|Received:||7/6/2006 6:13:22 PM|
|Subject:||Business Opportunity Rule|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 437|
Comments:I have been an IBO with Quixtar for 7 years, in that time my personal life has improved greatly, due to the mentorship program and help from both my upline and downline. I have made an income from the first month in the business. My next goal is to reach the silver level which we are on track to do within the next 4 months. This business has enriched my life in many ways and I am tremendously greatful for it. The mentorship program has helped me improve my skills as a mother and wife and business women. One of the most important aspects of this business is the fact that all the cards are on the table from the moment we sit down to register someone. We would not have a working relationship if in any way we tried to lie or misrepresent how people make their money. When we register someone we hope for a life long relationship and consider them business partners. So where would the profit be in telling the new person anything that isn't easy to substantiate? As we are discussing this business with a new person we always leave them with a form that tells them what the average IBO has made which is $115 a month. We also tell them that the person that does the work makes the money. This is not a lottery. Only those that work the business get paid. The people we register pay about $125.00 to get started. All of that is refundable. I am concerned about making my new IBO's wait 7 days to register because what we see many times is someone that has five friends that are also excited about the opportunity and want to all get going together and even some of those will have friends that want to start. If the top person has to wait and then the next in line has to wait it could be over a month before one group of friends all are able to get started. This could push a new IBO's business back a month and our goal is to help the newest IBO make money right away so he knows this is a legitimate business. Also because each business is unique in many ways I am concerned about my new person contacting 10 people in the area especially if they were not people I knew personally. I know the people in my line of sponsorship run their business with integrity but I can not vouch for others outside my influence. Also my time is valuable and I am not interested in giving my name out to others so I can be put on a list of people to contact and discuss whether this business works or not. I already do that for the people I am personally involved with. Then the idea of providing a litigation list to our prospects, I 'm curious do all companies have to do that for their future prospects? I ran a daycare center where anyone could file a complaint and it would go on file whether it had any merit or not. This kept some parents away even if it was the daycare down the block that was not quite full that was filing the complaint. I would hate to see the same thing happen here where every complaint whether it was legitimate or not was on file and the new person had to deal with all the claims of unhappy people whether it was real or not. I have had people quit the business after a few months, that kept all of their emply containers and returned them saying they didn't really like the stuff and their money was refunded 100%. I have never seen such great customer service. So I am always surprised by the complaints I have seen on the internet. I have been nothing but happy with the way this company handles any complaints and with a growing business we handle our fair share. As far as the income disclosures as I already stated we give every prospect a statement of the average IBO's income and a sheet showing how many people they have to involve at what dollar amount to make what kind of money. I tell people everytime we sit down that they can take the paper home and work the numbers out for themselves, it is all there for them to see. I would feel fine about exposing my imcome but not be open to making others expose theirs. I do not show my W2's this is no different.