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The BizBen Index - September Statistics For California Small Business Sales

Below are the September 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

1,308

1,149

1,297

1,336

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

N/A

: 9

Alameda: 69

Amador: 3

Butte: 1

Calaveras: 2

Contra Costa: 25

El Dorado: 11

Fresno: 26

Glenn: 1

Humboldt: 1

Imperial: 6

Kern: 38

Lassen: 1

Los Angeles: 355

Madera: 1

Marin: 7

Merced: 2

Monterey: 18

Napa: 6

Nevada: 6

Orange: 138

Placer: 16

Plumas: 2

Riverside: 58

Sacramento: 55

San Bernardino: 56

San Diego: 104

San Francisco: 58

San Joaquin: 23

San Luis Obispo: 23

San Mateo: 19

Santa Barbara: 16

Santa Clara: 58

Santa Cruz: 9

Shasta: 16

Solano: 8

Sonoma: 15

Stanislaus: 9

Sutter: 1

Tulare: 7

Ventura: 20

Yolo: 9


: 1

Alameda: 52

Butte: 12

Contra Costa: 35

El Dorado: 14

Fresno: 18

Humboldt: 2

Imperial: 1

Kern: 44

Los Angeles: 316

Marin: 8

Mariposa: 1

Merced: 4

Monterey: 20

Napa: 3

Nevada: 2

Orange: 99

Placer: 7

Plumas: 1

Riverside: 30

Sacramento: 46

San Bernardino: 58

San Diego: 94

San Francisco: 61

San Joaquin: 18

San Luis Obispo: 6

San Mateo: 16

Santa Barbara: 13

Santa Clara: 66

Santa Cruz: 3

Shasta: 9

Solano: 12

Sonoma: 18

Stanislaus: 14

Tehama: 1

Trinity: 1

Tulare: 14

Tuolumne: 3

Ventura: 18

Yolo: 8


: 4

Alameda: 48

Amador: 4

Benton: 2

Butte: 14

Clark: 1

Contra Costa: 32

Deschutes: 4

El Dorado: 5

Fresno: 37

Glenn: 1

Imperial: 2

Jefferson: 1

Kern: 21

Lassen: 1

Los Angeles: 381

Marin: 1

Merced: 6

Mono: 1

Monterey: 12

Multnomah: 1

Napa: 7

Nevada: 4

Orange: 131

Placer: 10

Riverside: 55

Sacramento: 44

San Bernardino: 67

San Diego: 107

San Francisco: 31

San Joaquin: 14

San Luis Obispo: 18

San Mateo: 31

Santa Barbara: 12

Santa Clara: 60

Santa Cruz: 5

Shasta: 5

Solano: 16

Sonoma: 13

Stanislaus: 17

Sutter: 3

Tehama: 1

Tulare: 16

Tuolumne: 1

Ventura: 38

Yolo: 12


: 3

Alameda: 60

Amador: 1

Butte: 6

Calaveras: 4

Contra Costa: 31

El Dorado: 2

Fresno: 32

Humboldt: 1

Kern: 36

Lake: 1

Los Angeles: 339

Marin: 3

Merced: 6

Monterey: 15

Napa: 8

Nevada: 1

Orange: 142

Placer: 6

Riverside: 84

Sacramento: 31

San Bernardino: 71

San Diego: 125

San Francisco: 48

San Joaquin: 22

San Luis Obispo: 18

San Mateo: 32

Santa Barbara: 23

Santa Clara: 49

Santa Cruz: 8

Shasta: 4

Solano: 15

Sonoma: 27

Stanislaus: 19

Sutter: 8

Tulare: 8

Ventura: 35

Yolo: 10

Yuba: 2

2012 2011 2010 2009 2008
Total Businesses Sold: Total Businesses Sold: Total Businesses Sold: Total Businesses Sold: Total Businesses Sold:
1,336

1,336

1,336

1,336

1,336

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

Alameda: 51

Amador: 6

Contra Costa: 29

El Dorado: 7

Fresno: 29

Imperial: 13

Kern: 32

Los Angeles: 366

Merced: 8

Monterey: 8

Nevada: 1

Orange: 132

Placer: 18

Riverside: 44

Sacramento: 33

San Bernardino: 57

San Diego: 104

San Francisco: 52

San Joaquin: 14

San Luis Obispo: 5

San Mateo: 38

Santa Barbara: 25

Santa Clara: 49

Santa Cruz: 6

Shasta: 3

Solano: 1

Sonoma: 14

Stanislaus: 30

Sutter: 3

Tulare: 21

Tuolumne: 1

Ventura: 18

Yolo: 14


Alameda: 38

Amador: 1

Butte: 4

Contra Costa: 22

El Dorado: 3

Fresno: 28

Imperial: 1

Kern: 24

Los Angeles: 269

Marin: 3

Mariposa: 1

Merced: 2

Monterey: 11

Napa: 4

Nevada: 3

Orange: 116

Placer: 8

Riverside: 51

Sacramento: 38

San Bernardino: 44

San Diego: 83

San Francisco: 39

San Joaquin: 12

San Luis Obispo: 17

San Mateo: 24

Santa Barbara: 12

Santa Clara: 55

Santa Cruz: 5

Shasta: 8

Solano: 17

Sonoma: 20

Stanislaus: 9

Sutter: 3

Tulare: 9

Tuolumne: 3

Ventura: 14

Yolo: 3


Alameda: 23

Amador: 3

Butte: 12

Contra Costa: 18

El Dorado: 5

Fresno: 14

Imperial: 5

Kern: 40

Lake: 1

Lassen: 1

Los Angeles: 233

Marin: 4

Mendocino: 1

Merced: 3

Mono: 1

Monterey: 7

Napa: 12

Nevada: 4

Orange: 66

Placer: 16

Riverside: 35

Sacramento: 37

San Bernardino: 43

San Diego: 89

San Francisco: 34

San Joaquin: 8

San Luis Obispo: 1

San Mateo: 15

Santa Barbara: 14

Santa Clara: 53

Santa Cruz: 5

Shasta: 5

Solano: 3

Sonoma: 17

Stanislaus: 16

Sutter: 3

Tehama: 1

Trinity: 1

Tulare: 17

Ventura: 19

Yolo: 1

Yuba: 2


Alameda: 36

Butte: 5

Calaveras: 1

Contra Costa: 24

El Dorado: 12

Fresno: 24

Humboldt: 1

Inyo: 1

Kern: 23

Kings: 1

Lassen: 2

Los Angeles: 248

Madera: 4

Marin: 6

Mendocino: 1

Merced: 11

Monterey: 11

Napa: 2

Nevada: 1

Orange: 108

Placer: 4

Riverside: 23

Sacramento: 32

San Bernardino: 40

San Diego: 77

San Francisco: 43

San Joaquin: 17

San Luis Obispo: 15

San Mateo: 23

Santa Barbara: 14

Santa Clara: 58

Santa Cruz: 2

Shasta: 4

Solano: 10

Sonoma: 13

Stanislaus: 4

Sutter: 4

Tehama: 5

Trinity: 1

Tulare: 6

Tuolumne: 1

Ventura: 24

Yolo: 8

Yuba: 1


Alameda: 66

Amador: 1

Butte: 1

Contra Costa: 11

El Dorado: 6

Fresno: 28

Humboldt: 1

Imperial: 7

Kern: 26

Kings: 3

Los Angeles: 278

Madera: 1

Marin: 9

Mendocino: 1

Merced: 1

Monterey: 14

Napa: 6

Nevada: 4

Orange: 152

Placer: 11

Riverside: 22

Sacramento: 45

San Bernardino: 58

San Diego: 186

San Francisco: 58

San Joaquin: 23

San Luis Obispo: 15

San Mateo: 9

Santa Barbara: 12

Santa Clara: 39

Santa Cruz: 5

Solano: 14

Sonoma: 14

Stanislaus: 18

Sutter: 3

Tulare: 18

Ventura: 14

Yolo: 7


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  Helpful Resources To Assist In Selling And Buying California Businesses

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

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


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