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 71.9%
  3. Lifestyle Rewards 55.5%
  4. Side Business to Supplement Income 50.1%
  5. Tired of Climbing the Corporate Ladder 37.4%

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 survey taken February 2020, 76.4% of prospects for business or franchise ownership 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.

  • Qwantify - Digital Development

    Qwantify - Digital Development

  • Commercial Capital Training Group

    Commercial Capital Training Group

  • PostalAnnex+

    PostalAnnex+

  • Allstate Insurance Company

    Allstate Insurance Company

  • Mayweather Boxing + Fitness

    Mayweather Boxing + Fitness

  • Caring Senior Service

    Caring Senior Service

  • Bruster's Real Ice Cream

    Bruster's Real Ice Cream

  • The UPS Store

    The UPS Store

  • Ace Hardware

    Ace Hardware

  • SYNERGY HomeCare

    SYNERGY HomeCare

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 - Digital Development

    Qwantify - Digital Development

  • Commercial Capital Training Group

    Commercial Capital Training Group

  • Allstate Insurance Company

    Allstate Insurance Company

  • Ace Hardware

    Ace Hardware

  • PostalAnnex+

    PostalAnnex+

  • The UPS Store

    The UPS Store

  • Tread Connection

    Tread Connection

  • Mayweather Boxing + Fitness

    Mayweather Boxing + Fitness

  • The Tutoring Center

    The Tutoring Center

  • HomeVestors of America

    HomeVestors of America

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 18.12%
  • Home Services 17.19%
  • Food 13.2%
  • Cleaning 8.89%
  • Healthcare & Senior Care 7.83%
  • Financial Services 7.18%
  • Health & Fitness 6.07%
  • Child-Related 4.06%
  • Automotive 3.97%
  • Education 3.97%

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.

  • Office Pride

    Office Pride

  • Gorgeous Garage

    Gorgeous Garage

  • HYDRODOG

    HYDRODOG

  • The Dentist's Choice

    The Dentist's Choice

  • Rush Bowls

    Rush Bowls

  • PickUp USA Fitness

    PickUp USA Fitness

  • Franchise Experts for the New Normal

    Franchise Experts for the New Normal

  • Eliances

    Eliances

  • GI Tax

    GI Tax

  • Taxi Mom

    Taxi Mom

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