|Received:||7/12/2006 4:05:22 PM|
|Subject:||Business Opportunity Rule|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 437|
Comments:I have been an IBO for just over two years. I feel I have earned according to the amount of work I have put into my business. I have gained an invaluable amount of knowledge and training from being associated with Quixtar and the available training systems. I was told when I started in business that Quixtar was NOT a get rich quick scheme and that work, dedication and time were required. In any seminar I have ever attended, that fact is made very clear. I do not see any benefit in making people wait 7 days to register. I don't have to wait seven days to do anything else in my life, why this? Besides, it's not like your signing your life away. If you want out, get out. I think that making a requirement that people have to wait 7 days is unfair. It makes legitimate business look guilty. Being required to provide a list of prospects is redundant. ALL prospects are invited to seminars and encouraged to meet other people in the business. I also don't like the idea of IBO's being required to give out personal contact information. Is Wal-Mart required to give out customers personal information? It's not fair and it's not right. As far as income claims go, Quixtar already has income information available and it is available to new prospects. While I can understand the FTC's concern for the consumer, I really do not think that these proposed rules are fair or really necessary. It's called "buyer beware" and applies to all walks of life. I dont wait seven days to buy a car or a house, join a church, eat out or go skating. I can't go to my local supermarket, video store or gas station and demand a list of personal contact information on customers so I can call them. I am not able to go to a local college and demand contact information on the alumni so I can see who was successful after graduation. Thats called invasion of privacy. It is not fair to single out home businesses, or any business for that matter. If I joined a gym, and was required to sign up for a year, but then never went to the gym, is it the gyms fault I did not lose weight or get fit? No. If I flunk out of college or technical school, is it the schools fault? No. If I get laid off at work, is it my employers fault? No. If I start a McDonald's, knowing that other McDonalds made lots of money, yet I don't diligently work at mine and apply the training, and the store fails, is it McDonalds fault? Nope. I know that with Quixtar, there is nothing to hide already. Everyone is encouraged to participate, be a part of, get involved, and check it out. The whole essence of Quixtar and the training systems is to be involved, to grow personally, develope teams and help other people succeed. How can you do that AND be a rip-off at the same time? You can't. I think the mis-leading businesses out there will weed themselves out, and the good ones will prosper, as in any business or service. There are already laws and processes in place that if someone did get lied to or mis-lead, then they can seek retribution at that time. I feel that this proposal will slow, damage and unfairly burden my business. People are skeptical enough already and this propsal incriminates all home businesses right up front. People will look at these requirements as proof that I am not a real business owner, or that there is something illegal about it. Let legitimate and legal businesses be. Let the dishonest ones self-distruct. Let someone who thinks they have been wronged use what is already in place to get justice.