|Received:||7/10/2006 1:21:15 PM|
|Subject:||Business Opportunity Rule|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 437|
Comments:We applaud any efforts to reduce the number of "fly-by-night deals" that come along, but not to restrict the success of the many legitimate businesses in Direct Marketing. Making my living as an Independent Business Owner for over 35 years in direct marketing, I have great concerns of the harm your proposed "Trade Regulation Rule on Business Opportunities" would cause me and my family. First of all, I believe the FTC and other regulatory agencies are doing a good job to protect people from harm in our industry. We are always clear to inform people that the amount of success they have is based on their own effort and accomplishments and no one can guarantee them anything other than an opportunity. We and our organization provide all new prospects with the average earnings of Independent Business Owners (IBO) in the Quixtar Business as required by the FTC. We also let them know that over 1 billion in profit has been earned by IBOs in the 1st 6 years of the Quixtar Business model. We always feel good to offer the plan and products, as our satisfaction guarantee ensures no one can be financially hurt. Even the cost of our business kit and sample pack of products less than $150.00 is refundable if some one changes their mind. This is much better than having someone wait 7 days before they can register and start their own business. We believe the first few days after seeing the business is critical to getting them into action and moving them ahead with the information and help they need to see their own results. Providing a list of 10 IBOs in their area is first of all an invasion of privacy, revealing names, phone numbers, etc. As the new person is a free agent, some of the 10 IBOs could persuade the new person to join in their own line of sponsorship. We provide "second look" meetings where new people can come to review the Quixtar concept and meet other IBOs. They can visit in person to get other's input and experience. Our opinion is that some other IBO's legal conflicts have nothing to do with how we or anyone else conducts our business. Personal integrity and responsibility is at the forefront of business success. Thank you for considering these points of concern. We have much more to add, but we're trying to give hi-lites to keep it short.