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BizBen Releases: California Busineeses Sold Stats - May 2018

Total sales of California small businesses sold were up 5.7% from last month and down 3.7% from the same time last year in California.

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

Total May 2018 California Small Businesses Sold: 1,386

May 2018 California Small Businesses Sold By County: Alameda County 76, Amador County 2, Butte County 8, Calaveras County 2, Contra Costa County 25, El Dorado County 14, Fresno County 39, Humboldt County 2, Imperial County 8, Kern County 37, Lassen County 1, Los Angeles County 360, Madera County 6, Marin County 23, Mariposa County 1, Mendocino County 1, Merced County 1, Mono County 1, Monterey County 13, Napa County 5, Nevada County 3, Orange County 176, Placer County 11, Riverside County 45, Sacramento County 27, San Bernardino County 69, San Diego County 147, San Francisco County 28, San Joaquin County 12, San Luis Obispo County 16, San Mateo County 32, Santa Barbara County 10, Santa Clara County 80, Santa Cruz County 8, Shasta County 10, Siskiyou County 1, Solano County 21, Sonoma County 18, Stanislaus County 12, Sutter County 1, Tulare County 3, Tuolumne County 7, Ventura County 19, Yolo County 1

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

Los Angeles County  360
Orange County  176
San Diego County  147
Santa Clara County  80
Alameda County  76
San Bernardino County  69
Riverside County  45
Fresno County  39
Kern County  37
San Mateo County  32

Percentage Increase From Last Month: Up 5.7%

Percentage Decrease From This Time Last Year: Down 3.7%

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

April 2018:   1,311
March 2018:   1,196
February 2018:   1,337
January 2018:   1,363
December 2017:   1,492
November 2017:   1,420

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 May 2018:

  •  Consumer (Business Buyer) Sentiment - Up - More Likely To Buy A Business
  •  Home Prices Moving Up - More Access To Real Estate 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 - 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. Card & Coin Laundromats
2. Online eCommerce
3. Self Serve Car Washes
4. Gas Stations
5. Liquor Stores
6. Convenience Stores
7. Smog Shops
8. Postal/Mail Box Stores
9. Used Car Lots
10. Specialty Retailers
11. FBSO's - For Sale By Owner
12. Fast Food Franchises
13. Specialty Ice Cream Stores
14. Smoke & Vape Shops
15. Flooring Services
16. Absentee Run Businesses
17. Boba Shops
18. Pizza Restaurants
19. Tire Stores
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
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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

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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.

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.

Mark Chatow, Esq.: Legal Services For Buying, Selling Businesses

Mark has a broad range of small business purchase & sale experience from analyzing potential acquisition targets to successfully guiding buyers and sellers through the purchase & sale of small businesses. Mark can assist with contracts, negotiations, legal matters, etc. Reach Mark at 949-478-8393.

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.

Ranvir S. Sandhu, Esq. - Legal Services For Buyers And Sellers

I've worked at top Bay Area law firms and have extensive experience with business entity formation, mergers, dissolutions, conversions, employment matters, including experience in reviewing and negotiating transactional documents such as leases and purchase agreements.


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