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.

  • Time To Eat Delivery

    Time To Eat Delivery

  • Healthy YOU Vending

    Healthy YOU Vending

  • Commercial Capital Training Group

    Commercial Capital Training Group

  • Residual Empires

    Residual Empires

  • Solar Grids

    Solar Grids

  • Minuteman Press

    Minuteman Press

  • Your CBD Store

    Your CBD Store

  • Dickey's Barbecue Pit

    Dickey's Barbecue Pit

  • Ecommerce Empires

    Ecommerce Empires

  • PostalAnnex+

    PostalAnnex+

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.

  • StretchLab

    StretchLab

  • WCH Service Bureau

    WCH Service Bureau

  • Farmers AL, TN, NE, IA, SD, ND, OH, PA, IN, WI, NJ, GA, FL, NY, VA & M

    Farmers AL, TN, NE, IA, SD, ND, OH, PA, IN, WI, NJ, GA, FL, NY, VA & M

  • Mosquito Mary's

    Mosquito Mary's

  • The Franchise Explorer

    The Franchise Explorer

  • N-Hance Canada

    N-Hance Canada

  • Dickey's Barbecue Pit

    Dickey's Barbecue Pit

  • Pet Wants

    Pet Wants

  • THE TUTORING CENTER

    THE TUTORING CENTER

  • YogaSix

    YogaSix

What are the top reasons for owning your own business?

  1. Be My Own Boss 89.5%
  2. Income Potential 70%
  3. Lifestyle Rewards 55.5%
  4. Side Business to Supplement Income 51.9%
  5. Tired of Climbing the Corporate Ladder 36.8%

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 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 13.18%
  • Business Services 10.89%
  • Financial Services 10.57%
  • Food & Restaurant 7.32%
  • Healthcare & Senior Care 7.14%
  • Cleaning 5.58%
  • Computers & Internet 4.95%
  • Retail 4.68%
  • Vending Machine 3.58%
  • Health & Fitness 3.38%

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.

  • Senior Care Authority

    Senior Care Authority

  • Fetch Pet Care

    Fetch Pet Care

  • Peach Cobbler Factory

    Peach Cobbler Factory

  • RockBox Fitness

    RockBox Fitness

  • Green Home Solutions Texas Area Representative

    Green Home Solutions Texas Area Representative

  • Schooley Mitchell Consulting

    Schooley Mitchell Consulting

  • DogTopia

    DogTopia

  • SpeedPro Imaging

    SpeedPro Imaging

  • Hand and Stone Massage Spa

    Hand and Stone Massage Spa

  • AlphaGraphics

    AlphaGraphics

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