Business Opportunity Rule #522418-11126

Submission Number:
Bradley Tritle
Initiative Name:
Business Opportunity Rule
To Whom It May Concern: My wife and I are Quixtar Independent Business Owners (IBOs), and have been since its inception in 1999. Prior to that, we were Amway distributors. Our additional income from this business has allowed us to offset a portion of the net profit we made from my wife's employment, enabling her to fulfill her dream to be a fulltime housewife and stay-at-home mother since 1995. We plan to put more time and effort into our business this year, in order to replace my job income, as my dream to work from home, and have a business which we can operate in both the US and Japan (my wife is a Japanese national) is in reach through our Quixtar IBO-ship. Our future is closely tied to the ability to continue to build our business as we have in the past. Requiring a seven day waiting period does not seem fair to those who are putting more effort into their businesses. This business is very pure, and offers a low barrier to entry and success. It is the way business was meant to be in the United States. If we register a new Independent Business Owner, they should be able to build this business as whatever speed they wish. The cumulative effect of requiring a seven-day waiting period before registering others is to put a muffler on the growth of one of the greatest examples of free enterprise in the free world. It is also unfair to require that references be provided. The relationship between an Indpendent Business Owner and their "sponsor" or registering partner, is exactly that -- a partnership. The character of the person registering them, and the ensuring ability to establish a relationship, is not dependent on others living in the area who just happen to also be Independent Business Owners. Whenever we show the Quixtar IBO Business Plan to a prospective IBO, we always offer them an SA-4400 or equivalent, providing FTC-approved earnings. I very rarely have anyone ask my own earnings, as the prospects to whom I show the IBO Business Plan are well aware that success in this business is determined by each individual's choice of effort. By attending meetings, they will soon learn of our achievement level, and may correlate that to an earnings level noted in the SA-4400. For those rare occasions when someon has asked my income level, I have provided them with that information. There may be a few "rotton apple" business opportunities in the marketplace, that are causing the FTC to consider establishing these rules. Please understand that establishing the rules you mention will, in my eyes, be more of a detriment in the marketplace --- to businesses that have decades of successful operations -- than a benefit. I urge the FTC to consider determination that these rules are not necessary. Best regards, Brad Tritle