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BizBen Releases: California Busineeses Sold Stats - November 2017

Total sales of California small businesses sold were down 0.1% from last month and up 26.2% from the same time last year in California.

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

Total November 2017 California Small Businesses Sold: 1,420

November 2017 California Small Businesses Sold By County: Alameda County 77, Amador County 3, Butte County 15, Calaveras County 2, Contra Costa County 25, El Dorado County 13, Fresno County 32, Humboldt County 1, Imperial County 3, Kern County 26, Los Angeles County 376, Marin County 9, Merced County 10, Monterey County 10, Napa County 2, Nevada County 5, Orange County 140, Placer County 15, Riverside County 79, Sacramento County 59, San Bernardino County 97, San Diego County 88, San Francisco County 66, San Joaquin County 22, San Luis Obispo County 11, San Mateo County 34, Santa Barbara County 6, Santa Clara County 69, Santa Cruz County 6, Shasta County 2, Solano County 16, Sonoma County 23, Stanislaus County 20, Sutter County 1, Tehama County 1, Tulare County 24, Tuolumne County 1, Ventura County 14, Yolo County 5

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

Los Angeles County  376
Orange County  140
San Bernardino County  97
San Diego County  88
Riverside County  79
Alameda County  77
Santa Clara County  69
San Francisco County  66
Sacramento County  59
San Mateo County  34

Percentage Decrease From Last Month: Down 0.1%

Percentage Increase From This Time Last Year: Up 26.2%

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

October 2017:   1,421
September 2017:   1,400
August 2017:   1,442
July 2017:   1,354
June 2017:   1,394
May 2017:   1,439

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 November 2017:

  •  Consumer (Business Buyer) Sentiment - Up - More Likely To Buy A Business
  •  Corporate Employment Was Down - More People Looking To Buy A Business
  •  Home Prices Steady - Greater Access To Equity
  •  Interest Rates Holding Steady
  •  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. Car Washes - Self Serve & Full
2. Dry Cleaners
3. Laundromats
4. Gas Stations
5. Postal, Shipping, Mail Box Stores
6. Convenience Stores
7. High Adjusted Net Businesses (Over $100K)
8. Liquor Stores
9. Online eCommerce
10. Service Based Businesses
11. FBSO's - For Sale By Owner
12. Senior Care Services
13. Fast Food Restaurants
14. Manufacturers
15. Flooring Services
16. Absentee Run Businesses
17. Wholesalers
18. Pizza Restaurants
19. Tire Stores
20. Hospice Services

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


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