|Received:||7/6/2006 2:20:32 AM|
|Subject:||Business Opportunity Rule|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 437|
Comments:As an IBO affiliated with Quixtar, I feel it important to express my feelings regarding the proposed laws governing IBO businesses. I have been an IBO for 7 months, and have never encountered anything that brought about such positive changes in my children, spouse, and myself. Our business prides itself on leadership development, personal growth, and helping others. The rewards of this business have far exceeded my expectations. In no way do I feel that I was not given adequate information regarding what I would have to do in order to acheive success with this business. I signed an arbitration agreement when I signed on as an IBO, and the rules and regulations were laid out in a booklet that was given at signup. There has never been a time that I was unaware of any aspect of this business. I understand that there are many companies out there looking to make a quick dollar at the expense of those who are unsuspecting, however, Quixtar does not fall under that umbrella. Any amount of research will quickly show this company to be honest and diligent in supplying it's members and prospects with whatever type of information they may need or want. I myself researched this company thoroughly before signing on. I absolutely do not agree with having to disclose my income information to a prospect! I don't have to disclose that information to a prospective employee at my place of business -why should a prospective IBO have it? Our business plan outlines what income can be expected at each and every level. Again, there is nothing hidden in this business. I also wholeheartedly do not agree with having to give 10 reference IBO's to a prospect! That information is protected in the rules and regulations of this business, and in addition, prospects are encouraged to meet and become aquainted with the members of the team they would be joining. This is a foundation of our success! I don't feel it necessary that a prospect have my home address, phone number, place of employment, ect., unless I feel it prudent to share it with them. In an age where we are forced to fiercly protect our privacy, it would seem that the FTC is seeking to take that away, and open the door for con artists and thieves to have access to all of our personal information! How can I promise to protect a prospects personal and private information if the FTC deems it appropriate to pass this law? Thank You.