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The BizBen Index - April Statistics For California Small Business Sales

Below are the April five year statistics for California small and mid-sized business sales.

Annual County Stats. Annual City Stats. Total Yearly Stats.

See other months: January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December.

2017 2016 2015 2014 2013
Total Businesses Sold: Total Businesses Sold: Total Businesses Sold: Total Businesses Sold: Total Businesses Sold:
N/A

1,363

1,193

1,014

905

Sales By County: Sales By County: Sales By County: Sales By County: Sales By County:

N/A

: 7

Alameda: 75

Amador: 3

Butte: 16

Contra Costa: 17

El Dorado: 10

Fresno: 34

Imperial: 12

Kern: 29

Los Angeles: 318

Madera: 1

Marin: 9

Merced: 7

Monterey: 18

Napa: 8

Nevada: 9

Orange: 163

Placer: 4

Riverside: 80

Sacramento: 58

San Bernardino: 49

San Diego: 141

San Francisco: 54

San Joaquin: 18

San Mateo: 18

Santa Barbara: 14

Santa Clara: 71

Santa Cruz: 10

Shasta: 8

Solano: 11

Sonoma: 22

Stanislaus: 11

Tehama: 1

Tulare: 10

Tuolumne: 3

Ventura: 39

Yolo: 5


Alameda: 44

Butte: 12

Contra Costa: 29

El Dorado: 4

Fresno: 31

Imperial: 13

Kern: 13

Lassen: 1

Los Angeles: 300

Marin: 9

Merced: 3

Monterey: 15

Napa: 4

Nevada: 1

Orange: 132

Placer: 16

Plumas: 1

Riverside: 48

Sacramento: 26

San Bernardino: 59

San Diego: 103

San Francisco: 52

San Joaquin: 22

San Luis Obispo: 21

San Mateo: 21

Santa Barbara: 19

Santa Clara: 66

Santa Cruz: 10

Shasta: 10

Solano: 3

Sonoma: 34

Stanislaus: 12

Sutter: 7

Tehama: 1

Tulare: 22

Tuolumne: 1

Ventura: 20

Yolo: 8


: 2

Alameda: 45

Amador: 3

Butte: 1

Contra Costa: 29

El Dorado: 4

Fresno: 40

Imperial: 1

Kern: 17

Lassen: 1

Los Angeles: 267

Marin: 2

Merced: 2

Monterey: 7

Napa: 4

Nevada: 3

Orange: 124

Placer: 6

Riverside: 44

Sacramento: 36

San Bernardino: 29

San Diego: 78

San Francisco: 36

San Joaquin: 25

San Luis Obispo: 16

San Mateo: 18

Santa Barbara: 12

Santa Clara: 56

Santa Cruz: 7

Shasta: 5

Solano: 11

Sonoma: 16

Stanislaus: 11

Sutter: 4

Tehama: 4

Tulare: 8

Tuolumne: 1

Ventura: 35

Yolo: 4


: 3

Alameda: 22

Amador: 1

Butte: 8

Calaveras: 1

Contra Costa: 23

El Dorado: 2

Fresno: 26

Imperial: 1

Kern: 18

Los Angeles: 279

Marin: 1

Mendocino: 1

Merced: 3

Monterey: 21

Orange: 118

Placer: 5

Riverside: 56

Sacramento: 16

San Bernardino: 20

San Diego: 93

San Francisco: 22

San Joaquin: 11

San Luis Obispo: 7

San Mateo: 13

Santa Barbara: 14

Santa Clara: 39

Shasta: 4

Solano: 8

Sonoma: 14

Stanislaus: 8

Sutter: 1

Tehama: 1

Tulare: 9

Tuolumne: 2

Ventura: 28

Yolo: 6

2012 2011 2010 2009 2008
Total Businesses Sold: Total Businesses Sold: Total Businesses Sold: Total Businesses Sold: Total Businesses Sold:
905

905

905

905

905

Sales By County: Sales By County: Sales By County: Sales By County: Sales By County:

Alameda: 36

Alpine: 1

Amador: 3

Butte: 5

Contra Costa: 29

El Dorado: 2

Fresno: 21

Imperial: 6

Inyo: 1

Kern: 25

Lassen: 2

Los Angeles: 274

Marin: 4

Mendocino: 2

Merced: 5

Monterey: 10

Napa: 2

Nevada: 6

Orange: 130

Placer: 10

Riverside: 64

Sacramento: 38

San Bernardino: 36

San Diego: 99

San Francisco: 33

San Joaquin: 12

San Luis Obispo: 9

San Mateo: 25

Santa Barbara: 13

Santa Clara: 84

Santa Cruz: 18

Shasta: 5

Solano: 7

Sonoma: 23

Stanislaus: 15

Sutter: 1

Tulare: 7

Tuolumne: 1

Ventura: 20

Yolo: 5

Yuba: 2


Alameda: 58

Amador: 5

Butte: 5

Contra Costa: 24

El Dorado: 3

Fresno: 23

Imperial: 3

Kern: 18

Kings: 1

Lassen: 1

Los Angeles: 267

Marin: 13

Merced: 3

Mono: 1

Monterey: 13

Napa: 5

Nevada: 1

Orange: 103

Placer: 7

Riverside: 43

Sacramento: 22

San Bernardino: 24

San Diego: 62

San Francisco: 52

San Joaquin: 23

San Luis Obispo: 6

San Mateo: 7

Santa Barbara: 11

Santa Clara: 60

Santa Cruz: 6

Shasta: 7

Solano: 19

Sonoma: 24

Stanislaus: 14

Sutter: 4

Tehama: 1

Tulare: 12

Ventura: 23

Yolo: 11

Yuba: 1


Alameda: 30

Butte: 10

Calaveras: 1

Contra Costa: 24

El Dorado: 4

Fresno: 32

Humboldt: 2

Kern: 22

Los Angeles: 341

Marin: 3

Mendocino: 3

Merced: 4

Monterey: 18

Napa: 8

Orange: 114

Placer: 7

Riverside: 13

Sacramento: 40

San Bernardino: 35

San Diego: 116

San Francisco: 30

San Joaquin: 27

San Luis Obispo: 9

San Mateo: 19

Santa Barbara: 11

Santa Clara: 65

Santa Cruz: 3

Shasta: 6

Solano: 7

Sonoma: 33

Stanislaus: 16

Tehama: 2

Tulare: 11

Tuolumne: 1

Ventura: 25

Yolo: 2

Yuba: 1


Alameda: 87

Amador: 1

Butte: 18

Calaveras: 3

Contra Costa: 75

El Dorado: 13

Fresno: 42

Glenn: 3

Humboldt: 1

Imperial: 6

Kern: 43

Kings: 1

Los Angeles: 344

Madera: 1

Marin: 17

Mendocino: 2

Merced: 7

Mono: 1

Monterey: 45

Napa: 8

Nevada: 1

Orange: 87

Placer: 32

Riverside: 27

Sacramento: 63

San Bernardino: 108

San Diego: 161

San Francisco: 51

San Joaquin: 29

San Luis Obispo: 23

San Mateo: 56

Santa Barbara: 41

Santa Clara: 125

Santa Cruz: 28

Solano: 21

Sonoma: 39

Stanislaus: 39

Sutter: 3

Tehama: 1

Tulare: 41

Tuolumne: 5

Ventura: 60

Yolo: 7

Yuba: 2


Alameda: 118

Amador: 1

Butte: 4

Contra Costa: 43

El Dorado: 14

Fresno: 50

Humboldt: 3

Imperial: 8

Inyo: 1

Kern: 41

Kings: 1

Los Angeles: 541

Marin: 21

Mariposa: 1

Mendocino: 2

Merced: 7

Monterey: 25

Napa: 8

Nevada: 6

Orange: 176

Placer: 24

Riverside: 66

Sacramento: 106

San Bernardino: 83

San Diego: 144

San Francisco: 79

San Joaquin: 18

San Luis Obispo: 23

San Mateo: 22

Santa Barbara: 17

Santa Clara: 99

Santa Cruz: 22

Solano: 7

Sonoma: 9

Stanislaus: 21

Sutter: 6

Tulare: 20

Tuolumne: 4

Ventura: 46

Yolo: 22


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Deli Restaurants
Discount, Dollar Stores
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eCommerce Websites
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Florists, Flower Shops
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Gas Stations
Gift Shops
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Home Health Agencies
Hotels/Motels
Ice Cream Shops
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Laundromats
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Markets, Marts
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Tire Shops
Towing Services
Vending Routes
Wireless, Cellular Shops
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Amador
Butte
Calaveras
Colusa
Contra Costa
Del Norte
El Dorado
Fresno
Glenn
Humboldt
Imperial
Inyo
Kern
Kings
Lake
Lassen
Los Angeles
Madera
Marin
Mariposa
Mendocino
Merced
Modoc
Mono
Monterey
Napa
Nevada
Orange
Placer
Plumas
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Sacramento
San Benito
San Bernardino
San Diego
San Francisco
San Joaquin
San Luis Obis
San Mateo
Santa Barbara
Santa Clara
Santa Cruz
Shasta
Sierra
Siskiyou
Solano
Sonoma
Stanislaus
Sutter
Tehama
Trinity
Tulare
Tuolumne
Ventura
Yolo
Yuba

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