|Received:||7/12/2006 11:32:45 PM|
|Subject:||Business Opportunity Rule|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 437|
Comments:Regarding FTC Proposal of business oportunities: Quixtar provides clear and specific rules,guidelines,and regulations on how all Independent Business Owners work.I have been an I.B.O. for two and a half years and from the beginning have been told to specify that there are no guarantees.We are not allowed to make promises.The information I provide also comes in writing.The company provides information explaining(in detail)how our business model works.I have read that a seven day period may be implicated for prospects.WHY?.I have been taught to provide extensive information to a prospect.In fact, I usually meet with a prospect three to four times before a descision is made and provided. I see no need for references of other I.B.O.'s because I always introduce many of the people I work with to a prospect.It's part of the interview/descision process.I am willing to provide the FTC,the I.R.S.,and any goverment affiliated source with any of my income claims and disclosures.However, I am not providing such information to a total stranger. I might as well give out my credit card pin number and checking account numbers while I'm at it.I don't mean to sound condecending but it is what this proposal is asking all I.B.O.'s to do.Again,not to be offensive,but to single out a business structure like this by presenting statements of past law suits,legal claims,etc is just as well as labelling us as criminals.No one wants to see the positive affect of anything once they've seen the negative.It's the same as saying to someone "I found a dead rat in a burger at ***** restaurant but the ribs are simply delicious!".There are some brand name companies and stores that I could mention that are currently being sued but no one asks for copies of those lawsuits or names of "references" when they are applying for a job.And I'm sure you know that some of those "plain view" stores are running scams of their own.To imply this regulation on our business,or any business model such as ours, is calling forth action,such as this,to all businesses.Private or public.I have worked with this system for along period of time.The people I work with have reinforced and retaught me to be honest and fair.They have insisted that I create and maintain an honest,dignified,and truthful business.I have seen them deny help to those that have been dishonest and unfair to others.I have seen businesses that have been terminated by quixtar for failure to adhere to the rules and regulations of conduct that have been followed by successful I.B.O.'s.This proposal should just as well shut us down.But the FTC knows of our practices and knows how we operate.The FTC should also take into consideration how this proposal will be a crushing blow to the growth of honest business owners.The few suggestions I have: All business models,such as ours,should provide in clear writing how their business works.Whom are their sources of product sales.Can these sources be contacted at any time.What is the average income made(without personal disclosures).Clear and written disclosure of rules and regulations of conduct.And, the one thing that our business guarantees,that no one else can,money back guarantee within a period of time if they can no longer work with the business structure.I have personally bought back merchandise from an unsatisfied I.B.O. that I personally registered.This is what I was taught and this is what I teach.Please,I beg you,to reconsider this proposal.For the sake of honest people.Like the ones I work with.Thank you for your time. With great respect, Ismael Concepcion.