Century 21 founder and franchising pioneer Arthur E. Bartlett died on New Year's Eve, after a long bout with Alzheimer's disease. "Franchising has been the savior of free enterprise in this country. It has given the small businessman a way to survive," Bartlett told the Los Angeles Times in 1982. "He really was one of the true pioneers, visionaries, who recognized early on the power of franchising and branding for growing and expanding a business," said IFA President and CEO Matthew R. Shay.
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