Archive for March, 2020

Access to Funding Identified as Greatest Hurdle to Franchise Ownership

March 16, 2020 | By

Aspiring small business owners cited “funding or access to credit” as the biggest barrier to buying a franchise, according to a February survey for the most recent Small Business Startup Sentiment Index™.  This level is just below the 68.5% seen in the month-earlier survey – however, the survey was taken several days before the onset […]

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Southeastern Cities Lead Top 100 Metros in New Franchise Interest Index™

March 12, 2020 | By

Southeastern metros dominated the top 20 leaders in the  Franchise Interest Index(TM) in 2019, with multiple major metro areas ranked in Florida and Texas, as well as high-interest from mid-sized metros in North and South Carolina. Atlanta, Ga., topped the list. While the nation’s largest population centers lead the overall volume of franchise inquiries, the […]

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Franchise Ventures’ Mystery Shopping Generates Advice for Franchise Development Teams

March 6, 2020 | By

According to a new mystery shopping survey conducted on the Franchise Ventures lead generation platform, 13% of prospective business buyers indicated they “just haven’t had a chance to respond yet” to a franchisor more than seven days after the prospects’ initial inquiry — but they still intend to engage. That’s one of several insights drawn […]

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Small Business Startup Sentiment Index™ (SSI) Shows Increasing Confidence in February 2020

March 1, 2020 | By

Recent surveys of prospective small business buyers revealed a healthy uptick in confidence from January to February 2020. The new Small Business Startup Sentiment Index™ is based on a monthly survey of individuals who have recently inquired about businesses or franchises for sale on the digital assets of Franchise Ventures. This uptrend in optimism was […]

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