Potential Business Buyers Advance their Startup Timelines in October’s Startup Sentiment Index™

November 12, 2020 | By

Nov. 12, 2020 – Entrepreneurial optimism rose for the third month in a row in October, as 60.6% of potential business buyers said that “now is a good time to start a business,” in responses collected Oct 24-26 2020, for the monthly FranchiseInsights.com Small Business Startup Sentiment Index™ (SSI). Nearly 38% agreed that “now is […]

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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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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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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 Gator Releases 7th Annual Top 100 Franchises List for 2020

February 4, 2020 | By

Franchise Gator has released the 2020 Top 100 list, a ranking of the top franchise opportunities for the upcoming year.  This is the 7th year that Franchise Gator has been publishing the list. The Top 100 list was developed to assist future franchise buyers in identifying opportunities with a track record of success and in an […]

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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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