|Received:||7/15/2006 11:42:30 AM|
|Subject:||Business Opportunity Rule|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 437|
Comments:Let me begin by saying I love my Quixtar business opportunity. I have been an IBO since 1997, first using only products, then developing a business. This business opportunity has changed our lives for the better, and we look forward to a future of good things. Addressing some specific issues of the proposal. Quixtar already provides IBOs building a business with good, sound business practices. When we are sharing this opportunity with potential IBOs, we let them know, and see through written booklets, that the income potential is real, but it is up to how hard they are willing to work. It can be done. The waiting period is unnecessary for a Quixtar member and would hinder growth potential severely, therefore impacting any potential income growth. If a newly registered IBO changes their mind, monies are returned. No problem. As far as requiring references, this is unreasonable. The potential IBO is offered opportunities of meeting IBOs in the line of sponsorship via other meetings. Giving an actual list would greatly impact growth because new IBOs don't understand "line-of-sponsorship" and think we are all together. Therefore the potential for losing your prospect to another IBO is apparent and risky. Your litigation issues are a mute point. With the internet, people can get this info. IBOs have good sound practices to follow and if Quixtar is in littgation because of something an IBO did, it was because the IBO conscientiously chose to take that route on his own accord. When Quistar becomes aware of an IBO acting outside the guidelines, they are dealt with. I think Quixtar already does a great job keeping their name clean. As far as disclosing personal income to the prospective IBO is not giving the prospective IBO the big picture. A new IBO just starting out will not have achieved the financial success as yet. Therefore, disclosing personal income would not lead to successful sponsoring. Also, on the job, etiquette dictates that you do not disclose your compensation to your co-workers. So then why here. The prospective IBO has ample opportunity to meet IBO in their line of sponsorship and can certainly see for himself the life styles they share. Therefore, financial disclosures would be detrimental to a new IBO who just doesn't have it yet. In closing, although the FTC is there for the good of the American people, unfortunately some of your proposals would hinder Americans from fulfilling their dreams of being independent. As a suggesstion, perhaps the FTC could more focus their efforts and time on getting the bogus companies to cease operating. Quixtar, having only been in existence since 1999 has changed lives. If someone did some thing unbusiness like, it was their choice. Perhaps we as business people need to take responsibility for our own actions instead of blaming someone else. Certainly law suits would be less. Today, there is no such thing as employment security, you need to have an alternate opportunity. Please consider carefully what you are proposing. Today, more than ever, Americans need to be able to have a chance and be the best they can be -- they need to be able to be independant. Working for yourself rather than "the man" built this country -- consider carefully as not to destroy that part of being a free American, seeking the American dream.