SBA's Linda McMahon stopped by the ILoveKickBoxing booth at last week's International Franchise Expo. Record attendance symbolizes that the entrepreneurial spirit is “thriving in America right now,” she said.
By IFA Staff
The record attendance at the International Franchise Expo is a sign of optimism in the overall U.S. economy, SBA Administrator Linda McMahon noted when kicking off the event May 31 in New York City.
McMahon said that estimates of 20,000 visitors to the Expo over the course of the weekend represents “a huge number and a sure sign of the entrepreneurial spirit that is thriving in America right now.” When that many people are interested in starting their own business through franchising, she continued, “it’s a sign that they not only are confident in themselves, but they are confident in the economy and this country’s small business environment.”
Related: Video of Linda McMahon's International Franchise Expo speech