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Industry Reports

Frozen Yogurt Industry Analysis 2018 - Cost & Trends

When I was growing up, frozen yogurt was somewhat considered ice cream’s younger, less popular, kind of weird kid brother. It looked the same, it was served the same…just a little less delicious. If you couldn’t get ice cream, frozen yogurt was okay.

Retail Industry Analysis 2018 - Cost & Trends

The retail industry is easy to define at the highest level - it is the selling of consumer goods or services to the end buyer. Individual consumers and families - me, you and all our friends. However the enormous size of the industry and the breadth of the types of goods and services that are being sold are a little harder to get our arms around - it’s estimated that 2/3rd of the U.S GDP comes from the retail industry!

Hotel & Travel Industry Analysis 2018 - Cost & Trends

The travel industry is comprised of several different segments including hotels and other lodging as well as travel agencies. Within lodging there is a wide range of lodgings from high class full-service hotels, to no-hassle business motels, to resorts and campgrounds. Travel agencies coordinate flights, lodging, cruises and other types of trips to both retail and business customers and can be conducted at offices or out of the home. Partnerships between hotels and travel agencies are often crucial to the success of both.

Computer Services Industry Analysis 2018 - Cost & Trends

Downtime from computer or network issues can wreak havoc on both the bottom line and company reputation - showing that the market to keep systems operating reliably is both large and valuable. The field of computer services, in terms of available franchises, is loosely divided into four sectors: computer maintenance and repair, computer network support services, information technology (IT) services and Internet provision.

Pizza Industry Analysis 2018 - Cost & Trends

But despite these differences, everyone agrees that pizza is a food institution. It might be a cheap meal after a game, a date night, a weekly treat, a quick lunch, or even a breakfast. Americans eat a lot of pizza - on average 23 pounds each year!

Fitness Industry Analysis 2018 - Cost & Trends

Gyms used to be big box stores - lots of equipment for cardio and weight training, with personal training available, racquetball maybe, and a pool. And those are still around - but this is an industry that has seen variety become the spice of life. Traditional exercises are being transformed into specialties and new programs are being developed at a breakneck pace.

Home Based Franchise Industry Analysis 2018 - Cost & Trends

No longer must you put in hours and hours outside of the house to have a successful career or run a successful franchise. In 2014 3.7 million people from the workforce worked from home at least 50% of the time. There are another 2.8 million people that are self-employed and work from home - including home-based franchisees. 52% of small businesses in the US are home-based!

Senior Care Industry Analysis 2018 - Cost & Trends

Thanks to the baby boomer generation born in the late 1940s and 1950s, the number of American senior citizens is growing. As the boomer population reaches age 65, the senior population is projected to reach 83.7 million – almost double the estimated number in 2012 and approximately twenty percent of the total US population. Roughly 10,000 people will turn 65 every day for the next 20 years! This increasing elderly population has and will necessitate more senior healthcare. In fact, one market research provider estimates that the global home health care sector, just one part of the overall industry, should see revenues grow to $300Bn in 2020 from $180Bn in 2014 - a compound annual growth rate of 8%.