|Received:||6/30/2006 3:43:16 PM|
|Subject:||Business Opportunity Rule|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 437|
Comments:I have been an IBO with Quixtar for over 5 years. I have reached 7500 pts or the Silver Level in our business and my goal is to be Emerald by September 2006. The benefits of personal development and friendships far outweigh the monetary benefits of owning my own business. When I was approached about Quixtar, I received literature from my sponsor and from Quixtar that explained the marketing plan and other information about Quixtar and the opportunity. I was well aware of the challenges and the benefits of my involvement. When I sponsor someone, I give them lots of information on our business. I give them brochures and website addresses so they fully understand the Quixtar Business. Through our seminars, website and my personal testimony, they understand it takes work on their part and is not get rich quick. In fact, I discourage them from being a business owner if they are looking for a get rick quick business. My prospects typically spend $175.00 to get started and they understand it has a one year money back guarantee. In response to the new rules, I do not believe a seven day waiting period would be benefitial to our business. In fact, I believe it would be detrimental to our business. When Prospects fully understand our business and are excited about what they have their hands on, they are ready to get started and move their business forward. Because our prospects spend less than $200 to get started and it has a one year money back guarantee, they can't lose. I think this would cause enthusiastic prospects to come to a screeching hault and keep them from making several 100 dollars their first month in business. The requirement to provide references is already done in the Winters Organization when we build the business as recommended. We have a weekly seminar in most areas where prospects can meet other business owners and ask them questions. They can attend this meeting as many times as they want to. We encourage them to meet other business owners and ask questions. I would not like for my name and address to be given out to every prospect we talk to. I believe this is a violation of my privacy. Being a single women building the business, I would be very upset by this rule. In addition, the litigation list does not make good sense to me. All businesses have problems with litigation and many are bogus claims. If someone wants to gather all that kind of information, the Better Business Bureau or FTC should provide it to them. In reference to the earnings disclosure, I give my prospects approved literature from Quixtar. I only show my prospects what is possible through our business. I do not give them specific earnings of myself or my upline. I do not know how hard or how smart they will work. Therefore, I can not give them specifics on what they can earn. They understand if they do the work, create the volume & have the right business structure, they can produce good income. This is all based on Quixtar's Marketing Plan. I do not believe I should have to show prospects my financial earnings. First of all, I think that is private confidential information. Second, I do not want to slow down their progress because I know they can make more money than me if they work hard, as my first leg has shown by going platinum before me. Finally, I tell my prospects about the impact Quixtar and Winters Marketing has made on my life because of my work ethic, persistence, and our awesome mentoring program. It's a great business to be a part of and I'm proud to represent Quixtar and Winters Marketing.