|Received:||6/28/2006 12:56:46 PM|
|Organization:||World Wide Dream Builders|
|Commenter:||Mary J Carlson|
|Subject:||Business Opportunity Rule|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 437|
Comments:My main business is film production and recently the US lost a ton of work to Canada and other countries. My Quixtar business allowed me to supplement my income to the point where I could still survive when unemployment ran out and there still was no work. I've made at least $2000/mo with Quixtar since 1994. I am a union member if IASTE Local 476 for over 25 years. Quixtar gave me flexible hours and control of my income. I could still work when the jobs were available. I've been an IBO for 13 yrs and I made money right away since I did what I was taught. I have people in my business who have been with me for years who have never decided to engage and follow the program to grow a business. They make a little money, love the products and they take advantage of the personal growth they've grt through the training system, WWDB. They do not want to quit. They see the advantages to the products and the system and they know anytime they want to, they can engage and make more money. It would be a total invasion of privacy and a waste of my time to have people call me and have me talk to them about my income and experience while they are getting in someone elses business. I would NEVER want to send a prospect to talk to another IBO about "their" business, since it is not THEM that they would be getting in business with, I have no control over someone else's success or failure and I have no idea what a person might say whether it be true of false. They could take them too. It's like a person calling an employee from Wendy's to see how it would be to work for Mc Donalds. These rules would not protect prospects, only confuse them and frustrate them. It would put a halt to growing a business, and probably put us out of business. There is so much information they get before they sign up through CDs, books and meeting other IBOs at business meetings and on line. There is so much negative on line, they find that out quickly. It's gettting them the positive information, and showing them success, not all failure, that is more difficult. There is a big difference between training groups like WWDB and others. They can only see that at training meetings. People can always quit and get 80% their money back (the 20% not reimbursed is a website subscription, if they bought it, like minutes on a cell phone used). Its under $200 to get going properly and $75 is products they buy already from a grocery. Sometimes it takes a few months before some one takes the time to get going and make money. It usually takes 3-7 days for a prospect to go over everything, research and then meet up with us again to get them going anyway. 7 days waiting after this "letter", would be of no benefit for them and would destroy us. If imposed, all these rules should apply to ALL businesses, since the failure rate is 98% in the job world. i.e. Schools:how much money does a student spend in how many years (or how much debt do they go in), comments from 10 students in your area who went there, even flunkies, proof of the job they got directly because of their schooling, and proof income after taxes and expenses. A corporation: before you take a job there, ask 10 people who work there, even if fired. how it is, number of hours worked weekly and their income after taxes and expenses. Proof of retirement plans lasting and those 65yrs old and their comments of the experience. All the lawsuits of Wall Mart, on poster outside the door before you shop there, and before you can buy anything (usually over $300 of stuff), a letter about all the stores and small businesses they've put out of business, and their business practices with other companies and a 7 day wait. Or Amazon, a 7 day wait and a letter disclosing they'e never made a dime and are deeply in debt. It would destroy any business or ceratainly severly cripple it. Can the FTC put out a website where people can go to see if a business is approved, and a variety of info about it there? That would help.