Tag: Small business optimism

September Startup Sentiment Index™ Shows Highest-Ever Intent of Business Startups Planned 3 Months Out

October 23, 2020 | By

In a remarkable turnabout, future business owners planning to start “this month” dropped, while startups planned “3 months out” reached the highest level on record in September responses collected for the FranchiseInsights.com Small Business Startup Sentiment Index™ (SSI). The Small Business Startup Sentiment Index™ is based on a monthly survey of individuals who have recently […]

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August’s Prospective Business Owners Display Highest Readiness Seen Yet in 2020

October 7, 2020 | By

Norfolk, VA. (October 6, 2020) – Franchise Insight’s small business Startup Sentiment Index™ showed several indicators of increasing optimism among individuals already looking to buy or start a business about getting their businesses started immediately. In a welcome sign of small business optimism amid the pandemic, responses collected August 20-26, 2020 for the FranchiseInsights.com Small Business […]

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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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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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New Mobile App Helps Franchise Development Teams Improve Contact Rates

February 7, 2020 | By

Norfolk, Virginia, February 7, 2020 — Franchise Ventures released a new tool to help franchise development teams improve early engagement  with prospective franchisees. The Franchise Insights mobile app makes it easier to quickly respond to new prospects, and helps unify each prospect conversation across phone, email and text. “The mobile app helps franchise development teams […]

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Franchise Opportunities Network Announces Entrepreneur Scholarship Winner

August 8, 2017 | By

Aug. 8, 2017 – The Franchise Opportunities Network has announced the winner of its 2017 Entrepreneur Scholarship Contest.  Shelby Schrager-Sours, a student at Arizona State University, won the $1,500 scholarship. Students were asked to write an essay answering the following questions, in 800 words or less: If you became an Entrepreneur, what type of venture would […]

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Entrepreneurs’ Optimism Shifts into High Gear As Investment Interest in High-End Franchises Doubles

October 15, 2015 | By

Atlanta, GA – (October 15, 2015) – A surge in high-dollar franchise investment inquiries signals growing optimism among entrepreneurs, as small-business owners and prospects look ahead to growth in the U.S. economy. Interest in franchises requiring more than $100,000 has nearly doubled over the past two years, and interest in $250,000+ businesses has tripled, according […]

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