Mimi & Jim Litterelle

Earning Level

$18,000 - $24,999

PIN Level




Market America has truly been a life-changing experience for us. Before becoming Distributors, we both had full-time career commitments, and our remaining time was completely taken up with our sons' activities and our personal commitments.

Mimi's time was spent as a high school placement counselor, as well as chairing many local fundraisers. Jim operated two Goodyear franchises, which took 50-60 hours per week, and also sat on the board for a number of local organizations. Weekends were spent traveling with the soccer team. We had no spare time to operate a part-time business. Luckily, Mimi listened when the Market America opportunity was presented to her.

At the time, Mimi was becoming disenchanted with fighting the system to make a big difference in the lives of young adults. The timing was right for her. It still took us almost a year to realize how powerful a business opportunity we had in front of us. After all, it didn't cost that much to get started, we weren't putting the long hours into it and we didn't have typical business headaches. In fact, we were having too much fun to even consider that this was a real business.

In 1999, Mimi said goodbye to the 45-Year Plan. She realized she could make a greater impact on people's lives as an UnFranchise® Owner than with her job.

Jim no longer feels the stress and pressure that comes from taking time away from a business that you are solely responsible for managing. Jim currently spends fewer hours in the stores and more time enjoying life with family, pursuing interests and developing our Market America UnFranchise® business.

We've found that this business is simple, but it is not easy. You have to work at it to get results and you have to have attitude to be successful. When the "no" answers knock you down, you have to get up and keep going. Remember, only a small percentage of the people will have the vision to see this business and you have to keep looking until you find them.

We have developed a team that has evolved into our Market America family. The future just keeps looking brighter and brighter. We are so fortunate Market America came into our lives and allowed us to start living our dreams.


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