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.

  • Healthy YOU Vending

    Healthy YOU Vending

  • AMZ Dynasty - Ecommerce Store

    AMZ Dynasty - Ecommerce Store

  • CRAVE Hot Dogs and Barbecue

    CRAVE Hot Dogs and Barbecue

  • AMZ Wholesale

    AMZ Wholesale

  • Mobility Plus

    Mobility Plus

  • Commercial Capital Training Group

    Commercial Capital Training Group

  • SYNERGY HomeCare

    SYNERGY HomeCare

  • Legacy Business Brokers

    Legacy Business Brokers

  • Blue Coast Savings Consultants

    Blue Coast Savings Consultants

  • Tutoring Works

    Tutoring Works

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.

  • Live Hydration Spa

    Live Hydration Spa

  • HomeWell Care Services

    HomeWell Care Services

  • CMIT Solutions

    CMIT Solutions

  • 810 Billiards & Bowling

    810 Billiards & Bowling

  • AdvantaClean


  • Monster Tree Service

    Monster Tree Service

  • Celebree School

    Celebree School

  • Bath Tune-Up

    Bath Tune-Up

  • Mosquito Squad

    Mosquito Squad

  • Koala Insulation

    Koala Insulation

What are the top reasons for owning your own business?

  1. Be My Own Boss 86.5%
  2. Income Potential 64.7%
  3. Lifestyle Rewards 49.9%
  4. Side Business to Supplement Income 43.4%
  5. Tired of Climbing the Corporate Ladder 32.4%

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.

  • Home Services 11.5%
  • Business Services 7.07%
  • Home-Based 6.74%
  • Business Opportunities 5.71%
  • Mobile 5.66%
  • Low Cost 5.33%
  • Financial Services 4.63%
  • Veteran's 4.31%
  • Retail 3.79%
  • Woman's 3.4%

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.

  • My Backyard Sports

    My Backyard Sports

  • Maid Right

    Maid Right

  • Oola Bowls

    Oola Bowls

  • Auxo Medical

    Auxo Medical

  • Spin Doctor Laundromat

    Spin Doctor Laundromat

  • Renovation Sells

    Renovation Sells

  • Escobar Restaurant

    Escobar Restaurant

  • Grand Welcome

    Grand Welcome

  • Go Greek Yogurt

    Go Greek Yogurt

  • Hello Garage

    Hello Garage

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