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

  • Commercial Capital Training Group

    Commercial Capital Training Group

  • Mobility Plus

    Mobility Plus

  • Solar Grids

    Solar Grids

  • Your CBD Store

    Your CBD Store

  • Dickey's Barbecue Pit

    Dickey's Barbecue Pit

  • Turnkey Ecom Store

    Turnkey Ecom Store

  • Allstate Insurance

    Allstate Insurance

  • PostalAnnex+

    PostalAnnex+

  • Residual Empires

    Residual Empires

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.

  • GoliathTech

    GoliathTech

  • Kiddie Academy

    Kiddie Academy

  • Physical Therapy Now

    Physical Therapy Now

  • Koala Insulation

    Koala Insulation

  • Burrito Shak

    Burrito Shak

  • Morrison Plus Property Inspections

    Morrison Plus Property Inspections

  • Sport Clips

    Sport Clips

  • Office Pride

    Office Pride

  • Ziggis Coffee

    Ziggis Coffee

  • Rita's Franchise Company

    Rita's Franchise Company

What are the top reasons for owning your own business?

  1. Be My Own Boss 89.7%
  2. Income Potential 71.7%
  3. Lifestyle Rewards 55.9%
  4. Side Business to Supplement Income 51.1%
  5. Tired of Climbing the Corporate Ladder 37.9%

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 14.85%
  • Business Services 12.89%
  • Financial Services 11.42%
  • Healthcare & Senior Care 8.46%
  • Food & Restaurant 6.19%
  • Cleaning 5.46%
  • Computers & Internet 4.88%
  • Retail 4.12%
  • Vending Machine 3.64%
  • Health & Fitness 2.87%

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.

  • Nathan's Famous

    Nathan's Famous

  • Finishline Cabinets

    Finishline Cabinets

  • Next Day Access

    Next Day Access

  • Morrison Plus Property Inspections

    Morrison Plus Property Inspections

  • LIME Painting

    LIME Painting

  • College Hunks Hauling Junk & Moving

    College Hunks Hauling Junk & Moving

  • Factory Direct Mattress

    Factory Direct Mattress

  • Hounds Town USA

    Hounds Town USA

  • All Nevada Insurance

    All Nevada Insurance

  • Charleys Philly Steaks

    Charleys Philly Steaks

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