|Received:||7/11/2006 2:44:12 PM|
|Subject:||Business Opportunity Rule|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 437|
Comments:I have been with the Quixtar business since it's launch in 1999. It has been a great opportunity for me as a business woman. I have been able to help other disabled persons receive goods directly to thier home so they no longer have to struggle going to a store. This business has provided me an opportunity to develop an income that is increasing at a steady rate. Being disabled I am not able to advance in a regular Corporate America job. I have a job and after 35+ years I am still at the bottom of the totum pole.The Quixtar business has given me opportunities to grow personally where a job will not. I have been able to develop a beauty business, using Quixtar cosmetics and helped many other disabled women feel better about themselves. When I register with Quixtar, I was explained and supplied with lots of material explaining how the "system" works. Any questions or concerns I had were answered with great satisfaction. Therefore when I register a person I make sure they understand that this is a "business" and will require hard work. I explain that this is not a Get Rich Overnight business. They can only succeed to the levels they want by their efforts and my help. There is no guarantee to anything, especially a business. I do go over and over the material until the person feels comfortable with me and the business. I also loan the Continuing Education CD's with teachings on how to develop a team, how to get paid for your efforts, and how to be successful. I give them the information long before they even register with me. When a prospect registers with me, I give them the price range from the lowest registration fee to the highest fee. I allow them to make that choice. If a prospect decides that the business is not for them I direct them to the Quixtar site for a full registration fee refund. I have yet to have anyone ask for their money back. A seven day waiting period before registering would hurt my business because I have usually worked with this person for a few weeks and developed a friendship. If we have to make them wait that takes away not only my credability but the Corporation's credability. We don't make Exxon or McDonald's or Mom and Pop business' wait, why should we wait seven days? There is no benefit in making someone wait seven days to register. Most prospects go through a one to two week process before registerig to start with so adding seven more days is not good for business. Making a person wait to get their business started and registering their prospects is not only crazy, it is costly as the new prospect looses time and money. It is the American Way to have the right to own our own business and putting these restrictions on us is unfair. It will cost me thousands of dollars long term. Making a prospect wait the seven days makes our Quixtar business lose credibility. When I am considering registering a prospect with Quixtar, I have interviewed them, and spent time with them. I have explained how the system works and introduce them to the team to make sure personalities are on the same page. Requiring us to provide a list of other business owners in an infringement on our privacy. I would not want my name and address given out freely. I always have my prospect meet the team I am involved with so he or she can ask questions and get good information. They can see what type of people we are. Why should we give out any "litigation" information? Do we do this for other business? If we are to give this information out then the government should be required to list all their "litagations" also. To give specific disclosure to every income potential is a waste of time. It is all spelled out in the material given to our prospect. I think it very unfair for us to be required to disclose our Quixtar income. It is inappropriate because it is going too much into my personal information. We need to remember Americans should always be allowed to have free enterprise.