|Received:||7/8/2006 2:32:52 AM|
|Subject:||Business Opportunity Rule|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 437|
Comments:I have been a quixtar IBO, along with my husband, for about 1 1/2 years.We have reached our goal of attaining the 1000 pin level and are currently working towards the 1500 level. Our Quixtar business has helped us to become more organized in all aspects of our lives and has helped us learn to make the most of our time and to be more selective in how we spend our time. Other than the income that our business is beginning to generate, we have been blessed by the association with the other IBOs in our orginization. We have greatly benifitted from the moral fellowship and excellent teaching from our upline. Before we registered with Quixtar, we were encouraged to attend quite a few home meetings and teaching sessions so that we could fully understand what the Quixtar opportunity had to offer us. When my husband and I sponsor prospective IBOs we use the example of our upline and we never push anyone to register. We provide them with as much information as we can, encourage them to attend weekly meetings, and wait for them to decide when and if they are ready to register. When a person comes to one of our teaching sessions they learn right away that the quixtar opportunity is not a welfare plan. To suceed in this business you need persistance and consistance. When a prospective IBO comes to a house meeting they are instructed on how much time and effort it will take to build their business. They are told plainly that this is not a "get rich quick" plan. To become registered as an IBO and receive a sample of products, our prospects are asked to invest less than 200.00 dollars, all of which comes with a 100% money back gaurantee. I do not believe that the seven day waiting period is necessary for our business. Our prospects are always encouraged to take their time and really understand what they are doing. It would also hinder those IBOs that quickly grasp the idea and want to get going right away in their business. If an IBO decides that a Quixtar business is not for them there is a money back gaurantee that they may take advantage of. It is not necessary to have a requirement to provide IBO references.All of our prospective IBOs get to meet our whole team of IBOs at our weekly meetings, our bi-monthly potlucks, and other occasions, where they have opportunity to ask any questions they have. The rquirement for a litigation list does not seem clear on what is expected. The way it stands now, it would be damaging to a quixtar business because unecessary information would have to be presented to potential IBOs.They could draw the wrong conclusion or be overwhelmed and discouraged by all the information. Prospective IBOs aare told what the "average" IBO earns as well as examples of what can be earned at different levels. They also are made to understand that what they earn will depend on their commitment level and how well they duplicate what their upline does.Any addition to this would be tedious and unnecessary. We are very honest with our IBOs that we sponsor about what our earning level is. We also share with them our goals for the immediate future and long term. I believe that a requirement of financial substantiation would be an invasion of privacy.