|Received:||7/8/2006 6:20:00 PM|
|Subject:||Business Opportunity Rule|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 437|
Comments:My wife and I have been Independent Business Owners affiliated with Amway/Quixtar for thirteen years. When we began our business we owned and operated a small family farm in western Massachusetts. We have the highest level of respect for Quixtar and the opportunity. Quixtar has stood ready for all of these years delivering great products, providing well trained personel and lending their impeccable reputation to our business. Our bonus checks have been on time for thirteen years. The compensation plan is on the Quixtar site for anyone to read, along with answers to frequently asked questions. Included is the disclosure that .."the average gross monthly income for an active IBO is $115.." Quixtar is #1 on the web in customer service which includes full money back/ buy back policy on everything from products to educational material to registration fees (those fees are less than $50 dollars.) We have also enjoyed the support of our team or "upline" for all of these years. This was the part that really caught my attention, that another man would really ever come to help me succeed .I checked with my in-laws who were highly respected news people in Boston, about the Amway Corp. They told us that the Amway opportunity was a true Free Enterprise opportunity backed by one of the most financially solid companies in America. And the team did come, all the way from California once a month for a year to teach us. The college educations my wife and I received didn't teach us half of what we have learned in this business. Asset development, free enterprise and leverage were all unknown to us. We were shown how to work effectively part time while keeping our farm in full operation. Within a year, I had replaced my farming income and in the next three years replaced my wifes income. Our daughter has enjoyed a life with parents at home with her. She has learned leadership and ownership principles. She is a national Honor Society student and a state champion tennis player. So much of her winning attitude, orientation toward service and team spirit comes from our family's association with this opportunity. My wife and I have both experienced the support and encouragement from the Quixtar team and our upline team for enough years to honestly say that without this opportunity we would just be another frustrated family struggling with financial ignorance, debt and the tension that accompanies it. Educational materials were available and optional from the start. They were so inexpensive that we took advantage of them immediatly. In an attempt to eliminate dishonest and illegal schemes, why not use the time proven Quixtar business model as the standard? No business is without risk, but our business has proven itself legitimate over many years. And more than that, we have proven that with hard work and this program a family can change thier future! Four points 1) giving 10 names etc..this leaves us open to other IBOs registering our prospect. 2) 7 day wait..unnecessary, Quixtar gives full money back if not fully satisfied. 3) list of all legal "claims"...Quixtar answers these claims. Dishonest companies will ignore the rules anyway. 4) income disclosure...Quixtar gives disclosure on the site. Keep the eagle free. Americans must have access to genuine opportunity. Quixtar offers a legitimate opportunity to people like us who will never be able to play at the big business level, but we can be a strong statement that small businesses are really the backbone of America.