Freelancer for Desk Research Needed ASAP
Freelancer Needed ASAP:
10-20 total hours
Business / Franchise Start-up / Acquisition Overview
Note: All data should include sources (website / publication and date)
Where possible, include (sourced) screen shots / jpgs / links of charts, graphs or other relevant graphics
Desk research will answer the following questions:
Market Activity and Growth Questions
- How many new businesses were started in the US in 2020 vs. 2021? (quarterly comparisons)
- What’s the growth rate / growth forecast for new business starts?
- Same questions for business acquisitions (focus on “main street” businesses, <$10M revenue, <150 employees)
- How many franchises were purchased in the US in 2020, Q1-2 2021?
- What is the growth forecast for franchise starts / purchases?
- What are some of the main factors driving the growth in business starts and purchases?
- What’s the average business purchase price? (by sector / industry helpful)
- Any location concentrations (by state / city) for business start-ups or purchases?
- What appear to be the most rapidly growing business types / industries when it comes to business / franchise purchases?
Profile of Business and Franchise Buyers
- What’s the typical buyer profile (demographics, career stage, financial condition, etc.) of a small to midsized individual business buyer? How about a franchise buyer?
(Any info on financial situation, income, credit score, net worth of busies buyers would be very helpful)
- Why do people buy a franchise instead of start a business?
- Why do people buy a business instead of start one?
- What’s the average / typical price of a franchise?
- What’s the typical price of a small business purchase? (by sector?)
- How do people typically finance the purchase of a business or franchise?
- How many SBA 7(a) acquisition loans were originated in 2020 / 2021? (exclude commercial property, equipment or construction loans, etc.)
- What’s the total $ volume of these loans?
- What’s the average SBA loan amount?
- What’s the 2021 forecast for SBA acquisition loans?
- What are FinTechs doing in the business acquisition space (if anything)?
- Any major banks, lenders or financial services firms emerge who are active in this space?