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Weight Loss Industry Analysis 2017 - Cost & Trends

But all is not lost (pun intended). Keep in mind that losing weight is still a priority for healthier living - it’s just recognized now as being part of a bigger picture. That ⅔ of Americans are still overweight, weight loss franchises still have proven business models and there is still a major portion of the population that remains an untouched opportunity (more on that below).

Healthcare Industry Analysis 2017 - Cost & Trends

With the still simmering public debate over the benefits and detriments of Obamacare - and over its possible reversal - it gets easy to let our eyes glaze over and wait for the smoke to clear. But hiding behind the controversy are health-care industry trends that offer tremendous business opportunities for entrepreneurs - no matter which way the political winds blow.

International Franchising Industry Analysis 2017 - Cost & Trends

Franchising outside of the United States presents a different set of opportunities and challenges from franchising domestically, including different franchise structures and distinct cultural and legal frameworks. Careful research and consideration must be taken before considering opening a business in an unfamiliar country.

Tax Preparation Industry Analysis 2017 - Cost & Trends

Tax preparation is BIG business – there were 300k people employed at 109k firms in 2012 - generating $9 billion in revenue in 2012. The industry grew over 2% from 2010-2015, and is expected to speed up the pace of growth. Revenues of $11 billion are forecast for 2018. Tax preparation is unusual in that it provides a service to assist with a process that legally every American is required to do: submit an income tax return. Because it is required, tax preparation tends to be recession resistant.

Cleaning Industry Analysis 2017 - Cost & Trends

From where I’m sitting I can see at least a dozen things that need a regular cleaning – windows, desks, carpets, trash bins; a kitchenette with a tile floor, appliances, and dishes; a lounge with upholstered furniture, lamps, hardwood floors, etc. And if I was home I can assure you the whole place could use a once over.

Fitness Industry Analysis 2017 - 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.

Green Industry Analysis 2017 - Cost & Trends

Going green is becoming increasingly attractive as a business strategy. As scientists and politicians debate the truth of global warming and dwindling natural resources, green industry practices not only enjoy favorable public sentiment and the psychic income of a lower carbon footprint, but increased cost savings, supportive government policies, and ever-increasing profitability as well. Trends in consumption, government policy, and costs all point towards even more green industry business opportunities in the years ahead.

Fast Casual Industry Analysis 2017 - Cost & Trends

When it comes to restaurants, fast casual has been the growth darling of the industry for almost 20 years. While it still accounts for less than 10% of the total market, the number and diversity of fast casual restaurants has been exploding across the country, with an astounding growth of over 500% since 1999!

Franchising for Veterans Industry Analysis 2017 - Cost & Trends

As of the 2012 US Census, 2.5 million businesses were veteran-owned, out of 27.6 million US businesses in total. The 21.8 million veterans in the United States make up approximately 9% of all business owners!