|Received:||7/17/2006 9:45:57 AM|
|Subject:||Business Opportunity Rule|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 437|
Comments:We feel that the proposed changes will adversely affect our Quixtar business. Quixtar has proven to be a legitimate business and has 100% money back guarantee for anyone signing up. These proposed changes may be needed to proctect consumers from unsrupulous organizations but it will be unfair to bundle every organization into the same category and treat everyone the same. Chief among the proposed changes that will hurt our business is 1) the 7 day waitng period between seeing a business presentation and registering and 2) the requirement to get 10 references. In seven days most prospects are likely to change their minds and or get distracted and there is no telling what an inexperienced new business owner may say to them. 3) the requirement to view all the complaints is totally unnecessary. That's like requiring them to read all the negative stuff written on bathroom walls. I have seen some of the ridiculous stuff on the complaints section of your site and obviously most of them are written by people trying to be destructive for whatever reason. This could easily dissuade someone especially since there is no requirement for these complaints to be based on fact. Quixtar is a very organized business and has put a lot of thought into areas that are needed to protect its business owners. We have a very exhaustive list of rules and regulations that keep things in order. We feel that these proposed changes will put undue pressure on our businesses and adversely affect our progess. There should be other ways to safeguard the public from scams other than penalizing legitimate organizations like Quixtar and burdening them with controls that are intended to weed out illegitmate orgainzations that prey on unsuspecting consumers.. As business owners registered with Quixtar, we are extremely pleased with the organization and feell comfortable sharing this experience with others.