|Received:||7/17/2006 10:52:53 PM|
|Subject:||Business Opportunity Rule|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 437|
Comments:To whom it may concern, My wife and I have had a home based business, powered by Quixtar, that we started a few years ago. We are not the fastest at building a huge team but we have fun doing it! We get a a lot of energy and positive feeling from the people we are involved with. Not like most people who work a job and can't wait for Friday. They hate work and wish they did not have to! I applaude your efforts to weed out the phoney business opportunities out there. It must be a hard process to write "rules" to cover everyone. I have to take issue with a couple of the proposed changes. That is the seven day waiting period and putting them in touch with 10 people in the area. We have home meetings weekly and if we invite someone, and they bring a friend, are you saying that our invite has to wait 7 days and then their friend would have to wait 7 more days after that (2 weeks total since hearing the information) to get sponsered under them? In my experience this would hamper the ability to grow the business in a timely matter. In my line of sponsership we have always tried to be upfront and honest about the opportunity. It does take work. Here is what is required and we will help you if you are willing to do the work. We offer a six month "get your money back" policy. Not only with the low start up costs but on core line products as well. No questions asked. Name one "store" that will do that. That is better than any 7 day rule. A specific period of time to get your money back would be a better idea. Everything we were told from day one has been what has happened. Is it perfect? No..but it is better than ANY job I have had for the last 20 years.My one regret is no one ever told me about it before a few years ago. At weekly "open meetings" people can meet ten people. I have seen 50 - 250 people at these meetings. The people they meet on this "list" they might not like and this may discourage them. So, rather than have their spark ignited...it is put out. In conclusion, please do not hamper the good businesses while trying to weed out the bad. A seven day waiting period would be an undue burden on people. If YOU were to open a new business. Would you want to wait 7 days for each new sale?