|Received:||7/16/2006 1:44:51 AM|
|Subject:||Business Opportunity Rule|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 437|
Comments:I personally have only been an IBO for approxiamately a month and have not yet sponsored anyone. So far the only goal I have been able to meet is the point value. Prior to registering for an IBO number and developing a business of my own, I was given a substantial amount of relative information to make a educated decision. I was given cd's to listen to, I met people in the business who were active and succeeding. I was not led astray or given any false information, I was encouraged to ask questions and encouraged to browse the Quixtar website to read more about their history as a company. The people that I now speak to are given the same information I was, it is made clear to them as it was to me that BWW is not a "get rich quick" plan and that if one would like to succeed in this business hard work and sacrifice is required and that the level of success they experience is all determined on the amount of hard work they put into the business, they are informed that there are no absolute guarantees that this is the business for them. Based on all of this, a required seven day waiting period to register seems a bit extreme. A prospect is not misguided or provided with false information about the company, they are urged to obtain as much useful information in order to help them make an informed decision. This so, why would it be necessary to make a prospect wait an additional seven days to register? This also would affect my business and my ability to earn income as well as the prospects ability to earn income by signing their family and friends up if they were to be required to wait seven additional days. It would appear to the prospect that they are not able to produce additional income through the BWW/Quixtar system, which isn't fair to the prospect or to their sponsor. As for being required to provide a list of local IBO's for a prospect to contact is also unfair. First of all, prospects are encouraged to meet local IBO's at team meetings and gatherings and have plenty of opportunities to discuss the independent levels of sucess they all have achievied. By providing a list of local IBO's there is a possibility that said prospect would decided to sign up under a different IBO which would not be fair to the person who spent the time and effort introducing said prospect to the business and explaining to them how they too can make the business work for them. Also, providing a list of local IBO's addresses' and phone numbers is a huge invasion of privacy. I would not feel comfortable having a complete stranger that another IBO is bringing around knowing where I live and having my phone number. People are not always the best judge of characters and while we try to spread our business to people who are reliable and have honest intentions, mistakes are often made. It is better to ensure the safety of all IBO's to have prospects meet other IBO's during the team gatherings and letting us be the ones to decide to give out our personal information for the prospect to contact. The opportunity to meet other IBO's is an abundant one, in fact, prospects are highly urged to meet other IBO's before signing up. This provides them with the ability to meet other people who are just like them or are in the same situation and encourages that one does not have to be extraordinary to make a business like this work for them. Let us decide who we would like to give our address and phone numbers too.