|Received:||7/17/2006 8:09:01 PM|
|Subject:||Business Opportunity Rule|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 437|
Comments:We have 38 yrs as IBO's and have been Ruby Directs and due to family obligations and OUR choice, let our future business slide, but have kept up on all topics of the business & meetings . Now we again will be able to put our effort back into QS and are unhappy with some of your concerns and solutions. SEVEN DAY WAITING TIME & REFERENCES: I have a store front business-- MY Mother owns 7, and we would not share a good FUTURE employee's name with our competitors, who are also looking for help or business partners, even tho we women owners coffee and share alot of business problems. We could lose them! And what would you gain if the legal or non-legal had a list of ten people who would vouch for them. I can see people paying others per call. You would be asking people to be dishonest. I sponsor people who's only interest is to buy at cost, and some you have a difinite set amount they want to earn each month to supplement their income, and then we have the person who wants to earn more. We all started with the same plan, WE, to BUY APSA-80 & NUTRILITE at COST. IF I have sponsored someone who decides, usually in 24/48 hours, that they do not want the business, I buy back any products they have wanted (many keep them) and will reimburse them their IBO registration & literature (around $70 ) It is no advantage to me to have an enemy. When we have a NEW IBO who wants to grow, and they have to wait 7 days, they have not only lost time, but often their new IBO'S, which could be monies for both. LITIGATION: I do not have time or interest to keep track of litigations in this or any other company-- unless they have to do with QS & my business by legal documentation which I then would do. I have always trained by group right and would police them if necessary. We have had trouble with some groups with-in the company, but have only high comments for QS in handleing such problems. FINANCIAL/EARNINGS DISCOLUSURES: QS has always given us good estimates of what the average IBO can do, and when presenting the opportunity we stress that. Again we all start at the same point, ZERO. In our case, we grew larger than our sponsor! I understand your concerns, but feel there must be better solutions to keep the public from dishonest companies. Stressing truthful statements? QS does police their IBO'S when needed. Wouldn't we be in error to disclose others financial status unless they did. How about the Privacy Act? (I, as a landlord cannot find out what an apartments average utility charge is, to tell a new tenent !!!) If asked, I can give a good accounting, but I also do not want my earnings to scare(when high) or discourage(when low) a person from reaching their goal, big or small.