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BizBen Releases: California Busineeses Sold Stats - December 2017

Total sales of California small businesses sold were up 5.1% from last month and up 6.8% from the same time last year in California.

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

Total December 2017 California Small Businesses Sold: 1,492

December 2017 California Small Businesses Sold By County: Alameda County 10, Butte County 27, Contra Costa County 15, El Dorado County 8, Fresno County 33, Imperial County 2, Kern County 29, Lassen County 2, Los Angeles County 439, Madera County 2, Marin County 12, Mariposa County 1, Merced County 1, Monterey County 7, Napa County 5, Nevada County 6, Orange County 182, Placer County 33, Riverside County 98, Sacramento County 62, San Bernardino County 74, San Diego County 114, San Francisco County 49, San Joaquin County 27, San Luis Obispo County 11, San Mateo County 25, Santa Barbara County 20, Santa Clara County 65, Santa Cruz County 14, Solano County 16, Sonoma County 52, Stanislaus County 9, Sutter County 1, Tulare County 13, Tuolumne County 1, Ventura County 15, Yolo County 8

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

Los Angeles County  439
Orange County  182
San Diego County  114
Riverside County  98
San Bernardino County  74
Santa Clara County  65
Sacramento County  62
Sonoma County  52
San Francisco County  49
Placer County  33

Percentage Increase From Last Month: Up 5.1%

Percentage Increase From This Time Last Year: Up 6.8%

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

November 2017:   1,420
October 2017:   1,421
September 2017:   1,400
August 2017:   1,442
July 2017:   1,354
June 2017:   1,394

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 December 2017:

  •  Consumer (Business Buyer) Sentiment - Up - More Likely To Buy A Business
  •  Home Prices Moving Up - More Access To Real Estate 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. Laundromats - Card & Coin
2. Car Washes - Self Serve
3. Absentee Run Businesses
4. eCommerce Websites
5. High Adjusted Net Businesses (Over $100K)
6. Convenience Stores
7. FBSO's - For Sale By Owner
8. Liquor Stores
9. Gas Stations
10. Service Based Businesses
11. Dry Cleaners
12. Hospice Services
13. Fast Food Restaurants
14. Manufacturers
15. Flooring Services
16. Postal, Shipping, Mail Box Stores
17. Wholesalers
18. Restaurants - Convert Concept
19. Auto Repair Shops
20. Niche Retailers

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.

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.

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.

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.

Helen Yoo: Escrow & Bulk Sale Services - Southern California

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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.

Chuck Post: Laundry Buyer Representation, Consulting, Due Diligence

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Michael Davidson, Business Broker - Southern California

Los Angeles Business Broker providing M&A quality services for Small Business Owners. We leverage our technology and expertise to Simplify & Expedite the Business Sales Process. Matching the right buyer with the right business is how we define success.


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