|Received:||7/11/2006 11:15:42 AM|
|Subject:||Business Opportunity Rule|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 437|
Comments:As an Independent Business Owner (IBO) within the Quixtar business model for the past five years, I have numerous concerns regarding the FTC Proposal. Many families in this country have weathered difficult times in the recent past with down-sizing and bottom lines, not to mention the personal debt that is eating away at millions of families. For many, a job is just not working, and I am not convinced a second job is the answer either. For us, we were/are doing OK, but we really had to be honest to ourselves, and admit that even though we were making more money than we were the previous five years, we really weren't any better off. When we were introduced to the Quixtar business model, there was no one more skeptical than me. But our business team provided us with enough information for us to make a decision that was right for us. They always made it clear this was not a get rich quick scheme, but an opportunity that would take work, but work that we could fit into our schedule. When we talk with people, we let them know this, and we have always UNDER PROMISED income potential. And I have always been impressed with the integrity of the Corporation. They continue to bend over backwards to provide us with unparalled products and service. When a person/couple register as an IBO, the initial cost will be somewhere between $200-$400, which would include a sample pack of products to get them started. If they change their minds, virtually all their money would be returned. In today's business atmosphere, I have never seen a Company with more integrity. I am proud to be a part of it. The FTC Proposal has too many strangle-hold requirements that would seriously affect the growth of my, or any IBO's business. Is this society litigious enough? Providing a list of all litigation that is currently under way or that has occurred over the past ten years provides nothing to the prospect, except confusion. Why not just provide the mailing or web address of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce? As for providing prospects a list of other current IBO's in the area...This, at first, sounds like a good idea, but this business is difficult enough without the prospect possibly going with another IBO, after doing all of the leg-work. New prospects or IBO's are always invited to meet other IBO's, inside and outside their respective Teams at one of the many workshops. This provides them the opportunity to find out for themselves what kind of people are building a business just like them. And again, our Team always provides an income disclosure brochure which includes the guidelines for IBO behavior for the Quixtar Corporation. I have seen firsthand, how the Corporation follows-thru with their policies, and I am impressed with their policing efforts. I realize there are numerous "flim-flam" organizations out there...People who are preying on other's situations. And it upsets me that those people may more than tarnish our reputation, and give the general public a false opinion of our business association with Quixtar. I also realize the elimination of those less than reputable organizations would more than likely lift the opinion of those of us who are trying to make a difference, not only for our own families, but those other families that would like to change their situations as well. But, the way this proposal is now written is not the way. Those of us in the Quixtar.com community, and the other legitimate companies need a regulation that will not hinder the growth of our businesses. Too much regulation equals too little freedom. Let us pursue free enterprise with reason.