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The BizBen Index - March Statistics For California Small Business Sales

Below are the March 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:
0

1,537

1,328

1,480

1,586

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


: 4

Alameda: 64

Amador: 1

Butte: 12

Contra Costa: 28

El Dorado: 15

Fresno: 32

Humboldt: 2

Imperial: 5

Kern: 55

Kings: 1

Lamar: 1

Los Angeles: 386

Marin: 12

Merced: 1

Monterey: 27

Napa: 8

Nevada: 11

Orange: 150

Placer: 13

Riverside: 61

Sacramento: 62

San Bernardino: 63

San Diego: 151

San Francisco: 63

San Joaquin: 17

San Luis Obispo: 1

San Mateo: 30

Santa Barbara: 24

Santa Clara: 73

Santa Cruz: 16

Shasta: 15

Solano: 17

Sonoma: 34

Stanislaus: 11

Sutter: 7

Tehama: 2

Tulare: 27

Tuolumne: 5

Ventura: 23

Yolo: 4

Yuba: 3


: 8

Alameda: 56

Amador: 2

Butte: 8

Calaveras: 1

Contra Costa: 41

El Dorado: 5

Fresno: 23

Imperial: 6

Kern: 23

Lassen: 1

Los Angeles: 320

Marin: 8

Mendocino: 3

Merced: 12

Monterey: 21

Napa: 4

Nevada: 1

Orange: 129

Placer: 16

Riverside: 75

Sacramento: 41

San Bernardino: 83

San Diego: 95

San Francisco: 52

San Joaquin: 36

San Luis Obispo: 20

San Mateo: 28

Santa Barbara: 24

Santa Clara: 52

Santa Cruz: 6

Shasta: 9

Solano: 12

Sonoma: 26

Stanislaus: 11

Sutter: 7

Tehama: 4

Trinity: 2

Tulare: 12

Tuolumne: 1

Ventura: 34

Yolo: 10


: 13

Alameda: 69

Butte: 19

Contra Costa: 51

El Dorado: 6

Fresno: 13

Glenn: 6

Imperial: 7

Kern: 31

Lassen: 2

Los Angeles: 376

Merced: 21

Monterey: 15

Napa: 7

Nevada: 9

Orange: 106

Placer: 18

Riverside: 59

Sacramento: 51

San Bernardino: 77

San Diego: 164

San Francisco: 73

San Joaquin: 27

San Luis Obispo: 10

San Mateo: 32

Santa Barbara: 20

Santa Clara: 77

Santa Cruz: 7

Shasta: 2

Solano: 8

Sonoma: 16

Stanislaus: 12

Sutter: 7

Tulare: 18

Ventura: 36

Yolo: 9

Yuba: 6


: 6

Alameda: 101

Amador: 1

Butte: 3

Contra Costa: 26

El Dorado: 18

Fresno: 47

Glenn: 4

Humboldt: 2

Kern: 23

Lake: 3

Los Angeles: 389

Marin: 1

Mendocino: 5

Merced: 12

Monterey: 9

Nevada: 5

Orange: 177

Placer: 12

Riverside: 84

Sacramento: 33

San Benito: 1

San Bernardino: 99

San Diego: 157

San Francisco: 96

San Joaquin: 16

San Luis Obispo: 37

San Mateo: 34

Santa Barbara: 12

Santa Clara: 61

Shasta: 7

Solano: 14

Sonoma: 18

Stanislaus: 28

Sutter: 13

Tulare: 10

Ventura: 18

Yolo: 4

2012 2011 2010 2009 2008
Total Businesses Sold: Total Businesses Sold: Total Businesses Sold: Total Businesses Sold: Total Businesses Sold:
1,586

1,586

1,586

1,586

1,586

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

Alameda: 89

Alpine: 1

Amador: 2

Butte: 6

Contra Costa: 39

El Dorado: 1

Fresno: 34

Humboldt: 3

Imperial: 5

Kern: 24

Los Angeles: 343

Madera: 1

Marin: 13

Mendocino: 1

Merced: 7

Monterey: 18

Napa: 8

Nevada: 2

Orange: 153

Placer: 14

Plumas: 1

Riverside: 65

Sacramento: 36

San Bernardino: 97

San Diego: 124

San Francisco: 45

San Joaquin: 19

San Luis Obispo: 11

San Mateo: 42

Santa Barbara: 12

Santa Clara: 78

Santa Cruz: 15

Shasta: 13

Solano: 8

Sonoma: 22

Stanislaus: 21

Sutter: 1

Tehama: 1

Tulare: 22

Tuolumne: 3

Ventura: 30

Yolo: 7


Alameda: 69

Amador: 1

Butte: 1

Contra Costa: 29

El Dorado: 3

Fresno: 26

Humboldt: 1

Imperial: 1

Kern: 28

Lake: 1

Lassen: 1

Los Angeles: 446

Madera: 4

Marin: 10

Mendocino: 3

Merced: 14

Monterey: 16

Napa: 3

Nevada: 3

Orange: 135

Placer: 11

Riverside: 72

Sacramento: 44

San Benito: 1

San Bernardino: 51

San Diego: 126

San Francisco: 70

San Joaquin: 20

San Luis Obispo: 17

San Mateo: 29

Santa Barbara: 20

Santa Clara: 77

Santa Cruz: 7

Shasta: 5

Solano: 15

Sonoma: 10

Stanislaus: 10

Sutter: 1

Tulare: 15

Tuolumne: 3

Ventura: 41

Yolo: 4


Alameda: 61

Amador: 1

Butte: 8

Calaveras: 3

Contra Costa: 23

El Dorado: 5

Fresno: 36

Humboldt: 2

Imperial: 3

Kern: 29

Kings: 1

Los Angeles: 306

Madera: 1

Marin: 9

Merced: 6

Mono: 1

Monterey: 14

Napa: 4

Orange: 111

Placer: 6

Riverside: 54

Sacramento: 39

San Bernardino: 67

San Diego: 104

San Francisco: 22

San Joaquin: 12

San Luis Obispo: 9

San Mateo: 10

Santa Barbara: 14

Santa Clara: 59

Santa Cruz: 16

Shasta: 11

Solano: 12

Sonoma: 22

Stanislaus: 23

Sutter: 1

Tehama: 5

Tulare: 12

Ventura: 32

Yolo: 9


Alameda: 64

Butte: 4

Contra Costa: 22

El Dorado: 8

Fresno: 28

Humboldt: 4

Imperial: 1

Kern: 33

Los Angeles: 373

Marin: 5

Mendocino: 1

Merced: 20

Monterey: 29

Napa: 10

Orange: 123

Placer: 15

Riverside: 22

Sacramento: 52

San Bernardino: 95

San Diego: 144

San Francisco: 45

San Joaquin: 27

San Luis Obispo: 15

San Mateo: 26

Santa Barbara: 11

Santa Clara: 67

Santa Cruz: 6

Shasta: 1

Solano: 9

Sonoma: 36

Stanislaus: 26

Tulare: 5

Tuolumne: 1

Ventura: 25

Yolo: 3


Alameda: 98

Amador: 1

Butte: 1

Calaveras: 3

Contra Costa: 23

El Dorado: 12

Fresno: 45

Humboldt: 1

Imperial: 2

Inyo: 1

Kern: 47

Kings: 1

Los Angeles: 689

Madera: 7

Marin: 16

Mendocino: 3

Merced: 9

Monterey: 32

Napa: 9

Nevada: 10

Orange: 256

Placer: 28

Riverside: 82

Sacramento: 62

San Bernardino: 114

San Diego: 245

San Francisco: 102

San Joaquin: 59

San Luis Obispo: 26

San Mateo: 42

Santa Barbara: 24

Santa Clara: 71

Santa Cruz: 19

Solano: 15

Sonoma: 44

Stanislaus: 39

Sutter: 4

Trinity: 2

Tulare: 13

Ventura: 63

Yolo: 11

Yuba: 1


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  Helpful Resources To Assist In Selling And Buying California Businesses

Diane Boudreau-Tschetter: Escrow And Bulk Sale Services

California Business Escrow, Inc. is a full service independent escrow company serving all of California and has expertise in a wide range of escrows. Our team prides itself on providing an exceptional escrow experience. For more info phone Diane Boudreau-Tschetter at 888-383-3331 or 209-838-1100.

Mark Chatow, Esq.: Legal Services For Buying, Selling Businesses

Mark has a broad range of small business purchase & sale experience from analyzing potential acquisition targets to successfully guiding buyers and sellers through the purchase & sale of small businesses. Mark can assist with contracts, negotiations, legal matters, etc. Reach Mark at 949-478-8393.

Janet Carrera - Escrow & Bulk Sale Services - SF Bay Area

Redwood Escrow Services, Inc. is a full service, licensed independent escrow company. We are EAFC Fidelity bonded, fully insured & licensed with the Department of Corporations. Committed to offering our clients the most comprehensive variety of escrow services available. Phone Janet at 510-247-0741.

Elizabeth McGovern: Escrow Services - SF Bay Area

McGovern Escrow Services, Inc., is a leading independent escrow company. We are a trusted partner with our clients, assisting them through the tangled bulk sale & liquor license transfer process. We provide attentive, quality & innovative customer service. Phone Elizabeth McGovern at 415-735-3645.

Brad Steinberg, Broker - Laundromat Specialists

Laundry specialists - founded in 1968 by three laundry professionals, PWS is a family-owned corporation. Through the years it has grown to become the largest vended laundry equipment distributor in the United States. Call Brad Steinberg at 323-721-8832 to sell or buy a coin or card laundromat.

Willard Michlin, CPA, Certified Fraud Examiner, Due Diligence Services

Willard Michlin, CPA #106752, offers buyers step by step training & assistance in doing Due Diligence Services when they are thinking of making an offer, or are in process of investigating a business purchase. He helps to determine the actual net profit even when there is cash. Call 800-864-0420.

Helen Yoo: Escrow & Bulk Sale Services - Southern California

New Century Escrow, Inc. is a fully licensed & bonded independent escrow company. Over 20 years combined experience in handling bulk escrow transactions. Multi-lingual staff that speaks your language, including Korean, Chinese, Vietnamese. Call Helen Yoo direct at 626-890-1151.


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