Local Franchise Owners Visit Painting With a Twist in Detroit

As 2020 presidential candidates gathered in Detroit for the Democratic Debates, IFA wanted to celebrate the city’s amazing small business owners who are revitalizing their city. On July 31, Michelle Lewis and Donna Lewis, Detroit-based owners of Painting With A Twist, lead a discussion with other local business leaders to talk about the importance of diversity and small businesses in American communities.
August 02, 2019

“The Mother of Franchising” Receives Long Awaited Recognition

The road to becoming “the Mother of Franchising” was no easy feat for Martha Matilda Harper. Born into a working-class family in Canada, Harper spent the first twenty-five years of her life as a domestic servant before opening her first Harper Hairdressing Parlor in 1888 in Rochester, New York.
August 02, 2019