|Received:||7/14/2006 9:05:45 AM|
|Subject:||Business Opportunity Rule|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 437|
Comments:We have been IBOs since 1965. We have built a nice organization of faithful IBOs, Customers, and contributed to our community. I was a teacher. I still teach customers (wholesale and retail) how to use our biodegradable, concentrated, and high quality products that leave no soap scum on surfaces, keep plumbing pipes open, deliver what they say on the label or your money back. I sell $300-$1000 each month to about 50 retail customers. We also have built a large enough wholesale business that I earn as much as the best paid women in my community. When we recruit new people it would be a disaster if we had to get them referred to 10 other people. IBOs in our small community would 1. try to recruit them for their own group or 2. recruit everyone who would be prospects for that new recruit...and a waiting period of 7 days would jeapordize the potential business for the new recruit. The privacy of the new recruit while learning the business is key. Would a business in town advertise people they are interviewing for positions in their stores and have to let 10 competitors critique their business? During the 1980s we weathered a blow to our business. Because of the National media exposure of one leader ( not Amway Corporation) the business name was sullied and recruiting environment was lowered. We were ready to qualify for Diamond. We also had an experience with an unethical IBO in our community "stealing sheep" and "telling lies". Amway came to us for help and evidence. The offending IBO was punished and is no longer with Quixtar. When we recruit a new person, their expense is $65 for the registration. They often choose products for their own use and for demonstrating...they decide how much. We do not get any of the $65 and it does not result in a bonus for us. The only way we can profit from the new recruit is to help them get customers and wholesale customers and teach them how to use the products to serve them best. Only those recruits who are building a large will get business leadership tools from our educational team (a group of IBOs for effeciency in teaching patterns for growth of an oranization). We do not expose what we make..except we have assured folks by showing our $10,000 check when it comes in Nov. That represents a bonus that shows consistency each month. Some would be motivated by what we earn.others would not..but it seems like self-edification to us. And The plan allows them to make so much more. They would not be able to tell a new recruit what they make (in their first days). We have had a few people change their mind and always Quixtar/ Amway has returned their registraton fee. I would not even begin to know the litigations against the company...The ones I know actually were against Individual IBOs affiliated with Quixtar/Amway...not Amway themselves. The Internet is filled with loud people with sour grapes about something. That is already an deterent for our business..we refer to all the stores that sell Nike shoes. Is Nike going to suffer because one store messes up? We own our business. And we are respected in our community.