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.

 

What are the top reasons for owning your own business?

  1. Be My Own Boss 87.1%
  2. Income Potential 70.9%
  3. Lifestyle Rewards 55.2%
  4. Side Business to Supplement Income 48.8%
  5. Tired of Climbing the Corporate Ladder 37.5%

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 survey taken February 2020, 76.4% of prospects for business or franchise ownership 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 Franchises

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

  • Qwantify

    Qwantify

  • Ace Hardware

    Ace Hardware

  • Fleet Services International

    Fleet Services International

  • THE TUTORING CENTER

    THE TUTORING CENTER

  • Blue Coast Savings Consultants

    Blue Coast Savings Consultants

  • Dickey's Barbecue Pit

    Dickey's Barbecue Pit

  • MaidPro

    MaidPro

  • Digital Marketing Training Group

    Digital Marketing Training Group

  • Oxi Fresh Carpet Cleaning

    Oxi Fresh Carpet Cleaning

  • Kumon Math and Reading Centers

    Kumon Math and Reading Centers

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.

  • Qwantify

    Qwantify

  • Ace Hardware

    Ace Hardware

  • Dickey's Barbecue Pit

    Dickey's Barbecue Pit

  • Fleet Services International

    Fleet Services International

  • Blue Coast Savings Consultants

    Blue Coast Savings Consultants

  • THE TUTORING CENTER

    THE TUTORING CENTER

  • MaidPro

    MaidPro

  • Kumon Math and Reading Centers

    Kumon Math and Reading Centers

  • Oxi Fresh Carpet Cleaning

    Oxi Fresh Carpet Cleaning

  • Expedia CruiseShipCenters

    Expedia CruiseShipCenters

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.

  • Food 18.36%
  • Home Services 15.32%
  • Business Services 13.11%
  • Health & Fitness 9.59%
  • Cleaning 7.32%
  • Healthcare & Senior Care 5.73%
  • Beauty 5.43%
  • Child-Related 5.11%
  • Automotive 4.91%
  • Financial Services 4.3%

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 categories of businesses show the most growth in the recent 30 days compared to the same period last year.

  • P3 Cost Analysts

    P3 Cost Analysts

  • SuperGreen Solutions

    SuperGreen Solutions

  • Building Kidz School

    Building Kidz School

  • YELLOW DYNO(TM) Child I.D. System

    YELLOW DYNO(TM) Child I.D. System

  • Passive CBD Vending

    Passive CBD Vending

  • Thrush &' Son

    Thrush &' Son

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