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  • July 2, 2007
  • BizBuySell

BizBuySell Launches New, Improved Franchise Directory

Internet’s largest business-for-sale marketplace offers users more interactive, searchable franchise listings

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – July 2, 2007 – BizBuySell - the Internet’s largest marketplace for buying or selling a business – has launched an improved franchise directory that allows users looking to buy a franchise a more effective, interactive way to search through the site’s extensive database.

In addition, franchise results will now be included in search results for business buyers who are searching established businesses for sale, significantly increasing exposure for franchise opportunities to aspiring business owners.

The new franchise directory will allow the world’s largest community of business buyers – 277,000 unique visitors a month – to actively search for a franchise opportunity to match their specific needs and interests. The directory is free, and users can search hundreds of franchise opportunities by state, investment capital required, and industry to find the right franchise for their unique situation.

The new directory allows users to view an overall snapshot of all the information surrounding franchises of interest, including business category, subcategory, state and amount of capital to invest.

For example, if a user wanted to easily find a listing of automotive franchises available in California, he or she could now narrow results even more by specifying only auto repair shops requiring investment of $100,000 or below. The franchise directory then takes the user to a page that clearly lists the franchises available, including a basic description and how much capital is required for each.

“For over 10 years, BizBuySell has been committed to making the process of buying or selling a business as simple and effective as possible for our users, and now our improved franchise directory will continue the trend specifically for franchises,” said Mike Handelsman, General Manager of BizBuySell. “We understand that the factors our users take into account when searching for a franchise can vary, so making it easier for them to search based on their specific needs was the next logical step. The increased exposure for franchise opportunities within established business searches will give our franchisor partners significantly more exposure to our industry-leading audience of business buyers.”

In addition to having one of the most extensive franchise directories on the Internet, BizBuySell has the world’s largest marketplace of existing businesses for sale, consisting of over 46,000 operating businesses.

BizBuySell also offers a number of other franchise-related services, including a free franchise consultation with FranNet, standard and premier franchise sponsorship for sellers and a franchise newsletter that details the latest opportunities and trends.

About BizBuySell

BizBuySell is the Internet's largest business for sale marketplace. Since 1996, BizBuySell has offered tools that make it easy for business owners and brokers to sell a business, and potential buyers to find the business of their dreams. BizBuySell currently has an inventory of approximately businesses - spanning 80 countries - for sale at any one time and receives more than monthly visits. The site also features an extensive franchise directory as well as an easy-to-use business valuation tool. Please visit for more information.

BizBuySell was founded in 1996 and in 2012 became a division of CoStar Group, Inc. (NASDAQ - CSGP) - commercial real estate's leading provider of information and analytic services. CoStar conducts expansive, ongoing research to produce and maintain the largest and most comprehensive database of commercial real estate information and offers a suite of online services enabling clients to analyze, interpret and gain unmatched insight on commercial property values, market conditions and current availabilities. For more information, visit

Media Contact:

Bobby Chilver
Walker Sands Communications
office: (312) 546-4712

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