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BizBen Releases: California Busineeses Sold Stats - March 2017

Total sales of California small businesses sold were up 13.1% from last month and up 1% from the same time last year in California.

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

Total March 2017 California Small Businesses Sold: 1,553

March 2017 California Small Businesses Sold By County: Alameda County 69, Amador County 3, Butte County 22, Contra Costa County 18, El Dorado County 13, Fresno County 23, Imperial County 7, Kern County 54, Lassen County 3, Los Angeles County 403, Marin County 7, Mariposa County 1, Merced County 7, Monterey County 15, Napa County 9, Nevada County 10, Orange County 147, Placer County 11, Riverside County 63, Sacramento County 47, San Bernardino County 78, San Diego County 131, San Francisco County 105, San Joaquin County 25, San Luis Obispo County 24, San Mateo County 27, Santa Barbara County 22, Santa Clara County 35, Santa Cruz County 5, Shasta County 8, Solano County 19, Sonoma County 34, Stanislaus County 20, Sutter County 7, Tehama County 4, Tulare County 14, Tuolumne County 4, Ventura County 42, Yolo County 14

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

Los Angeles County  403
Orange County  147
San Diego County  131
San Francisco County  105
San Bernardino County  78
Alameda County  69
Riverside County  63
Kern County  54
Sacramento County  47
Ventura County  42

Percentage Increase From Last Month: Up 13.1%

Percentage Increase From This Time Last Year: Up 1%

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

February 2017:   1,373
January 2017:   1,378
December 2016:   1,397
November 2016:   1,125
October 2016:   1,448
September 2016:   1,308

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 March 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
  •  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. Branded Gas Stations
2. Car Washes
3. Automated Laundries
4. Liquor Stores
5. Pizza Restaurants
6. FBSO's - For Sale By Owner
7. Tire Stores
8. Full Service Restaurants
9. Businesses With Real Estate
10. Medical Marijuana Dispensaries
11. eCommerce Websites
12. Fast Food Franchise Restaurants
13. Postal/Mail Box Stores
14. Smoke & Vape Shops
15. Convenience Stores
16. Medical Marijuana Dispensaries
17. Boba Shops
18. Smog Test Shops
19. Relocatable Businesses
20. Vending Routes

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.

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.

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.

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.

Christina Lazuric, CBI, Business Broker - Orange County

California's Premier Brokerage for Selling Orange County Service Based Businesses since 2005! C.B.B. provides a step by step approach to Business Brokerage, Mergers & Acquisitions, Business Consulting and Valuations. We work on creating the best possible presentation for your business!

Timothy Cunha, JD - Business Broker, SF Bay Area

I am an experienced entrepreneur, attorney, & business professor. I & my EvergreenGold team offer business owners sound advice & expertise to build business value & achieve profitable sales. Call me today for a FREE business evaluation & SWOT analysis for your business anywhere in the USA.


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