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BizBen Releases: California Busineeses Sold Stats - August 2017

Total sales of California small businesses sold were up 6.5% from last month and down 10.7% from the same time last year in California.

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

Total August 2017 California Small Businesses Sold: 1,442

August 2017 California Small Businesses Sold By County: Alameda County 62, Amador County 2, Butte County 12, Calaveras County 1, Contra Costa County 13, El Dorado County 14, Fresno County 32, Humboldt County 1, Imperial County 13, Kern County 20, Los Angeles County 395, Marin County 13, Mendocino County 1, Merced County 4, Monterey County 23, Napa County 5, Nevada County 8, Orange County 128, Placer County 28, Riverside County 59, Sacramento County 72, San Bernardino County 74, San Diego County 104, San Francisco County 63, San Joaquin County 21, San Luis Obispo County 25, San Mateo County 39, Santa Barbara County 7, Santa Clara County 66, Santa Cruz County 17, Shasta County 7, Solano County 8, Sonoma County 14, Stanislaus County 14, Sutter County 6, Tehama County 3, Tulare County 14, Tuolumne County 6, Ventura County 30, Yolo County 9

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

Los Angeles County  395
Orange County  128
San Diego County  104
San Bernardino County  74
Sacramento County  72
Santa Clara County  66
San Francisco County  63
Alameda County  62
Riverside County  59
San Mateo County  39

Percentage Increase From Last Month: Up 6.5%

Percentage Decrease From This Time Last Year: Down 10.7%

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

July 2017:   1,354
June 2017:   1,394
May 2017:   1,439
April 2017:   1,290
March 2017:   1,553
February 2017:   1,373

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 August 2017:

  •  Consumer (Business Buyer) Sentiment - Up - More Likely To Buy A Business
  •  Home Prices Steady - Greater Access To 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
  •  School Starts, Vacations Over
  •  Small Business Owner (Seller) Sentiment - Up - More Likely To Sell

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. Car Washes
2. Laundromats
3. Gas Stations
4. Manufacturers
5. Liquor Stores
6. Convenience Stores
7. Relocatable Businesses
8. Postal/Mail Box Stores
9. Auto Repair Shops
10. Businesses With Real Estate
11. FBSO's - For Sale By Owner
12. Fast Food Franchises
13. eCommerce Websites
14. Smoke & Vape Shops
15. Smog Test Shops
16. Absentee Run Businesses
17. Boba Shops
18. Pizza Restaurants
19. Tire Stores
20. Fast Food 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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