|Received:||7/13/2006 7:05:59 PM|
|Subject:||Business Opportunity Rule|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 437|
Comments:I have been an IBO for less than one year. I have a long range goal that will take some time to meet, which is to reach the platinum level of the buisiness. I have met mini goals on the way. I am self employed in another field and have found that the products and services have enhanced my primary source of income as well as provided additional income from my Quixtar business. When I was registered, I was treated with the utmost respect and given all the information that I required to make an educated decision within 3 days. My sponsers have operated with nothing but the highest level of integrity offerring assistance at every level. When sponsoring others, I treat them with the same respect and consideration as I was given, offering answers to thier questions with factual information. The biggest part of success in our business is Effort. When I was sponsored, I was told that, and when I sponsor I tell the same. Your success is dependant on your effort. I let my sponsee's know that if you want to get rich quick, and you are not interested in helping others, the Quixtar business IS NOT FOR YOU! A 7 day waiting period would be detrimental to those prospects that are on the fence for fear of a 'scheme'. I feel that if you impose this rule, it will slam us into the category of 'pyramid' and other 'get rich quick scheme. Our compensation plan offers possiblities that the typical employer/employee relationship cannot offer. If you were to buy a McDonalds, you would not have to wait 7 days. Regarding references, when registering prospects, we always want them to meet other members of our team. I do not feel that it is necissary to introduce them to every IBO in a 10 mile radius, because every IBO runs their businiess differently. I would also not want my hard work lead to credit in someone elses business. That is just not fair, and would not be ethical on the part of the person that 'stole' my client. We have business meeting and business development seminars that a new IBO can meet. This is already built into our business. A litigation list is ridiculous. It is completely suggestive and only reflects the integrity and effort of the plaintiff. It does not reflect the integrity and accountability of the Company. You see, no one complains when they are satisfied, following the system and successful. If you require legitimate businesses like Quixtar to provide this, then require that Wal-Mart, Sony, and every other major fortune 500 company to provide them as well. Requiring an earnings disclosure is not realistic, because to someone who is just seeing the business, it can appear that everything is easy. Our business requires effort to receive. Financial substantiation would be great for those already established in the business, but for those just starting, it could discourage prospects because of the learning curve. A blanket requirement could alienate me from prospects due to this learning curve. As you hone your skills, your profits increase, naturally. I would like anyone reading this to know that I appreciate and effort to limit pyramid and get rich quick schemes. Any limitations that you can provide to those unethical business will help validate our business. Please do not alienate those who are running ethical, successful, integrous businesses, like myself with blanket statements that do not reflect the real effort and commitment that it takes to grow a successful business. Search out the things that differentiate those businesses from the Quixtar business. Define what a pyramid really is for the education of those who want to make an informed decision about our wonderful business opportunity. Thank you for your assitance.