|Received:||7/13/2006 10:30:45 PM|
|Subject:||Business Opportunity Rule|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 437|
Comments:I am a veterinarian who been building a Quixtar business with my husband for just over 2 years. This opportunity allows us the to use our time to build a retirement income We were definetely informed from the start that the opportunity came with no guarantees, or promises of sucess. But guess what, neither did my veterinary degree. However, the start up costs and educational fees pale in comparison to what I've invested in my college education, continuing education, and tools for my practice. I am an employed veterinarian rather than a practice owner because of the high price involved with my education and the cost of initial investment of owning a hospital. One important point our sponsors made was that if we were unhappy with our decision, the Quixtar corporation would refund our registration (including product cost) in the 1st 30 days. Any ancilliary materials Teambuilders has made available (not mandatory) have always been returnable as well. I believe the 30 day guarantee is far superior to any 7 day waiting period in protecting the investor from buyer's remorse. We also encourage new partners, as well as potential partners, to accompany us at hotel meetings, house meetings, and business development seminars, to meet other team members, and get more information. It concerns me that my personal information could be passed around with out my control to potential partners. I keep my veterinary profession separate from my marketing business. This information could be used inappropriately, compromising both my Quixtar business, and my veterinary practice. I never had a fellow veterinarian (mentor, businessman, or professor) disclose his earnings to me when I was deciding on that career path, not do I feel it appropriate, or if they had, feel that it would guarantee my income to equal theirs. When a corporation has a written policy, such as the IBO Rules of Conduct, to guide its members in what they may say, and a structure to enforce the policies, Free Enterprise can continue. When the govenment issues regulations to protect the public from the unethical, frequently the ethical are penalized in the process. Free Enterprise is based on having the freedom to choose who I do business with. If the product or service I recieve does not satisfy me, I have the freedom to not repeat the experience.