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BizBen Releases: California Busineeses Sold Stats - July 2018

Total sales of California small businesses sold were down 8.7% from last month and down 1% from the same time last year in California.

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

Total July 2018 California Small Businesses Sold: 1,340

July 2018 California Small Businesses Sold By County: Alameda County 83, Amador County 5, Butte County 9, Calaveras County 1, Contra Costa County 14, El Dorado County 7, Fresno County 28, Glenn County 1, Humboldt County 2, Imperial County 1, Kern County 25, Kings County 1, Lassen County 1, Los Angeles County 354, Marin County 9, Mendocino County 1, Merced County 4, Mono County 1, Monterey County 13, Napa County 3, Nevada County 2, Orange County 176, Placer County 16, Riverside County 74, Sacramento County 37, San Bernardino County 53, San Diego County 107, San Francisco County 36, San Joaquin County 19, San Luis Obispo County 26, San Mateo County 23, Santa Barbara County 21, Santa Clara County 68, Santa Cruz County 9, Shasta County 7, Siskiyou County 1, Solano County 15, Sonoma County 28, Stanislaus County 6, Sutter County 1, Tehama County 1, Trinity County 1, Tulare County 6, Tuolumne County 3, Ventura County 33

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

Los Angeles County  354
Orange County  176
San Diego County  107
Alameda County  83
Riverside County  74
Santa Clara County  68
San Bernardino County  53
Sacramento County  37
San Francisco County  36
Ventura County  33

Percentage Decrease From Last Month: Down 8.7%

Percentage Decrease From This Time Last Year: Down 1%

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

June 2018:   1,468
May 2018:   1,386
April 2018:   1,311
March 2018:   1,196
February 2018:   1,337
January 2018:   1,363

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 July 2018:

  •  Consumer (Business Buyer) Sentiment - Up - More Likely To Buy A Business
  •  Corporate Employment Was Up - Less People Looking To Buy A Business
  •  Home Prices Moving Down - Less Access To Real Estate Equity
  •  Interest Rates Remained The Same - More Likely To Use 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. Self Serve Car Washes
2. Gas Stations
3. Card & Coin Laundromats
4. Gas Stations
5. Liquor Stores
6. Convenience Stores
7. Pet/Dog Walking Service
8. Postal/Mail Box Stores
9. Online eCommerce
10. Hair Blow Bar Salon
11. FBSO's - For Sale By Owner
12. Fast Food Franchises
13. Salons And Spas
14. Smoke & Vape Shops
15. Vocational Schools
16. Absentee Run Businesses
17. Boba Shops
18. Pizza Restaurants
19. Adjusted Net Income Over $100K
20. Consulting Practices

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.

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.

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.

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.


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