|Received:||7/17/2006 3:49:52 PM|
|Subject:||Business Opportunity Rule|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 437|
Comments:I have been a Quixtar IBO since April 2006 (just over 3 months) and I have had an absolutely wonderful experience so far. I have not registered any personal IBO's but I have found that the goods and services that Quixtar has provided have been more than adequate to equip me with the knowledge I need to be successful in business. Through this business, I have seen that there is immense opportunity to keep me busy in my *non-productive time*. Since recently graduating from college, I was unsure as to what I wanted to do exactly with my life. I got a job that just barely covers the basics for living (rent, car, some bills) but I have found that the social-service job opportunities are limited (to say the least) when it comes to forms of income. With Quixtar, I am afforded the opportunity to make money above and beyond what I am making at my current place of employment. I realize that this is not a "get rich quick" plan, and I also inform my prospective IBOs that the time and money they put into this business is what they are going to get out of this business. The Quixtar opportunity is the only business system I know that offers rewards for hard work and amount of work put into something versus being paid for "just showing up." I was completely informed that if I didn't do anything, I would not make any money; conversely, I would be rewarded for the time that I put in. Seven-day Waiting Period: When I was registered, I was told that the Quixtar plan was simple, but it was not easy. When registering, my sponsor helped me go through the steps when it came to registering both IBOs and customers. My sponsor lives 250 miles away, and If it would have required a seven-day waiting period to register, one of us would have had to make an extra trip in order to learn the registration process. Provide References: If I was the person out there contacting people to see if they were interested in the Quixtar opportunity, and then if I was required to provide a list of local IBOs for my prospects, some IBOs would be profiting from my hard work. Again, this goes back to the "getting paid for merely showing up" mentality. Before I got registered, I went to a large function that our organization offers in Louisville, KY. At that function, there were over 18,000 people there that I met that I could have registered under. We also have open meetings that our organization has that explain the Quixtar opportunity more in-depth. Our prospective members attend these meetings before getting registered, where they meet at least 20 IBOs. Also: I would consider it a violation of my privacy if other local IBOs were to have access to my name, address, and telephone number. Due to the sensitive nature of my current occupation in the criminal justice system, stalking can become an issue. Due to this fact, my telephone number and address is kept confidential. Before prospects get that information from me, they go through a small "qualifying interview" so I can make sure that they aren't former clients of mine. Provide a "litigation list": If this part were passed, than it should be passed for every single business out there. I couldn't imagine a lawyer, upon the intake of a client, saying "Here is a list of all of the cases that I've lost." It would be impossible to do business that way. Or if a carpet salesman were to say "Here is a list of all of the flooring jobs we did a bad job on and got sued. Go look at them and see what you think." No business, small or large, would ever make it in business if they had to stress the negative points on their business. We learned in school that if you're a police officer, you will get sued. It's not a chance, it's a matter-of-fact. Does that mean that every officer should have to show how many times they were brought into court for an arrest being contested? If that were the case, every single person that was arrested would see where a police officer screwed up, and that would turn the system on it's head.