|Received:||7/17/2006 12:26:05 AM|
|Subject:||Business Opportunity Rule|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 437|
Comments:My husband and I started our Quixtar business about 6 years ago. We have truly been blessed by this opportunity! It has helped us in supplementing our income so that I can be a full time mom and wife, for which I am truly grateful. We see this business opportunity as a way of keeping the American Dream alive while helping others to take personal responsibility for their lives. We are very concerned about the proposed rules for business owners because they could definitely impact our business in a negative way. First, we are not in favor of a seven day waiting period. This would definitely slow our business registration rate, thus affecting our income. This would in no way benefit the prospect. The prospect has however long they want to decide whether or not they would like to be a business owner. Why must the government give a specific time for people to wait who have already decided that they are ready to start. It just slows down a person ready to start!! A person that is not ready to start can have as long as they need to decide. We personally don't try to just register people; we are looking for business partners with whom we can create long term business relationships. In addition, Quixtar has a six month money back, no questions asked, guarantee, therefore, there really is no risk for a new prospect. The requirement to provide references could also slow down our business process. Prospects have various opportunities to meet fellow business owners, and this is always openly encouraged. Having other people's prospect calling me would be a violation of my privacy. In addition, having my prospect call another business owner could affect my income, because they wouldn't have a vested interest in me. It is the same as having Company A's potential customer call Company A's biggest competitor to ask if they should do business with Company A. It just does not make sense! The requirement for financial substantiation is a bit far fetched. It is no one's business how much a person makes. It should be left up to each individual as to if they would like to share that information or not. As long as Quixtar is fair in representing its income potential and monthly income averages (which they are), I feel that this is enough information. The problem with having some people show their checks is that it doesn't prove whether or not quixtar works, it only shows whether or not that particular business owner has worked to achieve his or her financial goals. It's just like making a workout gym substantiate the weight loss of each member. Just because some people may not have lost weight, does not mean that the equipment at the gym does not work, it just means that the gym member did not do what they needed to do for the desired result. Thank you for the opportunity to share my comments. Please keep this business simple and easily accessible for people who want more out of life and are willing to work for it. Quixtar is the most honest and decent company that I have seen before in my life! It goes out of its way to be open and honest with business owners and prospects alike.