Business Opportunity Rule #522418-12615

Submission Number:
522418-12615
Commenter:
ROBERT KERSEY
State:
VA
Initiative Name:
Business Opportunity Rule
To Whom it may concern: Quixtar is an e-Commerce business and extends world wide for the committed to make this world a better place. We, Independent Business Owners (IBO's) have been Quixtar's "body" since it started in 1999. Quixtar personally has had a very positive relationship upon me. I am currently working toward a goal of releasing self from a second job to help provide adequate income for our household and continuing livelihood. We are in our eighties and expect to find a comfort and freedom not so realized in past working history as a business owner. The experience of finding people who introduced us into the business has been enlightening, inasmuch as the discovery received as we were exposed to a group of most cooperative people. The hope of excellent outlook lies in the value of this unified Quixtar business and is of highest integrity. It is a truly unique and enriching opportunity to work within a business which literally shares, supports and cares for all other IBO coworkers, all of whom have entered this industry voluntarily, without any pressure whatsoever and who will stand strong to keep it so. This business is built on sound and worthy attributes and is truly a blessing for our nation's business. Independent business ownership is based on a status where each individual or singular couple has the responsibility for taxation in accordance with our national requirement. My licensing ( approximately $ 175) is annual and is refundable on a prorated basis, if I choose to retire from it. While this introductory paragraph covers several points, it is solely intended to indicate the responsible and independent status, yet one bound in a closely unified industry grouping. It has a Godly and universal calling. Accordingly, this brings my sole commentary to 2 concerns found in the response to a recent FTC proposal. (1) First, in the requirement of providing references for existing and perspective IBO contacts, would leave us at the mercy of theft by some dishonest people. Just as we hand off information, it could be data which my prospects, as novices, may choose to join with another group thus negating the outreach work an IBO had so diligently done prior to completion of the preliminary work one has engaged . Noting that this is a potential for invasion of privacy here. It may not be the standing case however it does leave such possibility as a sure concern. A listing of addresses, phone numbers and other data could have disastrous consequences on business operations for an IBO. Our business includes local meetings on a frequent basis, and direct publishing from this public information could provide unnecessary temptations. (2) Concerning the requirement to disclose financial information, this again could lead to serious Invasion of privacy and opening the status individual and family to a very potential harmful situation. IBO's that earn a substantial income could easily be targeted for theft and scam operations that are unnecessary. What would occur if those who make over $100,000 in all of the working world were listed in the public newspaper for everyone to see? You quickly realize this could become a horrible problem if kidnapping and robbery were introduced from suh exposure. What it be like to list on a regular basis, the income, address and pertinent data of Public Officials and representatives to our government in the newspaper? Such disclosure goes far beyond that of just stating that an IBO in Quixtar may be currently making an income adequate to continue in the business. An IBO will pay any and all taxes as required. Further financial information is not necessary. Anything beyond provision to the IRS concerning income is unnecessary to others. Such superfluous knowledge may become readily available to the General Public, which is not desirable in situations as indicated earlier These two FTC suggested proposals can readily place honest and hardworking IBO's of Quixtar at risk, however it is commendable to find the FTC judicially attacking illegal businesses. Kindly consider these concerns and alternates, as set forth here, in your future deliberations. Sincerely, Robert E. Kersey- IBO 4668154 8578 Devon Street Norfolk, VA 23503 To Whom it may concern: Quixtar is an e-Commerce business and extends world wide for the committed to make this world a better place. We, Independent Business Owners (IBO's) have been Quixtar's "body" since it started in 1999. Quixtar personally has had a very positive relationship upon me. I am currently working toward a goal of releasing self from a second job to help provide adequate income for our household and continuing livelihood. We are in our eighties and expect to find a comfort and freedom not so realized in past working history as a business owner. The experience of finding people who introduced us into the business has been enlightening, inasmuch as the discovery received as we were exposed to a group of most cooperative people. The hope of excellent outlook lies in the value of this unified Quixtar business and is of highest integrity. It is a truly unique and enriching opportunity to work within a business which literally shares, supports and cares for all other IBO coworkers, all of whom have entered this industry voluntarily, without any pressure whatsoever and who will stand strong to keep it so. This business is built on sound and worthy attributes and is truly a blessing for our nation's business. Independent business ownership is based on a status where each individual or singular couple has the responsibility for taxation in accordance with our national requirement. My licensing ( approximately $ 175) is annual and is refundable on a prorated basis, if I choose to retire from it. While this introductory paragraph covers several points, it is solely intended to indicate the responsible and independent status, yet one bound in a closely unified industry grouping. It has a Godly and universal calling. Accordingly, this brings my sole commentary to 2 concerns found in the response to a recent FTC proposal. (1) First, in the requirement of providing references for existing and perspective IBO contacts, would leave us at the mercy of theft by some dishonest people. Just as we hand off information, it could be data which my prospects, as novices, may choose to join with another group thus negating the outreach work an IBO had so diligently done prior to completion of the preliminary work one has engaged . Noting that this is a potential for invasion of privacy here. It may not be the standing case however it does leave such possibility as a sure concern. A listing of addresses, phone numbers and other data could have disastrous consequences on business operations for an IBO. Our business includes local meetings on a frequent basis, and direct publishing from this public information could provide unnecessary temptations. (2) Concerning the requirement to disclose financial information, this again could lead to serious Invasion of privacy and opening the status individual and family to a very potential harmful situation. IBO's that earn a substantial income could easily be targeted for theft and scam operations that are unnecessary. What would occur if those who make over $100,000 in all of the working world were listed in the public newspaper for everyone to see? You quickly realize this could become a horrible problem if kidnapping and robbery were introduced from suh exposure. What it be like to list on a regular basis, the income, address and pertinent data of Public Officials and representatives to our government in the newspaper? Such disclosure goes far beyond that of just stating that an IBO in Quixtar may be currently making an income adequate to continue in the business. An IBO will pay any and all taxes as required. Further financial information is not necessary. Anything beyond provision to the IRS concerning income is unnecessary to others. Such superfluous knowledge may become readily available to the General Public, which is not desirable in situations as indicated earlier These two FTC suggested proposals can readily place honest and hardworking IBO's of Quixtar