|Received:||7/17/2006 10:59:48 AM|
|Subject:||Business Opportunity Rule|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 437|
Comments:The Free Enterprise System is one of the foundation building blocks that has made our great nation THE ENVY OF THE WORLD. As such, I appreciate your wanting to ensure that independent business owners be required to operate their business ethically. I support requiring reasonable business disclosures that are fair and which help consumers make wise choices regarding products and business options. I DO feel that businesses should be required to provide clear, simple, and standardized income disclosures that apply to all direct sellers. I think they should be required to offer a cancellation clause as well as a buy-back rule. Quixtar is at the forefront of the industry in these areas. However, I do NOT feel that the prospects should be restricted either from making purchases or from joining a business team for a period of time just to satisfy an FTC requirement. I do NOT feel that business owners' privacy should be allowed to be invaded just to satisfy a requirement by the FTC for REFERENCES, PAST LITIGATION, and/or INCOME EARNINGS DOCUMENTATION. I would terribly resent having my name and personal information made available to the public in that way. Right on their home page, Quixtar suggests checking with the BBB, RSA Security, and D&B in doing DUE DILIGENCE. My wife and I have operated our home-based business, powered by Quixtar and affiliates for over 25 years. The Quixtar education and mentorship program has enriched our lives as we have raised two children and now enjoy them and our grandchildren while operating our business from home by starting out with investing less than $200. The opportunity for both of us to work together has strengthened our marriage relationship immensely. The income has been exciting as we have been adequately compensated for our efforts. Many on our team are happy to be able to make some extra cash on their OFF-DUTY time while others are working toward establishing a more substantial income source. Adding this business to their already-bulging schedules, they certainly don't need the extra time-consuming requirements suggested by the FTC proposed rule mentioned above.