No matter when your fiscal year starts anew, the start of a new calendar year is a great time to consider and implement new business ideas. Whether you~re looking to expand your investment portfolio, are ready for your first franchise, or are simply curious about that the market has to offer, 2020 is trending with some great new franchise categories. Take a gander at these growing trends and their feasibility for your market. If nothing else, it~s good to remain informed about investment options in your area so you have solid ideas about any future franchising options. The Fastest Growing Franchises The numbers don~t lie. And the numbers are telling us that small, saleable brands are seeing the highest numbers of location increases. (Umm duh, right?!) This means small shopping locations – think Dollar General-type stops – gas stations and smoothie shops, and fitness centers are hitting the markets hard.