|Subject:||Business Opportunity Rule|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 437|
Comments:When you join a gym, they don't shower you with with pictures and information on people who DIDN'T SUCCEED because they didn't follow a training program. The Quixtar model is similar in that EVERYONE who puts forth legitimate effort in turn makes legitimate income. I launched my business 1.5 years ago and didn't make any money at first because I did no work. I was, however, provided with plenty of information regarding the "average IBO," that the average income was $115/month. That is like saying the "average gym member" gains weight. I don't want to be average! Now I make $400 per month in my Quixtar business, and that figure is on the rise every month. When I show the program to a prospect, I am specifically taught to say "This is NOT a get rich quick scheme!" As well as, "there are no guarantees, but this is the income potential of the program." I then provide them with a copy of "Success" magazine which did an entire issue on the Quixtar business. This magazine completely knocks down any thought of a scam or fraud because of the magazine's credibility. I also ENCOURAGE the prospect to look for us on the FTC website, the BBB website, as well as the Chamber of Commerce website. All of this information helps a prospect determine that this is a legitimate opportunity. A rule such as the one you have mentioned would harm my business and all others as well. When you, YOU the person READING THIS, when you began working for the FTC, they did not provide you with the viewpoint of every former disgruntled employee! That would be absurd and make you not want to work for the FTC. That is in essence the same thing that would happen to us as Independent Business Owners. It would provide prospects with irrelevent negative information that does not affect their business at all. The 7 day rule you have mentioned also harms my Quixtar business more than you can imagine. One of the most exciting things for a prospect is how quickly they can sponsor other close friends and family members, literally within a day or two from seeing the program. If you take that ability away it would harm every business owner's ability to build MOMENTUM on their team and increase excitement quickly. That is what the business is built on, EXCITEMENT. Please do not institute these afforementioned policies. It would harm our businesses. I do fully support getting a prospect enough information to determine that the opportunity is legitimate, and there are plenty of ways to do that (as mentioned) that do not harm our businesses, and still reach your goal of educating people about our program.