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The BizBen Index - October Statistics For California Small Business Sales

Below are the October 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

1,448

1,366

1,591

1,143

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

N/A

: 11

Alameda: 51

Amador: 1

Butte: 7

Calaveras: 1

Contra Costa: 14

El Dorado: 5

Fresno: 42

Imperial: 6

Kern: 31

Lassen: 2

Los Angeles: 380

Madera: 3

Marin: 15

Merced: 2

Monterey: 9

Napa: 5

Nevada: 6

Orange: 152

Placer: 6

Riverside: 83

Sacramento: 51

San Bernardino: 83

San Diego: 110

San Francisco: 57

San Joaquin: 36

San Luis Obispo: 16

San Mateo: 43

Santa Barbara: 27

Santa Clara: 79

Santa Cruz: 10

Shasta: 5

Solano: 17

Sonoma: 29

Stanislaus: 14

Sutter: 4

Tehama: 1

Tulare: 6

Tuolumne: 1

Ventura: 20

Yolo: 7


: 5

Alameda: 51

Butte: 17

Calaveras: 4

Contra Costa: 37

El Dorado: 16

Fresno: 35

Humboldt: 1

Imperial: 3

Kern: 16

Lassen: 3

Los Angeles: 370

Madera: 1

Marin: 7

Mendocino: 5

Merced: 6

Monterey: 5

Napa: 13

Nevada: 1

Orange: 147

Placer: 13

Riverside: 71

Sacramento: 49

San Bernardino: 54

San Diego: 124

San Francisco: 67

San Joaquin: 9

San Luis Obispo: 18

San Mateo: 18

Santa Barbara: 12

Santa Clara: 63

Santa Cruz: 8

Shasta: 13

Siskiyou: 1

Solano: 13

Sonoma: 25

Stanislaus: 18

Tehama: 6

Tulare: 17

Tuolumne: 1

Ventura: 13

Washoe: 6

Yolo: 4


: 8

Alameda: 70

Amador: 5

Butte: 5

Contra Costa: 55

El Dorado: 7

Fresno: 34

Imperial: 8

Kern: 33

Los Angeles: 395

Madera: 2

Maricopa: 1

Marin: 1

Mendocino: 3

Merced: 5

Mono: 1

Monterey: 22

Napa: 2

Nevada: 13

Orange: 152

Placer: 25

Riverside: 76

Sacramento: 80

San Bernardino: 60

San Diego: 119

San Francisco: 39

San Joaquin: 25

San Luis Obispo: 10

San Mateo: 50

Santa Barbara: 21

Santa Clara: 64

Santa Cruz: 17

Shasta: 24

Solano: 20

Sonoma: 43

Stanislaus: 28

Sutter: 7

Tehama: 1

Tulare: 17

Tuolumne: 1

Ventura: 32

Yolo: 10


: 6

Alameda: 35

Butte: 4

Contra Costa: 17

El Dorado: 4

Fresno: 26

Humboldt: 1

Imperial: 5

Inyo: 3

Kern: 31

Los Angeles: 318

Marin: 1

Mariposa: 1

Mendocino: 1

Merced: 3

Monterey: 11

Napa: 3

Orange: 120

Placer: 9

Plumas: 1

Riverside: 52

Sacramento: 37

San Bernardino: 48

San Diego: 109

San Francisco: 43

San Joaquin: 27

San Luis Obispo: 3

San Mateo: 21

Santa Barbara: 16

Santa Clara: 61

Santa Cruz: 12

Shasta: 2

Solano: 6

Sonoma: 23

Stanislaus: 20

Sutter: 3

Tehama: 1

Trinity: 1

Tulare: 14

Tuolumne: 5

Ventura: 32

Yolo: 7

2012 2011 2010 2009 2008
Total Businesses Sold: Total Businesses Sold: Total Businesses Sold: Total Businesses Sold: Total Businesses Sold:
1,143

1,143

1,143

1,143

1,143

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

: 1

Alameda: 72

Amador: 7

Baldwin: 4

Calaveras: 7

Caribou: 1

Contra Costa: 40

El Dorado: 11

Fresno: 47

Imperial: 1

Kern: 51

Lake: 1

Los Angeles: 283

Madera: 2

Marin: 1

Mendocino: 1

Merced: 4

Monterey: 9

Nevada: 1

Orange: 168

Placer: 5

Riverside: 59

Sacramento: 34

San Bernardino: 72

San Diego: 129

San Francisco: 49

San Joaquin: 38

San Luis Obispo: 14

San Mateo: 18

Santa Barbara: 11

Santa Clara: 75

Santa Cruz: 22

Shasta: 7

Solano: 12

Sonoma: 18

Stanislaus: 27

Tehama: 3

Tulare: 28

Tuolumne: 3

Ventura: 34

Yolo: 10


Alameda: 51

Amador: 1

Butte: 6

Contra Costa: 28

El Dorado: 11

Fresno: 48

Humboldt: 1

Imperial: 4

Kern: 27

Lassen: 1

Los Angeles: 368

Madera: 3

Marin: 8

Merced: 11

Monterey: 13

Napa: 5

Nevada: 5

Orange: 132

Placer: 11

Riverside: 55

Sacramento: 40

San Bernardino: 50

San Diego: 102

San Francisco: 49

San Joaquin: 32

San Luis Obispo: 22

San Mateo: 26

Santa Barbara: 4

Santa Clara: 80

Santa Cruz: 14

Shasta: 6

Solano: 9

Sonoma: 20

Stanislaus: 12

Sutter: 4

Trinity: 1

Tulare: 19

Tuolumne: 1

Ventura: 15

Yolo: 12


Alameda: 53

Amador: 1

Butte: 5

Contra Costa: 31

El Dorado: 8

Fresno: 41

Imperial: 4

Kern: 24

Los Angeles: 385

Marin: 4

Merced: 9

Monterey: 21

Napa: 8

Nevada: 3

Orange: 128

Placer: 16

Riverside: 62

Sacramento: 26

San Bernardino: 62

San Diego: 129

San Francisco: 84

San Joaquin: 18

San Luis Obispo: 12

San Mateo: 41

Santa Barbara: 23

Santa Clara: 51

Santa Cruz: 13

Shasta: 8

Solano: 7

Sonoma: 28

Stanislaus: 13

Sutter: 10

Tehama: 4

Tulare: 21

Tuolumne: 1

Ventura: 21

Yolo: 9


Alameda: 62

Amador: 1

Butte: 5

Calaveras: 1

Contra Costa: 42

El Dorado: 8

Fresno: 37

Imperial: 1

Kern: 18

Kings: 1

Lake: 1

Lassen: 1

Los Angeles: 379

Madera: 1

Marin: 5

Mendocino: 1

Merced: 7

Mono: 3

Monterey: 13

Napa: 3

Nevada: 6

Orange: 99

Placer: 11

Riverside: 23

Sacramento: 64

San Bernardino: 58

San Diego: 129

San Francisco: 61

San Joaquin: 10

San Luis Obispo: 14

San Mateo: 32

Santa Barbara: 25

Santa Clara: 59

Santa Cruz: 7

Shasta: 11

Solano: 14

Sonoma: 26

Stanislaus: 16

Sutter: 7

Tehama: 1

Trinity: 1

Tulare: 9

Tuolumne: 3

Ventura: 30

Yolo: 7

Yuba: 1


Alameda: 73

Amador: 2

Butte: 9

Calaveras: 5

Contra Costa: 51

El Dorado: 13

Fresno: 34

Glenn: 1

Humboldt: 6

Imperial: 2

Inyo: 2

Kern: 29

Kings: 1

Lassen: 3

Los Angeles: 671

Madera: 1

Marin: 16

Mendocino: 4

Merced: 10

Modoc: 1

Monterey: 26

Napa: 11

Nevada: 5

Orange: 216

Placer: 33

Riverside: 62

Sacramento: 78

San Bernardino: 125

San Diego: 293

San Francisco: 75

San Joaquin: 33

San Luis Obispo: 12

San Mateo: 35

Santa Barbara: 25

Santa Clara: 151

Santa Cruz: 9

Solano: 26

Sonoma: 32

Stanislaus: 25

Sutter: 13

Tehama: 1

Tulare: 46

Tuolumne: 7

Ventura: 36

Yolo: 14


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