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 88.9%
  2. Income Potential 71.1%
  3. Lifestyle Rewards 55.8%
  4. Side Business to Supplement Income 49.6%
  5. Tired of Climbing the Corporate Ladder 37.7%

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 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

  • Qwantify Partner Plus

    Qwantify Partner Plus

  • Tread Connection

    Tread Connection

  • PostalAnnex+

    PostalAnnex+

  • Mobility Plus

    Mobility Plus

  • SYNERGY HomeCare

    SYNERGY HomeCare

  • Blue Coast Savings Consultants

    Blue Coast Savings Consultants

  • Fleet Services International

    Fleet Services International

  • Honest Abe Roofing

    Honest Abe Roofing

  • Mathnasium

    Mathnasium

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.

  • Qwantify Partner Plus

    Qwantify Partner Plus

  • Commercial Capital Training Group

    Commercial Capital Training Group

  • PostalAnnex+

    PostalAnnex+

  • Qwantify Partner Program

    Qwantify Partner Program

  • Tread Connection

    Tread Connection

  • Caring Senior Service

    Caring Senior Service

  • SYNERGY HomeCare

    SYNERGY HomeCare

  • Ace Hardware

    Ace Hardware

  • Honest Abe Roofing

    Honest Abe Roofing

  • Blue Coast Savings Consultants

    Blue Coast Savings Consultants

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.

  • Business Services 20.28%
  • Home Services 16.6%
  • Food 11.47%
  • Healthcare & Senior Care 10.69%
  • Cleaning 9.24%
  • Financial Services 7.52%
  • Child-Related 4.49%
  • Automotive 4.39%
  • Health & Fitness 4.08%
  • Education 3.19%

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.

  • Famous Dave's

    Famous Dave's

  • Liberty Tax Service

    Liberty Tax Service

  • SkyRun Vacation Rentals

    SkyRun Vacation Rentals

  • 101 Mobility

    101 Mobility

  • America's Swimming Pool Co.

    America's Swimming Pool Co.

  • Waxing The City

    Waxing The City

  • Insurance

    Insurance

  • Junkluggers

    Junkluggers

  • Just Love Coffee

    Just Love Coffee

  • Transblue

    Transblue

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