|Received:||7/17/2006 11:04:00 PM|
|Subject:||Business Opportunity Rule|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 437|
Comments:My wife and I have been Independant Business Owners with Quixtar for about five years, and it has been one of the best experiences of our lives. Our business associates are of the highest moral character and completely trustworthy. When we were approached about the business, there was absolutely no pressure to register or buy business tools. We treat individuals we have sponsored with the same respect, and we also do not pressure anybody. We always explain to folks that the business does require work and time to grow as a conventional business does. We also tell everybody that if the business is something they want, great; if not, that's fine too. We always explain up front it will require about $120-150 to get started, but it is refundable up to 30 days, if they are not satisfied. The proposed 7 day rule would not provide prospects any benefit, since they are told before they register that the moneys spent are refundable. Regarding the 10 references, I have never heard of anybody getting ripped off, so there is no need for 10 references. We always invite prospects to our meetings to meet other business owners and get their views on the business. The meetings are low-key and are a way to obtain additional information before deciding whether to register or not. My experience with Quixtar has been nothing but positive, so , in my opinion, the proposed rule changes would unfairly punish home-based business owners who are trying to create their own legacy.