|Received:||6/28/2006 11:10:54 AM|
|Commenter:||Stephan W Pickman|
|Subject:||Business Opportunity Rule|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 437|
Comments:I've been an IBO at the Platinum level for several years and don't understand how we are getting lumped into a category with pyramid scams or any other type of opportunity that is not real. I have always been taught to share information honestly with prospects and business partners as well and don't believe that anything solid or long term can come out of a misrepresentation of a business opportunity which requires relationships with people in order to expand our team. We will be financially free by helping other groups to grow and create income for themselves. To mentor others requires a foundation of trust and mutual respect. That to me means full disclosure and all information up front so that an intelligent person who is looking for an opportunity can make an educated decision based upon their evaluation. Our team and entire organizations' credo is to work honestly with people who are serious about improving their future through business ownership. One of our requirements in working with new people is that they are open and honest as well. I don't want to teach honesty - rather to practice and lead by example and find others who feel exactly the same way. It is sad that there are people out there who think that hurting people will get them ahead long term. It does not work. We know that by watching other so-called opportunities come and go. The BWW Team has been growing for 40 plus years and our leadership knows it is because we tell the truth. The fact that some people join our team and quit before they have done the work that promises success is a shame. This unfortunate scenario has existed since time began. A registration on our team is $68.00 to obtain an IBO number. An owner will then slowly adjust their purchases according to their needs and willingness to try new brands. All products are money-back guaranteed for 180 days and Quixtar pays the shipping on the returns if any. There are no appreciable risks other than a little time and potential gains can be substantial. Leaders can make decisions quickly. A 7-day waiting period does not make sense as the information is not that complex. We use our own products and refer business by teaching others to duplicate what we have done. 7 days gives prospects an opportunity to check with friends and relatives who have no information in order to guide properly. Most people who give advice are not qulified to do so unless they have researched properly. That is normally not the case. My friends and relatives tried to dissuade me early on based on their opinions regarding a network marketing business model. I decided to follow people who were in life where I wanted to be - not hating a job, deep in debt, or starved for time with my family. All facts and figures are vehemently disclosed and that is our team rule. People will find the truth eventually anyway - why not open it up front and eliminate the possibility of damaged relationships down the road. Solid long term business organizations never last when they are based upon false pretense. My feelings are to eliminate any scams or unfair business organizations with empty promises is agood thing. Quixtar does not fit that mold. I am not yet at a level that is so substantial that I have a lot to lose income-wise. However, my future earnings and goals for my family and business associates lies with my Quixtar powered business. I have been around the team and the organization long enough to have learned what is real and what can be done. I have no doubts about the potential of the Quixtar opportunity or the integrity of my mentorship. I have investigated thoroughly and based upon what I have seen and experienced, this is where I will stay. Please focus your restrictions on scams and people who intend to hurt others. That does not exist here. We feel that we do it right and would rather dissuade a prospect who is not of the callibur we feel comfortable working with. Honesty and integrity and accountability are required.