|Received:||6/30/2006 10:10:34 PM|
|Subject:||Business Opportunity Rule|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 437|
Comments:I have been involved with Quixtar since 1996. Currently, I make 3-500 a month, so I am not exactly a fast starter. However, I met & married my husband, buried my mother, moved 3 times, finished law school & am preparing for the bar so I have been busy. I was never told it would be a get rich quick scheme- although in the beginning I thought I would go faster. I can't wait to get thru the bar to be more active in the business again. During the entire time I have been in school, I have however kept up my association with people I consider to be great mentors & friends through the local meetings & national conventions. I always return home better equipped to face the challenges ahead.When I prospect & show the plan, I tell them about the opportunities there with teamwork & hardwork, integrity & fair dealing. I don't tell people its a get rich quick scheme, but that like any business or worthwhile endeavor, it takes effort. However, most people believe that it is something that will go fast, they think that their friends & relatives will automatically join. They think it is a scheme. Then they are disappointed when they realise that it does take time & that there is a period of growth involved. Since most of us have only ever learned to hold a job, not start & run a business, few people understand that to make a real success anywhere requires time, commitment, growth & perhaps change. Most people have challenges that have held them back their whole lives- & blame others because to hold the mirror up to themselves is usually painfull. The best thing I have learned from my Quixtar business is that success is a process. The organisational support has been phenomenal & is a reason that at age 46 I decided to go to law school after 22 years of thinking about it. I believe that having to disclose my income to prospects would be invasive of privacy. I don't lie & brag big. I may say if asked- you wouldn't believe me if I told you. I share with them the SA-4400- the FTC approved numbers which show that the ave Ibo makes 100/month. And I tell them that in my experience the ave IBO makes 0, because they do nothing. But they don't need to know that after 10 years in the business I am making 400 or whatever- I haven't done anything in this business to get to the point where I am making real money- but I will. Some people with earned credibility from prior business & personal realtionships are able to build a big and profitable business in less than 6 months, but they are rare. But I am also rare to stay committed after 10 years & little to show except the personal growth. Do I want people to follow my example or get excited & go fast- because the reality is that they can. I think the total to get started is around 200 which is split between products & info from Quixtar, & information on how to start a business through the Proalliance training & support team. Anyone who has ever left my business has always been reimbursed for their entry cost. I think a 7 day wait period to sign up would chill the business. Not to high pressure sale them, but b/c of the time aspect in a busy world. The sooner you can start someone, & help them start someone, the faster & stronger your business grows- which means helping those in depth to sponsor a person as well. Sponsoring someone carries a commitment to help them learn how to build correctly- so they don't do the goofy things that tarnish Quixtar's reputation. I think a 7 day wait would be tolerable for me, but ruin the ability of the new IBO to get going. I could provide a list of references, could a new IBO? No. Should IBO's be contacted as a reference continuously? No, that's an invasion of their privacy.Does Cocacola have to disclose every suit for the past 10 years everytime they sign a contact? No, and why should we be singled out? I have never been sued & believe that to have to disclose any suits or lack thereof would imply to the new person that there is something fundamentally wrong with our biz.