|Received:||7/15/2006 9:26:37 PM|
|Organization:||Gemini World Inc.|
|Subject:||Business Opportunity Rule|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 437|
Comments:I would like to comment on the proposed FTC regulations about direct selling organizations. i have read a bit about the proposed regulations and based on my experience dealing with Quixtar and having the opportunity to own my own direct selling business, I feel that the proposals outlined will have a negative impact on the business of all IBOs. I think that it is a bit unreasonable to provide prospects with the names of individuals who may or may not have been an IBO with Quixtar in the past and I believe it violates a certain right to privacy for those individuals whose names and numbers current IBOs would use. also, because not everyone approaches this business opportunity in a positive light and makes the best of it, there is a tendancy for a lot of negative opinions to be passed on to prospective IBOs, making it more difficult for current Business Owners to expand our network. In addition to this, I feel that the mandatory 7day waiting period before a prospective IBO registers is a bit unfair. It has the potential to slow the growth of business for current IBOs by delaying the registration process thereby delaying other meetings/events/functions, etc. that prospective IBOs may have qualified to attend or host, depending on the timing. I do not beleive that anyone should be forced to register in any period of time and someone considering becoming and Independent Business Owner must first identify if it is the right move for him/her and their family, however, if someone is ready to get started right away, there is no sense in holding them back. These are just a few of my views on the proposed FTC regulations. I hope my comments, as well as other IBOs will be given careful consideration before a decision is made. Thank you for your time.