Business Opportunity Rule #522418-12521

Submission Number:
522418-12521
Commenter:
DEBORAH JOHNSON
State:
VA
Initiative Name:
Business Opportunity Rule
THERE ARE AT LEAST THREE SECTIONS TO PROPOSED CHANGES RELATED TO NEW BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY RULE. I OPPOSE THE FOLLOWING: (1) WAITING 7 DAYS BEFORE A PROSPECT CAN REGISTER--AS BUSINESS OWNERS WE ALREADY EXPEND TIME AND EXPENSE TO PREESENT THE OPPORTUNITY. THE TIME AND EXPENSE TO TRAVEL TO MEET AGAIN IS AN ADDITIONAL EXPENSE WITH NO ADDITIONAL BENEFIT TO EITHER PARTY. THESE 7 DAYS ARE ALSO LOST PRODUCTIVITY DAYS FOR MY BUSINESS AND THE PROSPECTIVE NEW BUSINESS OWNER. (2)THE REQUIREMENT TO PROVIDE A LIST OF OTHER AREA BUSINESS OWNERS COULD BE DETRIMENTAL TO MY BUSINESS AS THE PROSPECT COULD POSSIBLY SEE THE NAME/ADDRESS OF SOMEONE IN CLOSER PROXIMITY OR SOMEONE THEY KNOW. THEY MAY DECIDE TO REGISTER WITH THE OTHER PERSON SOLELY FOR THAT REASON. HOWEVER, THAT PERSON HAS NOT EXPENDED THE EFFORT I HAVE EXPENDED AND MAY NOT DO SO IN THE FUTURE, THUS HINDERING THE PROSPECT I INITIALLY INVESTED TIME AND EFFORT IN. IF THE PURPOSE OF THIS RULE IS TO GIVE THE PROSPECT THE OPPORTUNITY TO HEAR ABOUT OTHERS' EXPERIENCES, WE PROVIDE CHANCES FOR THAT BY INTRODUCING OUR PROSPECTS TO OTHERS IN OUR LINE OF SPONSORSHIP. (3) PROVIDING A LITIGATION LIST AGAINST OUR SPONSORING CORPORATION IS AN UNNECESSARILY NEGATIVE WAY TO BEGIN A BUSINESS VENTURE. LAWSUITS ARE QUITE NUMEROUS AND SOME ON THE LIST MAY BE FRIVILOUS. IN CLOSING, KNOW THAT THE STRUCTURE AND COMPENSATION MODELS WERE CLEAR TO ME WHEN I STARTED MY AFFILIATION AS AN INDEPENDENT BUSINESS OWNER WITH AMWAY AND I UNDERSTOOD THE CHANGES AS QUIXTAR WAS INTRODUCED. ALSO, WHEN MY HUSBAND AND I REVIEW THE PLAN, WE EXPLAIN THE STRUCTURE AND DISCLOSE AVERAGE INCOMES. THIS IS THE WAY WE ARE COUNSELED. THE CHANGES I MENTION ABOVE THAT ARE A PART OF THE PROPOSAL WOULD SLOW DOWN THE PROCESS AND UNFORTUNATELY, PREVENT SOMEONE FROM EXPLORING A WORTHWHILE AND HONEST VENTURE. I UNDERSTAND THERE ARE UNREPUTABLE COMPANIES. I HOPE YOU WILL EXPLORE OTHER WAYS TO CORRECT THEIR ACTIONS WITHOUT PENALIZING AND NEGATIVELY AFFECTING THE QUIXTAR BUSINESS STRUCTURE AND BUSINESS PLAN WHICH HAS BEEN A MODEL IN THE INDUSTRY. THANK YOU FOR THE OPPORTUNITY TO COMMENT. DEBORAH T. JOHNSON