|Received:||7/7/2006 2:53:28 PM|
|Subject:||Business Opportunity Rule|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 437|
Comments:Your proposed guidelines are too restrictive and detrimental to growing an qualified legal secure independent business while doing nothing to protect against fraudulent businesses which exsist. When I got involved with Quixtar, I was presented a Business Plan, not a promise of how much I would make. Your own results are due to your own work and commitment. Your income comes from the movement of consumer buying of product, not from training and getting other "in" which is what other companies try. Today, there are way to many "references" available. You either listen and talk to qualified knowledgeable business owner or you go to the web and, depending on the source get either certified acclaims or some no name account who is trying to indite the business. In that case, a real business person would flush out their claims (if he even buys into them( to a knowlegdeable business owner to see whether the claims are valid (which they never are). Getting references of other, bonus check copies are nothing more than exposure of privacies. I wanted to get to know the quality of people who were going to be in my business - personally. So I attended several open meeting where I could get to know them, their honesty and their integrity. THAT is all the reference one really needs. Most people are to lazy to ewven check this much out. As far as seeing someones paycheck, I thought what does that have to do with anything. You make exactly what you have earned based upon the certified business plan. The FTC should concentrate more on certifying the business plans and making sure the profits are distributed for real transaction of goods or services and that everyone inside the plan is treated fairly. I have to believe this would shut down 90 percent of the direct sell business. Use your own rules about no product loading of making profits from someone "getting in" a particular business. Instead of putting detrimental constraints on all the "qualified" businesses. I disagree with every one of the suggested guidelines but do feel that the FTC should better certify business and shut down the ones that are not acceptable business according to direct selling guidlines.