Market America is a marketing and product brokerage that’s been in business since 1992. Since its inception over two decades ago, over a million people have gotten on-board and are selling the products that the company has available for distribution. This allows entrepreneurs the ability to earn hundreds of dollars per month selling products that they do not have to buy, store and ship themselves. Market America works with third party manufacturers to distribute these products, and these are the companies that do the shipping and returns for you. Market America is currently found in America, Canada and Singapore, and they are planning to expand to Europe and Africa. The company was founded by married couple Loren and JR Ridinger. There are over 650 people working in offices around the world for the company, and their job is to help people who are beginning their entrepreneurial journey.

The company offers over a dozen different product lines that independent distributors can sell on pre-purchased websites. These product lines include Isotonix, Royal Spa, Pet Health, AutoWorks and Snap. The products range from cleaning materials to weight loss supplements and everything in between. This gives independent distributors greater flexibility to choose and change what they want to sell to the public. Distributors can also sell multiple product lines on their site, which aids in product selling and production. Both Market America and the distributor makes money off of each sale that is made online. It’s not uncommon for distributors to make their first sale within a week of starting up so long as proper marketing and advertising techniques are being used. The company itself also sells these products on their platform, which was sold to them by Bill Gates in 2012.

Distributors of all M.A. products are responsible for paying a monthly fee to keep their sites active and to keep the rights to the products they’re selling. They will also need to attend seminars and conventions to better educate themselves on product marketing. These seminars cost roughly $100 to $300 to attend and it’s advised that distributors book their seats early to secure a spot for themselves. The company thinks of itself as the Unfranchised Franchise“, since distributors are still selling someone else’s product without the cost and headache of owning a localized franchise.

Success Academy, the largest charter school network in New York, won the 2017 Broad Prize. The award given for public charter schools comes with a $250,000 cash prize, and it is for “the contributions made by the network in providing highest quality education for students of color and from the low-income families.” The announcement came from the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools and the Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation on June 12, 2017. It should be noted that the Success Academy is currently offering an outstanding education to more than 14,000 students through its 41 high, middle, and elementary schools in New York City.



The school network founded by former city counselor Eva Moskowitz in 2006 became the destination of quality education for low-income children. The award for the school network is a recognition for the commitment and hard work of Moskowitz that envisioned the education as the empowerment of the classes. Currently, she leads the school network as its Chief Executive Officer and thinks for strategies to make it more quality-oriented. Eva Moskowitz says that the academic achievements of the Success Academy are due to the committed efforts of students, teachers, and parents.



While coming to the award, Broad Prize review committee noted that Eva Moskowitz’ charter schools could create a unique feeling regarding the education. In 2016, all of its middle and elementary schools listed on top 10 percent schools in the state for providing an excellent academic performance in science, English, and mathematics. Interestingly, the Hispanic and black students performed far better in the year comparing to the white students across the state. Also, on an average, its low-income students performed better than others in mathematics, English, and science, comparing to other students in the state.



Apart from making the school network one of the most successful, Eva Moskowitz is also active in improving the total quality of education in both public and the private sector. Recently, she sent her school syllabus and lessons to more than 15,000 school officials across the nation at free of cost. Moskowitz also planned to open $68 million Midtown condo, the network bought in 2016, to give training to educators. Eva Moskowitz confirmed that through the training programs she wanted to coach the teachers across the country on how to teach and what to teach. The executives of Success Academy took almost two years to develop the online version of the institute with lesson plans, reading lists, instructional videos, and more.



Eva Moskowitz confirmed that the digital platform is important in her mission to expand the school network to 100 schools by 2024. Recently, she tasted another victory in a state appeals court against New York City for imposing a pre-K contract in Success Academy network. The order also granted a settlement amount of $720,000 to the academy. Under Moskowitz’ supervision, the academy follows a “balanced literacy” adopted by the network that is based on content-richness and depth of what the kids learn and read. In all sense, Eva Moskowitz is making an innovation in the education sector with her charter school network.