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

  • Blue Coast Savings Consultants

    Blue Coast Savings Consultants

  • Mobility Plus

    Mobility Plus

  • Solar Grids

    Solar Grids

  • SYNERGY HomeCare

    SYNERGY HomeCare

  • Fit Body Boot Camp

    Fit Body Boot Camp

  • Commercial Capital Training Group

    Commercial Capital Training Group

  • Apricot Lane

    Apricot Lane

  • Tutoring Works

    Tutoring Works

  • Servpro Cleanup &' Restoration

    Servpro Cleanup &' Restoration

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.

  • StretchMed


  • AdvantaClean


  • Miracle Method Bath &' Kitchen Refinishing

    Miracle Method Bath &' Kitchen Refinishing

  • Molly Maid

    Molly Maid

  • Eric's Ice Cream Factory

    Eric's Ice Cream Factory

  • Medi-Weightloss®'


  • Celebree School

    Celebree School

  • Junk King

    Junk King

  • Monster Tree Service

    Monster Tree Service

  • Junkluggers


What are the top reasons for owning your own business?

  1. Be My Own Boss 86.1%
  2. Income Potential 62.8%
  3. Lifestyle Rewards 47.7%
  4. Side Business to Supplement Income 45.6%
  5. Tired of Climbing the Corporate Ladder 31.1%

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 11.6%
  • Business Services 7.03%
  • Home-Based 6.52%
  • Mobile 5.75%
  • Business Opportunities 5.53%
  • Low Cost 5.3%
  • Financial Services 4.84%
  • Veteran's 4.32%
  • Retail 3.65%
  •  3.27%

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.

  • Decorating Den Interiors

    Decorating Den Interiors

  • All Dry - Restoration and Cleanup

    All Dry - Restoration and Cleanup

  • Reliable Facility Group

    Reliable Facility Group

  • Handyman Connection

    Handyman Connection

  • Prime IV Hydration

    Prime IV Hydration

  • Fastest Labs Drug Testing

    Fastest Labs Drug Testing

  • DreamMaker Bath and Kitchen

    DreamMaker Bath and Kitchen

  • Mayweather Boxing + Fitness

    Mayweather Boxing + Fitness

  • ComForCare Home Care

    ComForCare Home Care

  • ISI Elite Training

    ISI Elite Training

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