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BizBen Releases: California Busineeses Sold Stats - July 2017

Total sales of California small businesses sold were down 2.9% from last month and down 2% from the same time last year in California.

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

Total July 2017 California Small Businesses Sold: 1,354

July 2017 California Small Businesses Sold By County: Alameda County 87, Amador County 1, Butte County 8, Calaveras County 2, Contra Costa County 33, El Dorado County 16, Fresno County 14, Humboldt County 1, Imperial County 4, Kern County 30, Lassen County 1, Los Angeles County 334, Marin County 12, Merced County 7, Monterey County 15, Napa County 3, Nevada County 10, Orange County 143, Placer County 15, Plumas County 3, Riverside County 47, Sacramento County 61, San Bernardino County 83, San Diego County 101, San Francisco County 58, San Joaquin County 23, San Luis Obispo County 12, San Mateo County 16, Santa Barbara County 17, Santa Clara County 54, Santa Cruz County 15, Solano County 24, Sonoma County 21, Stanislaus County 17, Sutter County 1, Tehama County 3, Tulare County 7, Tuolumne County 5, Ventura County 29, Yolo County 13

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

Los Angeles County  334
Orange County  143
San Diego County  101
Alameda County  87
San Bernardino County  83
Sacramento County  61
San Francisco County  58
Santa Clara County  54
Riverside County  47
Contra Costa County  33

Percentage Decrease From Last Month: Down 2.9%

Percentage Decrease From This Time Last Year: Down 2%

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

June 2017:   1,394
May 2017:   1,439
April 2017:   1,290
March 2017:   1,553
February 2017:   1,373
January 2017:   1,378

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 July 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
  •  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
  •  Summer Vacations - End Of, Wrapping Up

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


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