|Received:||7/13/2006 2:02:23 PM|
|Subject:||Business Opportunity Rule|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 437|
Comments:My husband and I have been business owners for 5 years now. Our future goal is to create financial security, something a job cannot offer us. After 2 layoffs, we decided we had to do something different because this was not working.The Quixtar opportunity has given us a way to depend on ourselves for our future. No huge amount of money was required to start and there were no high pressure tactics.When we saw this, we were excited and knew that we wanted to get started!! NOW. We knew that this was no get rich quick scheme and we make sure people that are interested know that too..it costs less that $200 and is 100% refundable..100%. I don't understand the waiting period...were not selling guns here. Most people don't just jump right in anyway, they do some research of their own. We don't want to take advantage of people, we work to build a trusting, caring business relationship. Regarding giving references. When people come to see the opportunity, they are invited to a Business meeting, a room full of people involved or getting involved or seeing the opportunity for the first time. We arent trying to hide anything and I dont feel comfortable with people giving my personal info out. A litigation list..hmm-lets see, we are affiliated with the BBB, we have a Dunn and Bradstreet rating, no stockholders to impress. Do you require this of Walmart? McDonalds? Procter & Gamble? Speedway?? to disclose to prospective employees?? Why would I give someone my financial statement? Are you required to give your financial statements to the people that elect you? How much you make a year? And no regular business that I know of has to do this when taking applications for employees. Why is this an issue? When you work for a employer, your told to keep your income confidential and to share it could get you fired. I don't feel that it is appropriate for me to be forced to dislose this information to anyone. People should not judge their potential by what I make anyway. They may get started and triple my income. I feel that these items would be very restrictive and damaging to our business or a new comer, thinking that was the norm. Standard brick and mortar type businesses do not have to abide by any of these rules do they? We enjoy our business, the rally's we willingly participate in, the friends we make along the way and the leadership and wonderful mentorship that is available to us only through this business. I was never taught how to do anything positive with myself, always told what I shouldn't or couldn't do. The people that I'm in business with have become so much more than business associates. We have a wonderful team, people you can count on when you need something. Even if its just a pat on the back telling you its gonna be okay. Its a great team of friends that I have gained. No back stabbing, no gossiping, they practice good ethics, morals and standards that I was never taught in school or at any previous job.I love this business and these new restrictions I feel are going to be damaging and actually create an atmosphere of distrust. Its hard to listen to someone when you do not trust or respect them. I know everyone out there is not on the up and up but to punish us all isn't going to stop the cheaters and frauds..they will find a way. Please take your time on these issues.I know that you have the American peoples best interests in mind...but I'm an American also. I am thankful for the freedom that was fought for on my behalf and still is today and I'm very greatful, I know sometimes its hard being a parent, knowing when to protect and when to let your children grow up and fly on their own...I cannot imagine the responsibility that is in your hands but I think that like a parent, our government may be a little over protective at times. But we still love you! Thank you so much for your time.And God Bless America!