Like any investment, franchising is a gamble for those considering putting their money on the line. To that end, we encourage all players in the industry to disclose as much financial information as possible. A new report by FRANdata suggests franchisors are getting the hint. According to FRANdata’s report, U.S. franchise brands are increasingly providing […]

One of the economic truths for the U.S. economy is that we have recessions, and the next one is coming. Maybe not in the next month or even the next year, but it is coming. We have had 11 recessions since WWII and are currently in the second longest-running recovery of those 11 recessions. Time […]

Anya Nowakowski, Senior Research Analyst with FranData, notes that the real estate industry has added 21 franchise brands since 2013, amounting to 26.6 percent of the real estate industry.

From haircutting to iconic fast food restaurants, New Jersey is home to hundreds of franchise brands, with franchising loans accounting for a major share of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s loan approvals in the state. A list of the top 25, based on the number of outlets, complied by FRANdata, an Arlington, Va.-based data analysis […]

Celtic Bank is integrating FRANdata’s proven franchise scoring system (FUND Score) into their franchise portfolio management system. This integration ensures that both franchisees and franchisors who do business with Celtic Bank will benefit from franchise loans that are administered faster, are more transparent, and most importantly, adapted to the way franchises operate.