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BizBen Releases: California Busineeses Sold Stats - April 2017

Total sales of California small businesses sold were down 16.9% from last month and down 5.4% from the same time last year in California.

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

Total April 2017 California Small Businesses Sold: 1,290

April 2017 California Small Businesses Sold By County: Alameda County 72, Amador County 1, Butte County 3, Calaveras County 1, Contra Costa County 11, El Dorado County 15, Fresno County 23, Glenn County 3, Humboldt County 3, Kern County 29, Lassen County 3, Los Angeles County 333, Madera County 3, Marin County 20, Merced County 1, Mono County 1, Monterey County 14, Nevada County 4, Orange County 131, Placer County 8, Riverside County 46, Sacramento County 51, San Bernardino County 52, San Diego County 134, San Francisco County 54, San Joaquin County 32, San Luis Obispo County 28, San Mateo County 9, Santa Barbara County 14, Santa Clara County 46, Santa Cruz County 13, Shasta County 9, Solano County 24, Sonoma County 25, Stanislaus County 11, Tehama County 5, Tulare County 11, Ventura County 35, Yolo County 6

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

Los Angeles County  333
San Diego County  134
Orange County  131
Alameda County  72
San Francisco County  54
San Bernardino County  52
Sacramento County  51
Riverside County  46
Santa Clara County  46
Ventura County  35

Percentage Decrease From Last Month: Down 16.9%

Percentage Decrease From This Time Last Year: Down 5.4%

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

March 2017:   1,553
February 2017:   1,373
January 2017:   1,378
December 2016:   1,397
November 2016:   1,125
October 2016:   1,448

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 April 2017:

  •  Consumer (Business Buyer) Sentiment - Up - More Likely To Buy A Business
  •  Home Prices Steady - Greater Access To Equity
  •  Interest Rates Holding Steady
  •  Late Holiday - Easter, Passover
  •  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
  •  Spring Break - Vacations, Travel
  •  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
2. Automated Laundries
3. Branded Gas Stations
4. FBSO's - For Sale By Owner
5. Smog Test Shops
6. Liquor Stores
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. Manufacturing Businesses
14. Smoke & Vape Shops
15. Convenience Stores
16. Medical Marijuana Dispensaries
17. Boba Shops
18. Pizza Restaurants
19. Relocatable Businesses
20. Postal/Mail Box Stores

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
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.

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.

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.

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.

Chuck Post: Laundry Buyer Representation, Consulting, Due Diligence

Chuck Post has 32 years experience in the laundry industry, specializing in assisting laundry buyers (and entrepreneurs) with buying or starting up, building, re-tooling, laundries throughout California. Laundry buyer representation, consulting, due-diligence, lease negotiations, laundry valuations.

AJ Rana - Business Broker, San Francisco Bay Area

Professionals who understand the importance of world class business brokerage service and the value it can create. Specializing in assisting sellers and buyers with retail stores, restaurants, hospitality & lodging, manufacturing operations, distribution companies, e-commerce and service businesses.


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