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BizBen Releases: California Busineeses Sold Stats - April 2018

Total sales of California small businesses sold were up 9.6% from last month and up 1.6% from the same time last year in California.

April 2018 California completed small business sales transactions are listed below along with key economic data that drove these California specific small business stats:

Total April 2018 California Small Businesses Sold: 1,311

April 2018 California Small Businesses Sold By County: Alameda County 64, Amador County 3, Butte County 8, Calaveras County 1, Contra Costa County 4, El Dorado County 9, Fresno County 33, Imperial County 1, Kern County 14, Lassen County 4, Los Angeles County 387, Marin County 17, Merced County 2, Mono County 1, Monterey County 24, Nevada County 6, Orange County 134, Placer County 21, Riverside County 66, Sacramento County 34, San Bernardino County 38, San Diego County 100, San Francisco County 67, San Joaquin County 21, San Luis Obispo County 19, San Mateo County 31, Santa Barbara County 10, Santa Clara County 68, Santa Cruz County 22, Shasta County 9, Solano County 4, Sonoma County 19, Stanislaus County 18, Sutter County 5, Tehama County 2, Tulare County 9, Tuolumne County 7, Ventura County 23, Yolo County 3

April 2018 California Small Businesses Sold By County - Most Sales:

Los Angeles County  387
Orange County  134
San Diego County  100
Santa Clara County  68
San Francisco County  67
Riverside County  66
Alameda County  64
San Bernardino County  38
Sacramento County  34
Fresno County  33

Percentage Increase From Last Month: Up 9.6%

Percentage Increase From This Time Last Year: Up 1.6%

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

March 2018:   1,196
February 2018:   1,337
January 2018:   1,363
December 2017:   1,492
November 2017:   1,420
October 2017:   1,421

Last Year's 2017 Total Small Businesses Sold For California: 16,956

Some Key Econonomic & Geographic Information That Affected Sales Of California & California Small Businesses For April 2018:

  •  Consumer (Business Buyer) Sentiment - Up - More Likely To Buy A Business
  •  Home Prices Steady - Greater Access To Equity
  •  Interest Rates Moving Up - Less Access 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 - Downtrend - Less 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
2. eCommerce Websites
3. Self Serve Car Washes
4. Gas Stations
5. Liquor Stores
6. C-Stores & Markets
7. Smog Shops
8. Mailbox, Postal, Shipping Stores
9. Used Car Lots
10. Auto Repair Shops
11. FBSO's - For Sale By Owner
12. Fast Food Franchises
13. Specialty Ice Cream Stores
14. Smoke & Vape Shops
15. Home Decor & Staging Services
16. Absentee Run Businesses
17. Juice, Smoothie Shops
18. Pizzeria Restaurants
19. Tire & Wheel Shops
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
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.

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.

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.

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.

Mani Singh, Business Broker, Riverside, San Bernardino Counties

I have successfully represented clients sell & acquire multitude of businesses ranging from Gas Stations, Liquor Stores, Markets, Super Markets, Smoke Shops, Postal Stores, Restaurants, General Retail, Auto and Construction related. Phone me for assistance with selling or buying at 951-296-7646 Cell

Matt Weiler, Business Broker: Gas Station Specialist

Business Broker Specializing in primarily gas stations. Geographic area of focus: San Francisco Bay Area to Sacramento and as far South as Monterey, California. To sell or buy a small or large gas station phone Matt (gas station business broker specialist) direct at 408-623-0920.


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