|Received:||7/4/2006 8:09:23 PM|
|Subject:||Business Opportunity Rule|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 437|
Comments:As a Quixtar affiliated Independent Business Owner, I feel that some of the propositions are very unreasonable. I have been an IBO for a year and a half, and my husband and I have just moved to North Carolina. Not knowing anyone in this area, especially other IBO's, I find it to be very difficult to locate 10 "references" to provide to potential IBO's. We provide plenty of information to people who want to register in this business, and if they need more information, we are more than happy to oblige. Never have I had anyone ask me for "references" to see if this business is legitimate. I would also take it as a violation of my privacy if other IBO's that I did not even know about had my information and was passing it on to other people who they were trying to register. The point of registering IBO's is to have a group so that new prospects can meet others affiliated with the business! I am also perturbed that the FTC is considering making us business owners come up with specific earning disclosures. I don't know about everyone else, but I am not that great with math. If someone came up with 100 different figures that they wanted calculations for, just how long would that take? It is almost impossible to come up with an earning figure for some random amount. The amount of volume each IBO does varies, as well as other incentives. That is why before any prospect signs up to become an IBO, the disclosure statement at the bottom of the literature packs plainly state that the figures that are shown can and will vary. Nobody can guarantee how much money one can make in this business. It is all upon the individual. These so-called regulations are just making it harder and harder for hard working, honest people like myself and all other IBO's to earn a decent living without having to go to work everyday. It is unfortunate that scams have been so abundant and destructive to this great business opportunity. I hope the FTC does some long, hard thinking about these regulations they have come up with, because they will be negatively affecting the lives of thousands of people.