What kinds of businesses are most interesting to buyers now?

Using data from millions of business buyers, we use the tools of data science to spot trends in the growth of small businesses that might spark your interest.

 

Most Active Franchises

These franchises have received the most inquiries among thousands of prospective buyers in the last month.

  • PostalAnnex+

    PostalAnnex+

  • Commercial Capital Training Group

    Commercial Capital Training Group

  • Allstate Insurance

    Allstate Insurance

  • Your CBD Store

    Your CBD Store

  • Ace Hardware Corporation

    Ace Hardware Corporation

  • Solar Grids

    Solar Grids

  • MaidPro

    MaidPro

  • SYNERGY HomeCare

    SYNERGY HomeCare

  • MyShape Med Spa and Aesthetics - Medical Spa Equipment

    MyShape Med Spa and Aesthetics - Medical Spa Equipment

  • The UPS Store

    The UPS Store

Biggest Gainers in Franchise Interest

These concepts have shown the most growth in inquiries in the last 90 days compared to the same period last year.

  • Fit Body Boot Camp

    Fit Body Boot Camp

  • Sports Thread

    Sports Thread

  • Home Cleaning Centers of America

    Home Cleaning Centers of America

  • Nikita Hair

    Nikita Hair

  • Experimax

    Experimax

  • Sharkey's Cuts for Kids

    Sharkey's Cuts for Kids

  • Cyclebar&'reg' Premium Indoor Cycling

    Cyclebar&'reg' Premium Indoor Cycling

  • UCMAS

    UCMAS

  • Concrete Craft

    Concrete Craft

  • Venture X

    Venture X

What are the top reasons for owning your own business?

  1. Be My Own Boss 89.5%
  2. Income Potential 71.6%
  3. Lifestyle Rewards 54.7%
  4. Side Business to Supplement Income 49%
  5. Tired of Climbing the Corporate Ladder 36.1%

Business Buyer Motivations

What are YOUR motivations for wanting to own your own business?

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Is this a good time to start or buy a business?

In a monthly survey, 66.4% of prospects for business or franchise ownership in June either agreed or strongly agreed with the statement "now is a good time to start a business."

Is this a good time to start or buy a business?

Small Business Startup Sentiment IndexTM (SSI) Shows Increasing Confidence

Which of these factors will have the biggest impact in the next six months on your decision to start a business?

January February
Funding or access to credit 68.5% 66.7%
Economic climate 31.5% 24.1%
Other (misc.) 10.1% 16.1%
Regulatory changes 10.1% 11.5%
Stock market 7.9% 11.5%
Political changes 9.0% 9.2%
Tax law changes 12.4% 5.7%

Funding remains the biggest barrier to startup.

Most Active Franchise Categories

These categories of businesses have received the most inquiries in the last 90 days compared to the same period one year ago.

  • Business Services 16.91%
  • Home Services 15.74%
  • Financial Services 11.08%
  • Cleaning 8.1%
  • Healthcare & Senior Care 8.05%
  • Food & Restaurant 6.39%
  • Retail 4.39%
  • Health & Fitness 3.87%
  • Automotive 3.81%
  • Computers & Internet 3.69%

Biggest Franchise Category Gainers

These categories of businesses have received the greatest increase in inquiries in the recent 30 days compared to the same period last year.

Recently Added Franchise Listings

These franchises have become active only recently in our network.

  • One You Love Homecare

    One You Love Homecare

  • Precision Concrete Cutting

    Precision Concrete Cutting

  • PickUp USA Fitness

    PickUp USA Fitness

  • ecomaids

    ecomaids

  • Tutoring Club

    Tutoring Club

  • Mighty Dog Roofing

    Mighty Dog Roofing

  • Patty Norman - Franchise Business Advisor

    Patty Norman - Franchise Business Advisor

  • Renue Systems

    Renue Systems

  • Spray-Net

    Spray-Net

  • Always Faithful Dog Training

    Always Faithful Dog Training

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