|Received:||7/17/2006 1:28:32 PM|
|Subject:||Business Opportunity Rule|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 437|
Comments:My name is Alene Deaton. My husband and I recently joined Quixtar on June 29, 2006 making us brand new independent business owners. I recently read about the proposal from the Federal Trade Commission and after researching it and understanding what the proposal was about, I just wanted to voice my opinion. I oppose this new proposal from the Federal Trade Commission because since my husband and I are new IBOs it would be impossible for us to provide anyone with a list of references and IBOs in this area. Not only will it be difficult to provide those names but it would infringe on my privacy and on the IBO's privacy that I know. Another reason that I oppose the proposal is that it would cut down on prospects who were interested in starting their own business because of the seven day wait period. Through experience, people who are interested in something, whether it be starting a business or wanting to buy a new pair of shoes don't like to be told they'd have to wait any certain amount of time for it. The thing that impressed my husband and I about Quixtar was the fact that when we decided we were ready to start our own business and register, we were able to start our business right away. We were able to order products that next day after we were registered! That was great. So saying all that, this proposal by the Federal Trade Commission would not only prolong us being able to make money, but also harm the existence of us having a business at all. My family and I rely on the products that our business has. An example of this would be the diapers and wipes that we purchase through the business. We also buy things that are essential to running our household. To me, if this proposal goes through, it will cause many IBOs to quit working so hard at trying to build their business because of the invasion of privacy and the fact that they are going to have to try even extra harder to recruit prospects to join in their company. And that just means loss of income to everyone who have worked so hard at building the business that they have now. This is our future, for us and for our kids, and their kids. The reasons above are enough for me to come to the conclusion that I am opposed to this proposal. Thank you for your time.