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BizBen Releases: California Busineeses Sold Stats - January 2013

Total sales of California small businesses sold were down 10.8% from last month and down 3.6% from the same time last year in California.

January 2013 California completed small business sales transactions are listed below along with key economic data that drove these California specific small business stats:

Total January 2013 California Small Businesses Sold: 1,179

January 2013 California Small Businesses Sold By County: Alameda County 32, Amador County 7, Butte County 4, Contra Costa County 36, El Dorado County 3, Fresno County 43, Glenn County 1, Imperial County 3, Kern County 27, Los Angeles County 289, Madera County 2, Marin County 4, Mariposa County 1, Merced County 6, Monterey County 14, Nevada County 5, Orange County 129, Placer County 11, Riverside County 50, Sacramento County 36, San Bernardino County 55, San Diego County 132, San Francisco County 31, San Joaquin County 16, San Luis Obispo County 24, San Mateo County 25, Santa Barbara County 13, Santa Clara County 47, Santa Cruz County 9, Solano County 7, Sonoma County 28, Stanislaus County 27, Sutter County 4, Tehama County 7, Trinity County 1, Tulare County 11, Tuolumne County 4, Ventura County 23, Yolo County 7

January 2013 California Small Businesses Sold By County - Most Sales:

Los Angeles County  289
San Diego County  132
Orange County  129
San Bernardino County  55
Riverside County  50
Santa Clara County  47
Fresno County  43
Contra Costa County  36
Sacramento County  36
Alameda County  32

Percentage Decrease From Last Month: Down 10.8%

Percentage Decrease From This Time Last Year: Down 3.6%

Total Monthly Business For Sale Stats For California - Last 6 Months:

December 2012:   1,322
November 2012:   1,022
October 2012:   1,395
September 2012:   1,232
August 2012:   932
July 2012:   1,206

Last Year's 2012 Total Small Businesses Sold For California: 14,368

Some Key Econonomic & Geographic Information That Affected Sales Of California & California Small Businesses For January 2013:

  •  Bounce Back Effect - Increase Closings From Previous Month's Holidays & Events
  •  Corporate Employment Was Down - More People Looking To Buy A Business
  •  Home Prices Steady - Greater Access To Equity
  •  Retirement Savings - Downtrend - Less Access To Capital
  •  Stock Prices / Market - Downtrend - Less Access To Capital

To view all small business sold stats for all Counties and Cities in California go to: California Small Businesses Sold Stats - BizBen.com Index


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The BizBen.com Index has been collecting stats and information regarding California Small Business sales for over 15 years. The BizBen.com Index is part of BizBen.com (established over 25 years) - which currently lists over 10,000 active California small businesses for sale, businesses wanted to buy, blog, podcast, and resources for buying and selling small to mid-sized California businesses. Peter Siegel, MBA is the Founder and Director of BizBen.com & BizBuyFinancing.com and consults daily with business buyers, and owner/sellers on the topic of buying and selling small businesses throughout California.

For More Information Regarding These California Small Business Stats And Information:

Contact: Peter Siegel, MBA, BizBen.com Index Director

Phone: 866-270-6278

  Helpful Resources To Assist In Selling And Buying California Businesses
Helen Yoo: Escrow & Bulk Sale Services - Southern California

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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.

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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.

Ranvir S. Sandhu, Esq. - Legal Services For Buyers And Sellers

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.

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.


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