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.

  • Commercial Capital Training Group

    Commercial Capital Training Group

  • Allstate Insurance

    Allstate Insurance

  • Solar Grids

    Solar Grids

  • Tread Connection

    Tread Connection

  • Your CBD Store

    Your CBD Store

  • Minuteman Press International

    Minuteman Press International

  • Mobility Plus

    Mobility Plus

  • Blue Coast Savings Consultants

    Blue Coast Savings Consultants

  • Ace Hardware

    Ace Hardware

  • Sam The Concrete Man

    Sam The Concrete Man

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.

  • 1-800 WATER DAMAGE

    1-800 WATER DAMAGE

  • Sharkey's Cuts for Kids

    Sharkey's Cuts for Kids

  • Made in the Shade Blinds &' More

    Made in the Shade Blinds &' More

  • FASTSIGNS

    FASTSIGNS

  • Fit Body Boot Camp

    Fit Body Boot Camp

  • Burrito Shak

    Burrito Shak

  • UCMAS

    UCMAS

  • Sam The Concrete Man

    Sam The Concrete Man

  • Mobility Plus

    Mobility Plus

  • NextGen Great Sealcoating

    NextGen Great Sealcoating

What are the top reasons for owning your own business?

  1. Be My Own Boss 89.6%
  2. Income Potential 71.7%
  3. Lifestyle Rewards 56.4%
  4. Side Business to Supplement Income 50.3%
  5. Tired of Climbing the Corporate Ladder 37.6%

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 16.38%
  • Business Services 15.12%
  • Financial Services 10.8%
  • Healthcare & Senior Care 8.05%
  • Cleaning 7.45%
  • Food & Restaurant 6.16%
  • Computers & Internet 4.91%
  • Retail 4.17%
  • Health & Fitness 3.93%
  • Vending Machine 3.72%

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.

  • Wayback Burgers Canada

    Wayback Burgers Canada

  • Sam The Concrete Man

    Sam The Concrete Man

  • STAR SEAL - Asphalt Sealcoating & Pavement Preservation

    STAR SEAL - Asphalt Sealcoating & Pavement Preservation

  • Shady Paws Pet Parking

    Shady Paws Pet Parking

  • Caring Senior Service

    Caring Senior Service

  • Fleet Services International

    Fleet Services International

  • Kumon Math & Reading Centers

    Kumon Math & Reading Centers

  • Tutor Doctor

    Tutor Doctor

  • Gotcha Covered

    Gotcha Covered

  • Junk King

    Junk King

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