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The BizBen Index - Statistics Of California Small Businesses Sold

The BizBen Index has provided a long time California economic indicator of small business statistics of small businesses that have been sold by County and City within California. These business sales were recorded by small business owners, business brokers, and agents throughout the state of California. Annual County Stats. Annual City Stats.

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2017 Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
11,223 1378 1373 1553 1290 1439 1394 1354 1442 0 N/A N/A N/A

Alameda: 572, Amador: 20, Butte: 70, Calaveras: 10, Contra Costa: 144, El Dorado: 100, Fresno: 247, Glenn: 4, Humboldt: 20, Imperial: 43, Inyo: 3, Kern: 273, Lassen: 13, Los Angeles: 3035, Madera: 7, Marin: 100, Mariposa: 1, Mendocino: 9, Merced: 26, Mono: 9, Monterey: 117, Napa: 48, Nevada: 65, Orange: 1093, Placer: 126, Plumas: 7, Riverside: 524, Sacramento: 424, San Bernardino: 501, San Diego: 953, San Francisco: 484, San Joaquin: 220, San Luis Obispo: 140, San Mateo: 171, Santa Barbara: 118, Santa Clara: 422, Santa Cruz: 79, Shasta: 53, Siskiyou: 1, Solano: 133, Sonoma: 206, Stanislaus: 103, Sutter: 20, Tehama: 25, Trinity: 1, Tulare: 97, Tuolumne: 19, Ventura: 244, Yolo: 79

2016 Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
16,858 1460 1406 1537 1363 1458 1360 1381 1615 1308 1448 1125 1397

Alameda: 892, Amador: 22, Butte: 111, Calaveras: 10, Contra Costa: 241, El Dorado: 120, Fresno: 489, Glenn: 9, Humboldt: 10, Imperial: 69, Kern: 438, Kings: 2, Lamar: 1, Lane: 1, Lassen: 5, Los Angeles: 4409, Madera: 9, Marin: 135, Mariposa: 2, Mendocino: 3, Merced: 92, Monterey: 195, Napa: 87, Nevada: 74, Orange: 1620, Placer: 157, Plumas: 3, Riverside: 847, Sacramento: 534, San Bernardino: 769, San Diego: 1440, San Francisco: 627, San Joaquin: 276, San Luis Obispo: 104, San Mateo: 341, Santa Barbara: 229, Santa Clara: 772, Santa Cruz: 181, Shasta: 137, Siskiyou: 2, Solano: 166, Sonoma: 301, Stanislaus: 159, Sutter: 31, Tehama: 26, Trinity: 3, Tulare: 164, Tuolumne: 43, Ventura: 336, Washington: 1, Yolo: 77, Yuba: 3

2015 Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
15,660 1268 1331 1328 1193 1417 1178 1493 1216 1149 1366 1282 1439

Alameda: 693, Amador: 14, Butte: 115, Calaveras: 16, Contra Costa: 405, El Dorado: 106, Fresno: 354, Humboldt: 14, Imperial: 45, Kern: 341, Kings: 2, Lassen: 11, Los Angeles: 4153, Madera: 7, Marin: 88, Mariposa: 3, Mendocino: 17, Merced: 62, Monterey: 167, Napa: 65, Nevada: 34, Orange: 1561, Placer: 207, Plumas: 3, Riverside: 643, Sacramento: 501, San Bernardino: 770, San Diego: 1254, San Francisco: 652, San Joaquin: 277, San Luis Obispo: 167, San Mateo: 287, Santa Barbara: 197, Santa Clara: 814, Santa Cruz: 111, Shasta: 114, Siskiyou: 4, Solano: 147, Sonoma: 320, Spokane: 1, Stanislaus: 196, Sutter: 48, Tehama: 32, Trinity: 7, Tulare: 175, Tuolumne: 13, Ventura: 289, Washoe: 6, Yolo: 87, Yuba: 6

2014 Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
15,513 1301 1156 1480 1014 1221 1274 1306 1530 1297 1591 1017 1326

Alameda: 649, Amador: 36, Benton: 2, Butte: 93, Calaveras: 11, Clark: 2, Contra Costa: 435, Deschutes: 4, El Dorado: 57, Fresno: 391, Glenn: 8, Humboldt: 7, Imperial: 40, Jefferson: 1, Kern: 346, King: 1, Kings: 3, Lassen: 12, Los Angeles: 4114, Madera: 10, Maricopa: 1, Marin: 7, Mariposa: 2, Mendocino: 11, Merced: 101, Mono: 3, Monterey: 169, Multnomah: 1, Napa: 54, Nevada: 53, Orange: 1585, Placer: 181, Plumas: 4, Riverside: 683, Sacramento: 574, San Bernardino: 695, San Diego: 1297, San Francisco: 500, San Joaquin: 306, San Luis Obispo: 152, San Mateo: 278, Santa Barbara: 160, Santa Clara: 774, Santa Cruz: 98, Shasta: 83, Solano: 169, Sonoma: 278, Stanislaus: 247, Sutter: 59, Tehama: 30, Tulare: 188, Tuolumne: 19, Ventura: 361, Yolo: 104, Yuba: 14

2013 Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
14,764 1179 1241 1586 905 1279 1176 1327 1137 1336 1143 1052 1403

Alameda: 618, Amador: 16, Butte: 55, Calaveras: 13, Contra Costa: 347, El Dorado: 64, Fresno: 364, Glenn: 5, Humboldt: 13, Imperial: 27, Inyo: 13, Kern: 327, Kings: 3, Lake: 6, Lassen: 3, Los Angeles: 4053, Madera: 6, Marin: 70, Mariposa: 3, Mendocino: 18, Merced: 70, Mono: 4, Monterey: 151, Napa: 49, Nevada: 41, Orange: 1532, Philadelphia: 1, Placer: 116, Plumas: 2, Riverside: 708, Sacramento: 433, San Benito: 1, San Bernardino: 695, San Diego: 1336, San Francisco: 582, San Joaquin: 214, San Luis Obispo: 182, San Mateo: 278, Santa Barbara: 187, Santa Clara: 671, Santa Cruz: 76, Shasta: 59, Siskiyou: 1, Solano: 133, Sonoma: 277, Stanislaus: 197, Sutter: 54, Tehama: 23, Trinity: 2, Tulare: 159, Tuolumne: 29, Ventura: 325, Yolo: 73, Yuba: 6

2012 Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
14,368 1223 992 1437 1091 1145 1371 1206 932 1232 1395 1022 1322

Alameda: 615, Alpine: 2, Amador: 37, Baldwin: 4, Butte: 53, Calaveras: 13, Caribou: 1, Contra Costa: 360, El Dorado: 72, Fresno: 377, Humboldt: 7, Imperial: 56, Inyo: 1, Kern: 320, Kings: 2, Lake: 5, Lassen: 5, Los Angeles: 3758, Madera: 7, Marin: 28, Marion: 1, Mariposa: 1, Mendocino: 15, Merced: 84, Monterey: 182, Napa: 26, Nevada: 52, Orange: 1534, Placer: 147, Plumas: 3, Riverside: 672, Sacramento: 481, San Bernardino: 692, San Diego: 1225, San Francisco: 497, San Joaquin: 245, San Luis Obispo: 131, San Mateo: 311, Santa Barbara: 205, Santa Clara: 732, Santa Cruz: 159, Shasta: 71, Siskiyou: 1, Solano: 83, Sonoma: 258, Stanislaus: 235, Sutter: 22, Tehama: 18, Tulare: 166, Tuolumne: 26, Ventura: 284, Yolo: 77, Yuba: 3

2011 Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
13,948 1248 1193 1444 986 1068 978 1403 1151 1004 1307 952 1214

Alameda: 550, Alpine: 2, Amador: 23, Butte: 53, Calaveras: 1, Contra Costa: 307, El Dorado: 80, Fresno: 384, Humboldt: 12, Imperial: 33, Inyo: 2, Kern: 337, Kings: 15, Lake: 4, Lassen: 17, Los Angeles: 3763, Madera: 26, Marin: 89, Mariposa: 1, Mendocino: 23, Merced: 83, Mono: 1, Monterey: 151, Napa: 58, Nevada: 20, Orange: 1308, Placer: 123, Plumas: 4, Riverside: 681, Sacramento: 452, San Benito: 4, San Bernardino: 528, San Diego: 1206, San Francisco: 629, San Joaquin: 236, San Luis Obispo: 161, San Mateo: 264, Santa Barbara: 175, Santa Clara: 775, Santa Cruz: 107, Shasta: 84, Solano: 133, Sonoma: 251, Stanislaus: 187, Sutter: 51, Tehama: 12, Trinity: 4, Tulare: 200, Tuolumne: 21, Ventura: 248, Yolo: 64, Yuba: 5

2010 Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
13,329 1074 1002 1163 1095 1057 1090 1298 1047 888 1384 978 1253

Alameda: 582, Amador: 16, Butte: 93, Calaveras: 14, Contra Costa: 319, El Dorado: 64, Fresno: 393, Glenn: 3, Humboldt: 16, Imperial: 35, Inyo: 2, Kern: 303, Kings: 4, Lake: 7, Lassen: 9, Los Angeles: 3557, Madera: 8, Marin: 73, Mendocino: 12, Merced: 71, Mono: 3, Monterey: 191, Napa: 72, Nevada: 27, Orange: 1205, Placer: 119, Riverside: 452, Sacramento: 403, San Bernardino: 577, San Diego: 1150, San Francisco: 535, San Joaquin: 229, San Luis Obispo: 124, San Mateo: 242, Santa Barbara: 203, Santa Clara: 768, Santa Cruz: 112, Shasta: 88, Siskiyou: 6, Solano: 108, Sonoma: 270, Stanislaus: 197, Sutter: 57, Tehama: 28, Trinity: 1, Tulare: 180, Tuolumne: 23, Ventura: 300, Yolo: 71, Yuba: 7

2009 Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
14,277 865 959 1356 1768 1859 986 1075 997 951 1314 954 1193

Alameda: 673, Amador: 20, Butte: 117, Calaveras: 8, Contra Costa: 363, El Dorado: 95, Fresno: 388, Glenn: 7, Humboldt: 13, Imperial: 26, Inyo: 2, Kern: 333, Kings: 9, Lake: 2, Lassen: 7, Los Angeles: 3769, Madera: 17, Marin: 99, Mariposa: 4, Mendocino: 10, Merced: 89, Mono: 6, Monterey: 218, Napa: 54, Nevada: 16, Orange: 1336, Placer: 133, Plumas: 3, Riverside: 308, Sacramento: 511, San Bernardino: 713, San Diego: 1401, San Francisco: 502, San Joaquin: 208, San Luis Obispo: 165, San Mateo: 292, Santa Barbara: 225, Santa Clara: 718, Santa Cruz: 101, Shasta: 53, Siskiyou: 4, Solano: 140, Sonoma: 258, Stanislaus: 211, Sutter: 26, Tehama: 25, Trinity: 5, Tulare: 170, Tuolumne: 25, Ventura: 330, Yolo: 61, Yuba: 8

2008 Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
21,689 1750 1561 2332 1909 2465 1637 1779 1722 1187 2323 1220 1804

Alameda: 1025, Amador: 22, Butte: 33, Calaveras: 14, Colusa: 1, Contra Costa: 435, El Dorado: 150, Fresno: 531, Glenn: 7, Humboldt: 25, Imperial: 63, Inyo: 8, Kern: 476, Kings: 22, Lassen: 9, Los Angeles: 5533, Madera: 31, Marin: 157, Mariposa: 2, Mendocino: 25, Merced: 106, Modoc: 3, Mono: 3, Monterey: 334, Napa: 116, Nevada: 55, Orange: 2274, Placer: 242, Plumas: 2, Riverside: 676, Sacramento: 800, San Benito: 2, San Bernardino: 1115, San Diego: 2422, San Francisco: 822, San Joaquin: 361, San Luis Obispo: 233, San Mateo: 361, Santa Barbara: 265, Santa Clara: 1086, Santa Cruz: 151, Siskiyou: 3, Solano: 166, Sonoma: 229, Stanislaus: 300, Sutter: 96, Tehama: 2, Trinity: 2, Tulare: 221, Tuolumne: 23, Ventura: 509, Yolo: 117, Yuba: 23


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