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.

  • Your CBD Store

    Your CBD Store

  • Commercial Capital Training Group

    Commercial Capital Training Group

  • PostalAnnex+

    PostalAnnex+

  • Dickey's Barbecue Pit

    Dickey's Barbecue Pit

  • SYNERGY HomeCare

    SYNERGY HomeCare

  • Allstate Insurance

    Allstate Insurance

  • Brusters Real Ice Cream

    Brusters Real Ice Cream

  • Fleet Services International

    Fleet Services International

  • Blue Coast Savings Consultants

    Blue Coast Savings Consultants

  • Minuteman Press

    Minuteman Press

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.

  • Ace Handyman Services

    Ace Handyman Services

  • PLUMBERZ

    PLUMBERZ

  • Turf Distributors

    Turf Distributors

  • Mr. Handyman

    Mr. Handyman

  • KidsPark

    KidsPark

  • Mr. Rooter

    Mr. Rooter

  • BeBalanced Hormone Weight Loss Centers

    BeBalanced Hormone Weight Loss Centers

  • The NOW Massage

    The NOW Massage

  • The Driveway Company

    The Driveway Company

  • Thrush & Son - Complete Home Improvement

    Thrush & Son - Complete Home Improvement

What are the top reasons for owning your own business?

  1. Be My Own Boss 89%
  2. Income Potential 70%
  3. Lifestyle Rewards 53.7%
  4. Side Business to Supplement Income 48.4%
  5. Tired of Climbing the Corporate Ladder 35.9%

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 16.01%
  • Business Services 13.88%
  • Financial Services 11.04%
  • Healthcare & Senior Care 8.55%
  • Cleaning 6.73%
  • Food & Restaurant 6.11%
  • Computers & Internet 5.25%
  • Vending Machine 4.06%
  • Health & Fitness 3.78%
  • Retail 3.75%

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.

  • Va Via - Become a Dumpster Rental Franchisee

    Va Via - Become a Dumpster Rental Franchisee

  • Premier Martial Arts

    Premier Martial Arts

  • real hot yoga

    real hot yoga

  • Steri-Clean

    Steri-Clean

  • Safari Kid

    Safari Kid

  • UNITS Portable Storage

    UNITS Portable Storage

  • Tutor Doctor

    Tutor Doctor

  • The Driveway Company

    The Driveway Company

  • InXpress Global Logistics

    InXpress Global Logistics

  • THE TEN SPOT&'reg' - Multi-Service Beauty Bar

    THE TEN SPOT&'reg' - Multi-Service Beauty Bar

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