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Business For Sale Deals Up 15 Percent Over Last September


September California Sales Up

California business for sale transactions for this September are up over the previous September, making it eight out of nine months this year that business for sale transactions have been up year over year it was reported by the BizBen Index. The number of transactions completed in the month of September this year reached 1,308 compared to the 1,149 of 2016. The 1,308 completed transactions represent a 15% increase from the total sold last September, and so far this year sales are up a total of 12% over last year.

"I think what we are seeing with the increase in small business for sale transactions this month, and this year in general, is that the economy, specifically in California, continues to improve." said Peter Siegel, MBA, Founder and President of BizBen.com, parent of the BizBen Index.

Siegel explained, "The improving economy has given both small business owners and buyers a reason to get deals done. We've had 72 straight months of job growth and unemployment is at 5%. When people feel the economy is strong they are more apt to make large financial decisions."

Other reasons for the improved sales rate, according to Siegel, are easier access to business purchase loans from both SBA-backed and non-SBA lenders.

"Unless the economy falls off a cliff in the next three months I predict will see a record number of business for sale transactions take place in 2016."

Larger Counties With Improved Sales

Among large Southern California Counties reporting growth in the sale of small and mid-market businesses last month are Los Angeles County with 355 transactions, Orange County posting 138 completed business transfers last month and San Diego County with a rate of sales increase of 10% to 104 sales last month vs. 94 the previous year.

The total business sales by county recorded last month, available at http://www.bizben.com/stats/stats-monthly-mar.php are:

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

Sales totals posted by California county over the last nine years are available at: http://www.bizben.com/stats/stats-total.php

The BizBen Index has been collecting and reporting information about small California business sales for 17 years, to help business owners/sellers, buyers and the professionals participating in this market make informed choices and achieve success. Sources for the information come from California's Secretary of State office and other government agencies.


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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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I've worked at top Bay Area law firms and have extensive experience with business entity formation, mergers, dissolutions, conversions, employment matters, including experience in reviewing and negotiating transactional documents such as leases and purchase agreements.

Diane Boudreau-Tschetter: Escrow And Bulk Sale Services

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Elizabeth McGovern: Escrow Services - SF Bay Area

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Joe Sandbank, Esq. - Legal Services

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Helen Yoo: Escrow & Bulk Sale Services - Southern California

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