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 85.9%
  2. Income Potential 72.5%
  3. Lifestyle Rewards 53.9%
  4. Side Business to Supplement Income 47%
  5. Tired of Climbing the Corporate Ladder 34.8%

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.

  • Commercial Capital Training Group

    Commercial Capital Training Group

  • Ace Hardware

    Ace Hardware

  • THE TUTORING CENTER

    THE TUTORING CENTER

  • MaidPro

    MaidPro

  • Sam The Concrete Man

    Sam The Concrete Man

  • Blue Coast Savings Consultants

    Blue Coast Savings Consultants

  • FocalPoint

    FocalPoint

  • Oxi Fresh Carpet Cleaning

    Oxi Fresh Carpet Cleaning

  • Healthy YOU Vending

    Healthy YOU Vending

  • School of Rock

    School of Rock

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.

  • Commercial Capital Training Group

    Commercial Capital Training Group

  • Ace Hardware

    Ace Hardware

  • THE TUTORING CENTER

    THE TUTORING CENTER

  • MaidPro

    MaidPro

  • Blue Coast Savings Consultants

    Blue Coast Savings Consultants

  • Oxi Fresh Carpet Cleaning

    Oxi Fresh Carpet Cleaning

  • FocalPoint

    FocalPoint

  • Sam The Concrete Man

    Sam The Concrete Man

  • Expedia CruiseShipCenters

    Expedia CruiseShipCenters

  • Healthy YOU Vending

    Healthy YOU Vending

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 17.99%
  • Home Services 14.85%
  • Business Services 13.94%
  • Health & Fitness 8.9%
  • Cleaning 7.57%
  • Healthcare & Senior Care 5.98%
  • Child-Related 4.99%
  • Automotive 4.85%
  • Financial Services 4.58%
  • Beauty 4.04%

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.

  • Ace Handyman Services

    Ace Handyman Services

  • Metal Supermarkets

    Metal Supermarkets

  • Naturals2Go

    Naturals2Go

  • Pearle Vision

    Pearle Vision

  • Turf Distributors

    Turf Distributors

  • Green Air Environmental

    Green Air Environmental

  • FIRE Fitness Camp

    FIRE Fitness Camp

  • Ferguson Moving &' Storage

    Ferguson Moving &' Storage

  • Aesthe-Tek Solutions

    Aesthe-Tek Solutions

  • Home Care for The 21st Century

    Home Care for The 21st Century

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