Georgia Leads the Nation in New Franchise Interest Index™

January 13, 2020 | By

Georgia, Nevada and Florida led the nation with the highest levels of interest in buying a franchise in 2019, according to new data from Franchise Insights. The Franchise Interest Index™ reveals  the relative interest of entrepreneurs making an investment inquiry by indexing proprietary data with state population on a per capita basis. An index of 100 […]

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TMG Releases New White Paper: Travel, TripAdvisor & Trust

December 27, 2019 | By

As travel websites have consolidated and Google Hotels has improved, the number of sites a traveler visits while booking their vacation has dropped drastically in the last five years. In 2015, Expedia research¹ showed that consumers visited up to 38 websites while booking; in 2017, Flip.to found² that 86% of leisure travelers visit 9 websites […]

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Development Budgets Increasing For Franchises Across All Growth Stages

December 20, 2019 | By

Over 63% of franchise systems plan to spend more to recruit new franchisees in 2020, and a closer look at key segments shows that confidence is strong in franchise systems in all stages of growth.  Plans to maintain or increase spending were strong across emerging, established and large franchise systems, according to a survey across […]

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More Than 63% of Franchisors Plan To Increase Recruitment Spend in 2020

December 17, 2019 | By

In a strong showing of their confidence about the future, nearly two-thirds of franchises plan to spend more to recruit new franchisees in 2020, according to a survey across the Franchise Ventures demand-generation platform. “Business confidence is evident in  franchises, the leading category of small businesses,” said Michael Alston, president of Franchise Ventures. “Growth-oriented franchises […]

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Income Potential Ranks as No. 2 Motivation to Own a Business

November 26, 2019 | By

While a desire to “by my own boss” is the No.1 motivation for people thinking about buying a business, the potential to earn more money ranks a strong No. 2, according to the business-buyer survey across the Franchise Ventures demand generation platform. Nearly three-quarters of respondents, or 72.5%, cite “income potential” as one of their […]

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One Third of Prospective Small-Business Buyers Ready to Switch From Corporate Life

November 18, 2019 | By

More than one-third of potential business buyers are motivated by a desire to stop “climbing the corporate ladder,” according to the survey across the Franchise Ventures demand generation platform. “In many cases, experienced managers and executives are ready to run their own show,” said Michael Alston, president of Franchise Ventures. “That can be a huge benefit to […]

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‘Be Your Own Boss’ Tops List of Small-Business Ownership Motivations

November 12, 2019 | By

The No. 1 reason that budding entrepreneurs want to own their own business is to “Be your own boss,” according to the survey across the Franchise Ventures demand generation platform. “Independence and controlling your own destiny is powerful motivator,” said Michael Alston, president of Franchise Ventures, “It’s telling that this is stronger than potential income in the […]

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Millennials are the Fastest-Growing Segment of Future Franchisees

October 31, 2019 | By

Following the broad trends in population demographics in the U.S., the age of franchise-investment prospects continues to shift younger in the latest quarterly analysis by Franchise Ventures. Generation X, ages 39-54, is the largest group ready to talk with franchisors, at 46.1% of all prospects in Q3 2019, but Millennials, ages 23-38, are growing at […]

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Mobile Phones Surge in 2019 as Top Source for Franchise Prospects

October 11, 2019 | By

Smartphones are growing at an even faster rate this year as the No.1 way that franchise prospects begin their investment process. After several years of single-digit growth, the smartphone share of new franchise inquiries grew 12% over the past 12 months – reaching a full 73% of Internet inquiries originating on a mobile phone. That’s […]

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Travel Media Group Restructures with Singular Focus on Digital Marketing

June 4, 2019 | By

During the second quarter of 2019, Travel Media Group transferred the operations of HotelCoupons.com and Drive the Nation to Landmark Community Newspapers, Inc. The transition was part of an initiative to realign the operations of HotelCoupons.com with other print media businesses under the shared parent company, Landmark Media Enterprises. This move signals a commitment to […]

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