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

  • Time To Eat Delivery

    Time To Eat Delivery

  • Dickey's Barbecue Pit

    Dickey's Barbecue Pit

  • Dumpster Dudez

    Dumpster Dudez

  • Your CBD Store

    Your CBD Store

  • PostalAnnex+

    PostalAnnex+

  • Legacy Business Brokers

    Legacy Business Brokers

  • Puffeze

    Puffeze

  • SYNERGY HomeCare

    SYNERGY HomeCare

  • Blue Coast Savings Consultants

    Blue Coast Savings Consultants

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.

  • Mathnasium Canada

    Mathnasium Canada

  • Hounds Town USA

    Hounds Town USA

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

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

  • Wings Etc.

    Wings Etc.

  • College Hunks

    College Hunks

  • Time To Eat Delivery

    Time To Eat Delivery

  • Mighty Dog Roofing

    Mighty Dog Roofing

  • Deck Medic

    Deck Medic

  • AdvantaClean

    AdvantaClean

  • Superior Fence & Rail, Inc.

    Superior Fence & Rail, Inc.

What are the top reasons for owning your own business?

  1. Be My Own Boss 87.9%
  2. Income Potential 66.3%
  3. Lifestyle Rewards 48.8%
  4. Side Business to Supplement Income 48%
  5. Tired of Climbing the Corporate Ladder 34.3%

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.

  • Business Services 12.67%
  • Home Services 12.25%
  • Financial Services 9.3%
  • Food & Restaurant 8.38%
  • Healthcare & Senior Care 6.59%
  • Cleaning 5.13%
  • Vending Machine 3.9%
  • Health & Fitness 3.49%
  • Computers & Internet 3.14%
  • Retail 3.14%

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.

  • Cyclebar&'reg' Premium Indoor Cycling

    Cyclebar&'reg' Premium Indoor Cycling

  • Bricks 4 Kidz

    Bricks 4 Kidz

  • Skedaddle

    Skedaddle

  • Aptiva Care Management

    Aptiva Care Management

  • Mosquito Sheriff

    Mosquito Sheriff

  • Total Beverage - Brewery Distribution

    Total Beverage - Brewery Distribution

  • InXpress

    InXpress

  • Best Option Restoration

    Best Option Restoration

  • Edley's BBQ

    Edley's BBQ

  • SERVPRO

    SERVPRO

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