|Received:||7/1/2006 4:22:35 PM|
|Organization:||Albert And Associates (Quixtar)|
|Subject:||Business Opportunity Rule|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 437|
Comments:My name is James Albert. Other information about me is listed above so I wont waste space duplicating. I have been a business owner with Quixtar for approx. 4 years. During that time I have built my business with integrity. I or Quixtar would not have it any other way. Not only does Quixtar offer people a way to create income, it offers them a vehicle to help other people's dreams come true. My goal is to help as many people as possible to make money. Money enough to stay home and take care of their own kids instead of farming them out to daycare. Money enough for them to help parents or other family members that may be in need financially thus easing the burden on government welfare programs. When I was first exposed to Quixtar, I was given all the information I needed to make an educated decision about what I was getting involved with, thus, when I sponsor others I give them the same information including information about what they can read negativly about the company on the web if they so desire. Note: Negative on the web is not hard to find. I make sure they know they will have to work, that it isn't a get rich quick scheme that their success is directly related to their effort. Not only do I personnaly give them this information, but it is also stressed at our regularly sceduled opportunity workshops, seminars and conventions. When I finally sit down with a prospect to register them, I feel beyond a shadow of a doubt that they are well informed. I then help them register. The prospect is required to pay the yearly business fee of approx. $47.00 (TOTAL). I also offer them the option if purchasing starter packs, special offers etc. I explain to them that even though these options will help them in the long run, they are not required to purchase them and if they do or not, it will in no way change my mindset on the help I will give them in getting started. I explain to them that the registration fee is totaly money back guarentee. I would like to address specific points of the proposed rules being considered concerning my type of business. Problem 1; 7 day wait... Our opportunity has a money back guarentee. If the prospect becomes dis-satified they have the ability and right to become unaffiliated thus making the 7 day waiting period before registering un-necessary. Also, I help people all over the place start business'. When I am working with people far away, a seven day waiting period requires an extra trip. With gas prices as they are, it isn't dollar smart. Problem 2; 10 References... The problem that I have with this is as follows. I work very hard to find prospects that I can relate to and work with. I don't want to expose my people to IBO's that might not have their best interest in mind. I know the integrity level I operate under. I do not know the level of all other IBO's. Problem 3: Lawsuit information... This is the one that I am most passionately opposed to. Exposing propects to lawsuit info of alleged fraud etc. even if they have not been proven to be true feed the garbage on the internet. Their is already enough unfair, inaccurate, totally bogus junk floating through cyberspace. We don't need anymore. Furthermore, why should a legitamate company like Quixtar be required to do this. Why not require suit disclosures about your friendly neighbohood supercenters, restaurant chains, churches, etc.; the list could be endless. Whats good for the goose is good for the gander. In closing I will go on record anywhere, anytime as saying that QUIXTAR is one of the best, fairest, most integrity filled organizations that I have ever been associated with. Quixtar already has rules in place to fight everything you are addressing in your proposal. As the proverbial saying goes...DON'T GET THE GOOD TO GET TO THE BAD. When I was a child if I was bad, I got a spanking. If my brother was bad he got a spanking. Now days it is the trend to punish all for what a few are doing wrong. Lets put a stop to it NOW!!!!