BizBen Index Report: For the week of 12/26 thru 12/30 174 small to mid-sized California businesses were sold by business owners, business brokers, and agents. 2016 now shows 15,461+ total California small & mid-sized businesses sold. Last year (2015) 15,660 small businesses sold in California. For this month's exact county by county counts go to December 2016 BizBen Index Stats for details.
Buying a California business involves reviewing due diligence checklists so buyers can learn enough to determine whether to proceed with a deal. Here's a due diligence checklist of the items a buyer should request for review, and sellers should plan to make available for a serious purchaser. Peter Siegel with BizBen walks you through these items.