Thinking About a Franchise Business?

– Start with the Facts.


Are you researching whether or not a franchise opportunity is right for you?

  • 55% of all Americans want to be their own boss
  • 37% of all households are involved in small business
  • 70% of all high school students want to start a business
  • 1 out of every 25 adults is currently starting a business


  • More than $800 billion in annual sales
  • 40.9% of all retail
  • Total franchise sales over 2.3 Trillion to the economy
  • Franchise Businesses have $660.9 Billion of annual payrolls or 12.5% of all private sector payrolls in the United States


  • 1 in 12 business establishments is a franchise
  • A new franchise opens every 8 minutes of every business day
  • There are approximately 3000 different Franchisors (Franchise Business Companies) operating in the U.S today
  • Over 900,000 Franchised businesses
  • Over 300 Franchise Business Categories


  • More than 21 Million people are employed by franchise businesses or 15.3% of all U.S. jobs
  • Franchised businesses create more than 170,000 new jobs each year


  • According to the U.S. Commerce Department, fewer than 5% of Franchises were terminated on an annual basis
  • In a study by Arthur Anderson & Company of 366 franchise companies, nearly 97% were still in business after 5 years
  • In contrast, a study by the U.S. Small Business Administration revealed that 62.2% of all new businesses failed within their first 6 years of business

The cost of buying a franchise:

Franchises are more affordable than you think. Typically $50,000 is needed to readily invest with the ability to finance the rest. Many finance options are available and we can help you find financing.

Average Initial Investment Range



Under $50,000




$50,001 to $100,000




$100,001 to $250,000




$250,001 to $500,000




Over $500,000




  • The average initial investment is $250,000, excluding Real Estate
  • The average royalty fee paid by franchisees range from 6% to 10% of monthly gross sales
  • The average length of a franchise contract is 10 years

Source – FranData