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BizBen Releases: California Busineeses Sold Stats - May 2017

Total sales of California small businesses sold were up 11.6% from last month and down 1.3% from the same time last year in California.

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

Total May 2017 California Small Businesses Sold: 1,439

May 2017 California Small Businesses Sold By County: Alameda County 56, Amador County 3, Butte County 7, Calaveras County 4, Contra Costa County 29, El Dorado County 23, Fresno County 57, Humboldt County 2, Imperial County 3, Inyo County 3, Kern County 33, Lassen County 3, Los Angeles County 320, Madera County 3, Marin County 12, Merced County 3, Mono County 4, Monterey County 18, Napa County 10, Nevada County 8, Orange County 159, Placer County 14, Riverside County 110, Sacramento County 47, San Bernardino County 62, San Diego County 111, San Francisco County 28, San Joaquin County 36, San Luis Obispo County 10, San Mateo County 27, Santa Barbara County 17, Santa Clara County 60, Santa Cruz County 4, Shasta County 11, Solano County 23, Sonoma County 35, Stanislaus County 7, Sutter County 4, Tehama County 8, Tulare County 14, Ventura County 27, Yolo County 15

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

Los Angeles County  320
Orange County  159
San Diego County  111
Riverside County  110
San Bernardino County  62
Santa Clara County  60
Fresno County  57
Alameda County  56
Sacramento County  47
San Joaquin County  36

Percentage Increase From Last Month: Up 11.6%

Percentage Decrease From This Time Last Year: Down 1.3%

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

April 2017:   1,290
March 2017:   1,553
February 2017:   1,373
January 2017:   1,378
December 2016:   1,397
November 2016:   1,125

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 May 2017:

  •  Bounce Back Effect - Increase Closings From Previous Month's Holidays & Events
  •  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. Gas Stations
2. Laundromats
3. Car Washes
4. eCommerce Websites
5. Liquor Stores
6. Convenience Stores
7. Relocatable Businesses
8. Full Service Restaurants
9. Auto Repair Shops
10. Medical Marijuana Dispensaries
11. FBSO's - For Sale By Owner
12. Fast Food Franchise Restaurants
13. Manufacturing Businesses
14. Smoke & Vape Shops
15. Smog Test Shops
16. Medical Marijuana Dispensaries
17. Boba Shops
18. Pizza Restaurants
19. Tire Stores
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.

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.

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.

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.

Jim Saxton, Liquor License Broker & Consultant - SF Bay Area

With over 20 years experience of local governmental requirements, such as Police Departments, Zoning / Planning Departments, and ABC District Offices, my company Liquor Licenses of San Francisco Bay Area is very qualified to resolve all of your concerns during the liquor license transfer process.


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