Terminology

What is a UFO?

Contrary to what the rest of the world thinks a UFO is not an Unidentified Flying Object!

In Market America terminology a UFO is an UnFranchise Owner! which simply put is a person who has registered with Market America as an Unfranchise Business Owner!

What is a Master UFO?

A Master UFO is a Master Unfranchise Owner who has achieved the status of Master UFO by completing the requirements for the calendar quarter. (see Master UFO booklet in Unfranchise.com downloads section)

What is the GMTSS?

The GMTSS stands for Global Meeting Training Seminar System. This is the professional training system of Market America. The speakers are professionals from the Market America Speakers Bureau. The speakers and trainers who run these meetings have undergone special trainings by the company to be able to represent the proper business information and trainings.

Every meeting put on by the GMTSS has a fee involved to cover the cost of holding the meeting in a professional setting and to provide for the travel expenses for the guest speaker.

Market America has specific regions within each market country. Those regions are lead by Market America Field Leaders. Each region has Local areas run by Local Coordinators. These Local Coordinators have a council that helps them run the GMTSS meetings and trainings in that Local area.

The Local Areas have UBP areas within their Local area. Those local UBP’s have a UBP Coordinator who organizes a UBP Council to run the UBP meetings for that area.

What is a Local Area? and a Local Coordinator?

Part of the NMTSS is organized into Regions, which are in turn organized into Local areas. Those Local areas are run by the Local Coordinator, who forms a council and runs the meetings for that Local area. The UBP councils are part of the Local Area and assist the Local Coordinator.

The NMTSS for the Local area holds various trainings; Local Seminars with guest speakers, Product Trainings for specific interests-wellness, motives, webinars, TLS, etc. They also hold trainings for their area for specifics like the Basic 5, NUOT and ECCT which are required trainings for UFO’s.

What is a Council?

There are various types of councils in Market America. The company, since it’s inception has always recognized the talents of it’s field leaders and depends on them for feedback, support and training/leading the company.

What is the UFVP ?

the UFVP is Unfranchise Virtual Partner app for easy training access for new and old UFO’s alike. It will help get new people started right! This makes it much easier for a new partner to get started right away without having to wait to start training themselves. The beauty of this new app is that it will also let the senior partners know what has been done by the new partner.

Click here to watch a video on this new program. UFVP link.

What is BV?

BV stands for Business Volume. The points given each Market America branded product which accumulate towards commissions.

What is IBV?

IBV is the Internet Business Volume point system assigned to each product from our Partner Stores on Shop.com.

IBV is also assigned to specific Market America Branded products to enable the UFO to accrue IBV and Group IBV on a monthly basis. Beginners start at 10 IBV monthly in their Unfranchise Autoship. Coordinators advance to 20 IBV monthly for their Autoship requirement, and the the final monthly amount is when UFO reaches Executive Coordinator and above to 30 IBV. The idea was to start beginners at a moderate amount but increase the amount to a normal range of 30 IBV once the UFO has begun earning commissions on IBV.

What is the Career Manual?

The Career Manual is the rules and regulations for the company! But it is more than that! The second half of the Career Manual arrived with your Start Up kit, starting with Chapter 8. The first half and the complete Career Manual can be located in the Unfranchise.com under Help and Training, drop down menu-Career Manual.

Although the first 8 chapters were not sent to you, that does not mean they have no value. The many rules and regulations start in Chapter 8 but the first 7 Chapters covers the Mission and Vision of the company. It is beautifully written and will assist you as you begin your Market America Career to understand How To manage yourself and others. It was written by the Corporate Team, and therefore well worth reading.

A true professional will read 15-20 minutes a day in the Career Manual to familiarize themselves not only with the rules and regulations of the company but the basic vision, mission and philosophy of the company. It is a very professionally written document!

What is the Back office? or Unfranchise.com?

Unfranchise.com is often referred to as the Back office. Access to that site is provided by the $ 20 per month for the UFMS, Unfranchise Management System. The many reports, downloads, NMTSS event schedules, as well as ability to order products are included there.

UFMS is ordered on your Unfranchise Autoship. The code is simply UFMS, $20 per month is a small overhead price to pay for the advanced reports, and materials you have access to there.

What is UnfranchiseTraining.com?

Unfranchisetraining.com is a website that you can access for training materials, etc. The UBP Power Point slides and Basic 5 slides, NUOT Power Points are there as well. Different Divisions in the company also have trainings and downloads there, too.

What is Unfranchise Autoship?

Unfranchise Autoship is a monthly auto-ship order that is set up by the UFO. It should include; UFMS subscription ($20) and 50 BV and 10 IBV worth of products. It can be changed monthly to give you the ability to try a variety of products or may remain the same month to month, depending on your preference. While these minimums are important (see below) you do not and should not plan to be placing minimal autoship orders. A normal household will transfer more than this into their business. Complete the (click on link >>>)Shopping Advisor  to help you identify which products you should be buying from yourself! The Shopping Annuity concept consist of transferring YOUR spending into your own virtual store! (Any BV or IBV over the monthly autoship amount will be automatically placed in the BDC you designate for overflow.)

This is only required to participate in the GBV (Group Business Volume) accrual option, which allows you to benefit from the group business volume that will accrue in your 001 BDC (Business Development Center)

Note: once you have become a Coordinator (earned your first $300 BV commission check) your requirement will change to 100 BV. When you have received your first IBV $300 commission check that changes to 20 IBV.

Note: once you have become an Executive Coordinator (earned that $600 commission check that finishes the BV commission cycle the first time) your requirement will change to 150 BV. When you’ve received your $600 commission check that finishes the IBV commission cycle the first time) your requirement will change to 30 IBV. This is the highest requirement and will never increase after these monthly 150 BV and 30 IBV are in place.

Note: the reason for this monthly step up BV and IBV is to give the new UFO a chance to develop a customer base and business partners. The monthly accrual option is not mandatory, it is in place only if you want have group BV begin accumulating in your 001 BDC banks, to earn commissions and avoid losing your initial 200 qualifying BV order.

What is a UBP?

UBP stands for Unfranchise Business Plan. The official Power Point from Market America Corporate designed to explain the Business Compensation plan. Market America believes in being very transparent to enable the guests to see exactly how the Unfranchise Business Plan works, before they register! Professional attire is required and professional conduct expected. Please do not bring outside food and drink to these meetings.

UBP’s are sponsored by the NMTSS (National Meeting Training Seminar System). There is a nominal fee. They are located in a professional setting and may be located in the Unfranchise.com section: Help and Training, under the dropdown NMTSS and Meeting Search.

What is an HBP?

HBP stands for Home Business Presentation.

This meeting is not officially part of the NMTSS system. These meetings are organized by individuals and teams. At this meeting the Power Point slides from Corporate Market America are used to show the Unfranchise Business plan. There is no fee involved with this meeting, however, it is advised that professional attire and conduct are expected.

What is a NUOT?

a NUOT is a New Unfranchise Owner Training. It may be taught be any Executive Coordinator or above who has taken and passed the ECCT course.

This training is to give instruction to the New Unfranchise Owners but also a review to any Unfranchise Owner. The Power Point slides are on Unfranchisetraining.com if you want to look at them and prepare for your upcoming training.Simply go to the site and look at the Business Building Tab and go to the Business Fundamentals will have many different pdf’s and Power Points listed.

It is recommended that you attend one per quarter.

What is a Basic 5?

A Basic 5 is a training that may be held by any Executive Coordinator who has taken and passed the ECCT course. Only speakers bureau members may charge a fee for this training.

The Basic 5 is designed to give you an understanding of the Five main parts of the business that will help you build a successful Unfranchise Business and Team. You may access the Power Point for this training on Unfranchisetraining.com under Business Building and then Business Fundamentals.

It is recommended that you attend one per quarter.

What is the ECCT?

The ECCT is Executive Coordinator Certified Training course which is a mandatory training by an NMTSS Certified Trainer, only. This course must be done before the Executive Coordinator has reached that pin level with a 28 day grace period. Failure to take this course will forfeit future commission checks until the Executive Coordinator has completed and passed the course.

Note: before taking the ECCT a UFO must take the Basic 5 and NUOT courses offered by their team or an NMTSS speaker/trainer.

This is an all day course and should be planned ahead for as they are not offered more than a few times per year, depending on the Local area you live in. To see the next scheduled ECCT course look in the Unfranchise.com under Help and Training tab, dropdown NMTSS, meeting search. Normally you should put in at least 200 mile radius from your zip code to see the listings.

Note: there is a fee charged for this certified ECCT course, at least $50 and sometimes more

What is a Local Seminar?

Local Seminars are run by the Local Coordinator through the NMTSS and with the Local Council. These trainings are designed to have Successful Field Leaders who are on the Speakers Bureau come to the Local area and train UFO’s and their guests in the most up to date strategies and techniques to build their Unfranchise Business.

There are also a variety of other trainings that may be offered; UMO (University Major Overview), Product Training, Motives Trainings, TLS Day 1 and Day 2, WebCenter Trainings, etc…

What is a Regional Convention?

Regional Conventions are organized by the Regional Director and other Local Coordinators and council members. They may include Corporate Speakers, Trainers and Field Leaders from the Region. The convention is held in November in the NorthEast Region, at a convention center and is held for Saturday and Sunday. The Professional training is designed to consolidate many hours of training to shorten the learning curve for you and your team!

The key to success is to attend these professional trainings as they will help you and your team progress more quickly.

Note: other Regions hold their Conventions at various times of year.

What is International Convention?

International Convention is held in early August in Greensboro, North Carolina at a Convention Center near Market America Corporate Headquarters.

This convention is run by the Corporate Team and lasts 3-4 days. The first day is Thursday, but many trainings occur on the day or night before, so check schedule. Each day is 8 to 10 hours of consolidated training. The trainers and speakers come directly from the Corporate team and Elite Field Leaders. Learning directly from the Best leaders is the true path to success.

The founder and CEO, J.R.Ridinger, and his wife, Loren Ridinger, Senior Executive Vice President are there in person to direct and oversee the convention.

Normally there are over 20, 000 UFO’s who attend.

What is World Conference?

World Conference is held in early February in Miami, Florida at a Convention Center.

This convention is run by the Corporate Team and lasts 3-4 days. The first day is Thursday, but many trainings occur on the day or night before, so check schedule. Each day is 8 to 10 hours of consolidated training. The trainers and speakers come directly from the Corporate team and Elite Field Leaders. Learning directly from the Best leaders is the true path to success.

The founder and CEO, J.R.Ridinger, and his wife, Loren Ridinger, Senior Executive Vice President are there in person to direct and oversee the convention.

Normally there are over 20, 000 UFO’s who attend.