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BizBen Releases: California Busineeses Sold Stats - October 2017

Total sales of California small businesses sold were up 1.5% from last month and down 1.9% from the same time last year in California.

October 2017 California completed small business sales transactions are listed below along with key economic data that drove these California specific small business stats:

Total October 2017 California Small Businesses Sold: 1,421

October 2017 California Small Businesses Sold By County: Alameda County 46, Amador County 1, Butte County 12, Contra Costa County 22, El Dorado County 5, Fresno County 42, Humboldt County 1, Inyo County 1, Kern County 34, Lassen County 1, Los Angeles County 430, Madera County 1, Marin County 7, Merced County 6, Monterey County 19, Napa County 10, Nevada County 2, Orange County 142, Placer County 11, Plumas County 1, Riverside County 44, Sacramento County 31, San Bernardino County 85, San Diego County 114, San Francisco County 61, San Joaquin County 25, San Luis Obispo County 10, San Mateo County 51, Santa Barbara County 6, Santa Clara County 71, Santa Cruz County 6, Shasta County 17, Solano County 9, Sonoma County 31, Stanislaus County 10, Sutter County 3, Tehama County 3, Tulare County 6, Tuolumne County 1, Ventura County 25, Yolo County 11

October 2017 California Small Businesses Sold By County - Most Sales:

Los Angeles County  430
Orange County  142
San Diego County  114
San Bernardino County  85
Santa Clara County  71
San Francisco County  61
San Mateo County  51
Alameda County  46
Riverside County  44
Fresno County  42

Percentage Increase From Last Month: Up 1.5%

Percentage Decrease From This Time Last Year: Down 1.9%

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

September 2017:   1,400
August 2017:   1,442
July 2017:   1,354
June 2017:   1,394
May 2017:   1,439
April 2017:   1,290

Last Year's 2016 Total Small Businesses Sold For California: 16,858

Some Key Econonomic & Geographic Information That Affected Sales Of California & California Small Businesses For October 2017:

  •  Consumer (Business Buyer) Sentiment - Up - More Likely To Buy A Business
  •  Corporate Employment Was Up - Less People Looking To Buy A Business
  •  Home Prices Steady - Greater Access To Equity
  •  Interest Rates Remained The Same - More Likely To Use To Financing
  •  Retirement Savings - Uptrend - More Access To Capital
  •  SBA Loan Financing Easier To Obtain To Buy A Business
  •  Small Business Owner (Seller) Sentiment - Up - More Likely To Sell
  •  Stock Prices / Market - Uptrend - More 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


Most Popular Search Requests Of Small Business Types Wanted By Business Buyers For This Period:

1. Card & Coin Laundromats
2. Online eCommerce
3. Self Serve Car Washes
4. Gas Stations
5. Liquor Stores
6. Convenience Stores
7. Smog Shops
8. Postal/Mail Box Stores
9. Used Car Lots
10. Specialty Retailers
11. FBSO's - For Sale By Owner
12. Fast Food Franchises
13. Specialty Ice Cream Stores
14. Smoke & Vape Shops
15. Flooring Services
16. Absentee Run Businesses
17. Boba Shops
18. Pizza Restaurants
19. Tire Stores
20. Ethnic Restaurants

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

Redwood Escrow Services, Inc. is a full service, licensed independent escrow company. We are EAFC Fidelity bonded, fully insured & licensed with the Department of Corporations. Committed to offering our clients the most comprehensive variety of escrow services available. Phone Janet at 510-247-0741.

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.

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.

Joe Sandbank, Esq. - Legal Services

I have provided legal counsel to business buyers, sellers and brokers for over 17 years. With prior experience as a business broker and SBA loan officer, Joe brings both a practical and legal approach to all aspects of the business acquisition process.

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.

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 805-428-2063.

Jeff Back, Broker: Restaurant Specialist - SF Bay Area

J. Back & Associates Restaurant Real Estate was founded in 1988 as the first bay area real estate company to specialize exclusively in restaurant real estate. I am the past President of Charley Browns restaurants and have been involved in the restaurant business for over 35 years. 925-736-8200.

Rick Carlson, Business Broker - Southern California

You Will Never Feel Lost In The Shuffle. Many Brokers Simply Send Out An NDA And That's The End Of Communication. All Buyers Receive A Personal Meeting With An Ace Acquisition Specialist So They Can Recommend The Perfect Business For You. Phone Rick direct at 800-985-4939.


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