Business Opportunity Rule #522418-12230

Submission Number:
Elroma David
Initiative Name:
Business Opportunity Rule
To Whom It May Concern, My name is Elroma David and I am a Quixtar IBO. I would just like to comment on the proposed ruling by applauding your efforts, the FTC, on being committed to improve and protect the marketplace! I am writing to you today in hopes of influencing your decision on the proposal 16 CFR Part 437. I believe that as great as the intentions are, this would be a great disservice to all involved. A few years ago I made a decision to become an entrepeneur when I was introduced to the concept of network marketing through Quixtar. It has changed my life in a way I never thought I would have even wanted. Had it not been for a close friend of mine, I might not have ever become involved and had the life changes I've experienced. Currently, I am still employed by Verizon Wireless as a retail sales representative. The training and practical business application that I learned from Quixtar has helped me to make more money in my job than I ever thought possible. Aside from all that, I believe that it is ridiculous to have a business prospect be introduced to 10 other IBO's who all want to sponsor the prospect that you met through however unique the circumstances. That would be like having a customer of mine come in to my store at Verizon and asking him if he would like to deal with another sales rep so they can get the commission instead of me! I understand that the FTC is doing their best to make the marketplace fair for everyone but, we must realize that overprotection brings in limits -- that is why I believe America is such a great country, because we promote freedom and free enterprise -- the right to choose, the right to research things, to exercise our own opinions (even uneducated ones!) I know that the Constitution states that the government is designed to serve the will of the people and not the other way around! It seems to me that there is less and less of that these days and more and more restrictions and taxes! I urge you as public servants to hear the pleas and work with our IBOAI board of directors to resolve this situation in a way that makes good sense for everyone! One more thing I'd like to say is that I realize that the majority of the public still does not understand network marketing and many people still refer to it as "pyramid schemes" despite the FTC's ruling that we are legitimate business owners. If well educated people who work at the FTC understand how our business works than certainly with a little research the average person can figure out this out as well! Thank you for listening! Elroma David