|Received:||7/10/2006 3:07:48 PM|
|Subject:||Business Opportunity Rule|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 437|
Comments:I have been an IBO for about 4 years now, and it has been a pleasant experience from day one. Everyone was upfront and honest about everything that has to do with Quixtar. In fact, the person who registered me wouldn't sign me up until he was sure I understood what it takes to build the business and that it's not a "get rich quick deal". If they imposed a 7-day wait period on me I probably would have been very frustrated. All of my questions and concerns were addressed and there was no need for me to wait longer. Once my questions and concerns were addressed, I was ready to get started right away. In addition, it takes less than $300 to start the business that included product samples and literature to help me get started. And I they provide more than enough time to get your money back if your not happy for any reason. I had nothing to loose. To make new IBO’s wait and additional week before being able to expand their business is just unfair. This would have been very discouraging to me as a new IBO. When IBO's see the business plan, before they even sign up, they are provided with literature packs, which explains the business model in detail. In addition they meet other local individuals in the business at weekly trainings/meetings, and our Uplines at their homes usually. They have a chance to speak with and ask questions of the people they meet, including those evening’s speakers. For example I brought a single mother to a meeting, and introduced her to other single mothers in the team, whom she was able to speak with and ask questions about how they fit the business around their child and job. I am also concerned about the rule of providing a list of IBO's for my new prospect to contact. I've met thousands of Individuals in the Quixtar opportunity and I have found them to be wonderful people. But if I go through the work of presenting the business opportunity to someone and they are interested in the business, I don't want them calling other people and possibly signing up with them instead. That would be completely unfair and bad for my business. When I signed up into business, everything was so open to me that I didn’t want to, or need to call anyone else for reference. I could see this being necessary if new prospects weren’t already meeting the team and speaking to them. Some people don’t want people calling them or showing up at their homes. I personally would not like this, because it’s not only violating my privacy, it may turn out to be unsafe. This is a crazy world, and you never know what can happen! I also don’t like the proposal to provide a "litigation list". I myself researched Quixtar before signing up in business, and found nothing to be alarmed about. For us to dig up litigations against Quixtar and other IBO’s is simply ridiculous. Especially, for cases with no merit. Quixtar is very open about their earnings and what they pay out. IBO’s are also very honest and upfront about income potential, and what the average business owner makes. I personally would not want to go pull my bank statement to prove to someone this is how much money I have made, nor do I want to keep copies of my checks. The biggest theme amongst IBO’s is that you reap what you sow. If you lie to people about the business or incomes it will come back to you. If you lie about your income, people will soon find out because we have monthly pin recognition, and if you’re at a lower level than you claimed, prospects will know. When I saw the business plan and I saw that people were actually succeeding, and what the average income is, that’s all I needed to know. I saw that this was a business I could build, and succeed at, and that the checks are real. I am a big supporter of protecting people from scams. But please understand that you shouldn't impose such requirements on honest businesses that have proven themselves over the years. Please reconsider these proposals, or adjust them so that the companies who are already compying don't suffer.