|Received:||6/29/2006 9:03:05 AM|
|Subject:||Business Opportunity Rule|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 437|
Comments:Dear FTC, I have been an IBO with Quixtar for 7 years and 3 years prior to that I was a distributer with Amway. Getting involved with this business has been one of the best decisions I have ever made. When I was first exposed to the Quixtar opportunity the information I was told was exactly as it is. I was told it wasn't a get rich quick plan and it would take alot of work. They told me it wouldn't be easy, and they were right. The education I have received from being a part of the training system partnered with Quixtar has enabled me to be sucessful in Quixtar but also in my job. The diciples and people skills I have learned in this business have helped my get multiple promotions at work and also reach the first level of recognition in Quixtar. I am currently in the process of recruting other business owners and when I share the opportunity with them I advise them of same things I was told when I started the business. I also give them as clear of a picture as I can of what it takes to be successful with this opportunity. I advise them that it isn't easy and I tell them what I've have done. I also give them information from other IBOs to listen to and watch for them to get perspectives other than mine. I also offer them an opportunity to meet other IBOs that are currently in the business. I rarely get prospects envolved with the Quixtar business the same day I share the opportunity with them because I want them to be fully aware of what they are getting envolved in. I do this because I don't want to waste mine or their time. Typically I can take a propect through all the the steps listed above withing 2 to 3 days. A requirement of a 7 day waiting period for a prospect to become an IBO is outrageous. This is like putting a 7 day waiting period before you can take a new job. That doesn't make any since. If I interview for a job, they tell me what I am suppose to do, I like what I hear, if they offer me the job on the spot, I can make the decision right there if I want to take the job or not. As an adult I should be able to chose if I want to take the job now or wait 7 days. The same applies with Quixtar. The same argument can be applied to all 7 of these proposals. When you interview with a company for a job are they required to wait 7 days before they hire you, do they have to provide a list of references of other businesses in the area, are the required to share the last 10 years of lawsuits filed against them, are they required to share their financial statment as a company, and does the person hiring me have to tell me how much he makes? I think all of these proposals are not needed for our business. These requirements would be a diservice to all the people who could benefit tramendously from the Quixtar opportunity. It seems as if these proposals are being suggested because an adult is not able to make a informed decision about the company they are getting involved with. In the Quixtar business every prospect I share it with gets the truth based on what I have experienced in the business. I advise them how much the average IBO makes. I also advise them what it takes to be an above average IBO. After all of this if the prospect gets involved, in which typically cost about $150-$200, and they feel it isn't for them or they were mislead in any way they can get all of there money back, they can also quit at any time. There is no opportunity out there better than the Quixtar opportunity. The company is run with the most integrity and promoted amongst all IBOs.