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

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

Franchise Ventures’ Mystery Shopping Generates Advice for Franchise Development Teams

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

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

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

Smaller States Post Big Gains in Q4 Growth of Franchise Interest Index™

Small- and mid-sized states with adult population under 5 million showed some of the strongest year-over-year growth in franchise-buying interest, according to the latest data  from Franchise Insights. And among the largest states, Georgia tops the Franchise Interest Index™ for both overall interest and for Q4 growth over the previous year. The Franchise Interest Index™

Gen X Claims Largest Group of Franchise Prospects, Ranks High for Income, Home Ownership

While Millennials are the fastest-growing group of franchise prospects, Generation X was far and away the largest age group interested in buying a franchise last year.  The 39- to 54-year-old cohort claimed 44.9% share of prospects contacting franchisors through the Franchise Ventures demand-generation platform in 2019, and it indexed the highest among age groups for estimated

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