Say what you want about the economy and going into business for yourself, but know this, when it comes to franchising, now is a great time to start looking and realizing that you will not be alone but that you will have a solid system to grow with. Although there are a plethora of reasons why you should buy a franchise now, here just a few of them: Since we started this conversation with a general economic outlook, the first positive aspect of the franchise world is that many banks look at the franchisor, their franchise system and their franchises history to see that whether there is a strong foundation. This strong foundation can help make you look more favorable to the bank when applying for a loan. A second aspect is that many of us have realized the hardships involved in selling our homes, let alone selling or renting or leasing office space. Many shopping centers and office buildings are struggling to find people to fill the empty spaces. In many instances their loss can be your gain because they are willing to work with you, the franchisee, in regards to monthly payments. One great aspect of buying franchise now is that there are thousands of people looking for jobs. This large hiring pool gives many franchisees access to individuals that are highly qualified in a particular field and who may be willing to work with the franchisee and grow with the system, thereby leading to another potential franchisor which will continue to help the system. These are just a few of the many good reasons to look into buying a franchise now. With the massive layoffs and downsizing of highly qualified people, and in many, their desire to be in business for themselves, now is a great time to look to the franchising world.