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Talk: The Importance of Martha Matilda Harper

Learn about the importance of this 19th century entrepreneur to Rochester, women, and the world of business.

Date: June 20, 2019 - June 20, 2019
Time: Noon - 1:30 p.m.
Location: Golisano Gateway Midlevel

The talk is sponsored by the St. John Fisher College School of Business, Avanti Entrepreneur Network, and BiQi Marketing.

Martha Matilda Harper was a servant turned businesswoman, entrepreneur, and inventor who is credited for inventing modern retail franchising and then pioneering social entrepreneurship by giving her first 100 world franchises to only poor women.

Join us for a celebration of her legacy, book signing, and a modern discussion on women in business featuring Jane Plitt, author of Martha's biography, Martha Matilda Harper and the American Dream, hosted by David Mammano, founder of Avanti Entrepreneur Network, and facilitated by Stephanie Armstrong, founder of BiQi Marketing. The Avanti Entrepreneur Network helps entrepreneurs scale their business to the next level by providing coaching, content and collaboration opportunities.

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