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The BizBen Index - August Statistics For California Small Business Sales

Below are the August 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

1,615

1,216

1,530

1,137

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

N/A

Alameda: 92

Butte: 17

Calaveras: 1

Contra Costa: 20

El Dorado: 16

Fresno: 54

Humboldt: 3

Imperial: 8

Kern: 40

Los Angeles: 422

Marin: 12

Merced: 25

Monterey: 23

Napa: 7

Nevada: 4

Orange: 125

Placer: 18

Riverside: 112

Sacramento: 38

San Bernardino: 61

San Diego: 134

San Francisco: 61

San Joaquin: 23

San Luis Obispo: 10

San Mateo: 27

Santa Barbara: 17

Santa Clara: 57

Santa Cruz: 35

Shasta: 20

Solano: 29

Sonoma: 23

Stanislaus: 11

Sutter: 1

Tehama: 1

Tulare: 17

Tuolumne: 6

Ventura: 36

Yolo: 7


Alameda: 53

Butte: 7

Calaveras: 1

Contra Costa: 28

El Dorado: 7

Fresno: 33

Imperial: 4

Kern: 20

Lassen: 1

Los Angeles: 337

Madera: 1

Marin: 4

Mendocino: 2

Merced: 4

Monterey: 18

Napa: 2

Nevada: 2

Orange: 114

Placer: 21

Riverside: 71

Sacramento: 45

San Bernardino: 48

San Diego: 84

San Francisco: 43

San Joaquin: 22

San Luis Obispo: 10

San Mateo: 39

Santa Barbara: 16

Santa Clara: 50

Santa Cruz: 10

Shasta: 7

Solano: 9

Sonoma: 25

Stanislaus: 26

Sutter: 4

Tulare: 12

Tuolumne: 1

Ventura: 18

Yolo: 4

Yuba: 3


Alameda: 77

Amador: 6

Butte: 7

Calaveras: 3

Contra Costa: 30

El Dorado: 1

Fresno: 39

Imperial: 3

Kern: 25

Los Angeles: 409

Mendocino: 2

Merced: 9

Monterey: 17

Napa: 6

Nevada: 5

Orange: 155

Placer: 19

Riverside: 73

Sacramento: 47

San Bernardino: 67

San Diego: 117

San Francisco: 58

San Joaquin: 32

San Luis Obispo: 19

San Mateo: 26

Santa Barbara: 12

Santa Clara: 105

Santa Cruz: 15

Shasta: 2

Solano: 15

Sonoma: 19

Stanislaus: 33

Sutter: 7

Tehama: 7

Tulare: 19

Tuolumne: 4

Ventura: 28

Yolo: 9

Yuba: 1


Alameda: 45

Amador: 1

Butte: 4

Calaveras: 3

Contra Costa: 12

El Dorado: 6

Fresno: 27

Imperial: 1

Inyo: 1

Kern: 32

Kings: 1

Lake: 2

Los Angeles: 327

Mendocino: 4

Mono: 1

Monterey: 17

Napa: 10

Nevada: 1

Orange: 119

Philadelphia: 1

Placer: 9

Riverside: 63

Sacramento: 30

San Bernardino: 51

San Diego: 116

San Francisco: 40

San Joaquin: 15

San Luis Obispo: 6

San Mateo: 13

Santa Barbara: 8

Santa Clara: 55

Santa Cruz: 4

Shasta: 4

Solano: 21

Sonoma: 27

Stanislaus: 12

Sutter: 6

Tulare: 8

Tuolumne: 4

Ventura: 17

Yolo: 6

Yuba: 2

2012 2011 2010 2009 2008
Total Businesses Sold: Total Businesses Sold: Total Businesses Sold: Total Businesses Sold: Total Businesses Sold:
1,137

1,137

1,137

1,137

1,137

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

Alameda: 34

Amador: 2

Butte: 7

Calaveras: 1

Contra Costa: 18

El Dorado: 5

Fresno: 18

Imperial: 6

Kern: 24

Los Angeles: 274

Mendocino: 1

Merced: 6

Monterey: 14

Nevada: 1

Orange: 90

Placer: 8

Plumas: 1

Riverside: 37

Sacramento: 44

San Bernardino: 46

San Diego: 79

San Francisco: 24

San Joaquin: 12

San Luis Obispo: 11

San Mateo: 22

Santa Barbara: 13

Santa Clara: 58

Santa Cruz: 15

Shasta: 2

Solano: 2

Sonoma: 14

Stanislaus: 10

Sutter: 3

Tehama: 1

Tulare: 8

Tuolumne: 2

Ventura: 16

Yolo: 3


Alameda: 33

Amador: 2

Butte: 9

Contra Costa: 18

El Dorado: 1

Fresno: 35

Humboldt: 1

Imperial: 6

Kern: 27

Kings: 5

Lassen: 1

Los Angeles: 293

Madera: 7

Marin: 10

Mendocino: 3

Merced: 8

Monterey: 12

Napa: 3

Nevada: 2

Orange: 107

Placer: 7

Plumas: 1

Riverside: 63

Sacramento: 45

San Bernardino: 33

San Diego: 71

San Francisco: 60

San Joaquin: 27

San Luis Obispo: 13

San Mateo: 15

Santa Barbara: 18

Santa Clara: 81

Santa Cruz: 13

Shasta: 6

Solano: 15

Sonoma: 23

Stanislaus: 19

Sutter: 7

Tulare: 31

Ventura: 18

Yolo: 2


Alameda: 61

Amador: 2

Butte: 5

Calaveras: 3

Contra Costa: 37

El Dorado: 3

Fresno: 27

Glenn: 1

Humboldt: 1

Imperial: 1

Kern: 18

Kings: 1

Lake: 1

Los Angeles: 253

Madera: 1

Marin: 5

Mendocino: 1

Merced: 8

Monterey: 15

Napa: 1

Orange: 106

Placer: 9

Riverside: 36

Sacramento: 26

San Bernardino: 52

San Diego: 84

San Francisco: 21

San Joaquin: 20

San Luis Obispo: 16

San Mateo: 24

Santa Barbara: 13

Santa Clara: 73

Santa Cruz: 8

Shasta: 6

Solano: 4

Sonoma: 24

Stanislaus: 20

Sutter: 4

Tehama: 4

Tulare: 20

Tuolumne: 4

Ventura: 20

Yolo: 8


Alameda: 55

Amador: 1

Butte: 8

Contra Costa: 22

El Dorado: 4

Fresno: 26

Imperial: 2

Kern: 22

Lassen: 2

Los Angeles: 223

Madera: 3

Marin: 10

Merced: 1

Monterey: 10

Napa: 4

Nevada: 4

Orange: 122

Placer: 9

Plumas: 1

Riverside: 18

Sacramento: 26

San Bernardino: 52

San Diego: 102

San Francisco: 46

San Joaquin: 18

San Luis Obispo: 11

San Mateo: 23

Santa Barbara: 17

Santa Clara: 61

Santa Cruz: 7

Shasta: 10

Solano: 9

Sonoma: 16

Stanislaus: 9

Tehama: 2

Tulare: 10

Tuolumne: 1

Ventura: 24

Yolo: 6


Alameda: 93

Amador: 1

Calaveras: 3

Contra Costa: 35

El Dorado: 14

Fresno: 30

Imperial: 12

Kern: 45

Kings: 5

Los Angeles: 433

Madera: 2

Marin: 13

Mendocino: 1

Merced: 12

Modoc: 1

Mono: 1

Monterey: 31

Napa: 3

Nevada: 2

Orange: 189

Placer: 7

Riverside: 56

Sacramento: 66

San Bernardino: 84

San Diego: 185

San Francisco: 100

San Joaquin: 36

San Luis Obispo: 15

San Mateo: 19

Santa Barbara: 23

Santa Clara: 86

Santa Cruz: 10

Solano: 5

Sonoma: 3

Stanislaus: 31

Sutter: 3

Tulare: 10

Tuolumne: 1

Ventura: 52

Yolo: 3

Yuba: 1


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