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BizBen Releases: California Busineeses Sold Stats - September 2018

Total sales of California small businesses sold were down 1.7% from last month and down 21.5% from the same time last year in California.

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

Total September 2018 California Small Businesses Sold: 1,099

September 2018 California Small Businesses Sold By County: Alameda County 52, Amador County 2, Butte County 6, Calaveras County 2, Contra Costa County 16, El Dorado County 15, Fresno County 35, Imperial County 3, Kern County 11, Lassen County 1, Los Angeles County 293, Marin County 12, Mendocino County 1, Merced County 1, Monterey County 11, Napa County 5, Orange County 96, Placer County 19, Plumas County 1, Riverside County 48, Sacramento County 33, San Bernardino County 73, San Diego County 101, San Francisco County 51, San Joaquin County 29, San Luis Obispo County 7, San Mateo County 24, Santa Barbara County 15, Santa Clara County 54, Santa Cruz County 2, Shasta County 8, Solano County 11, Sonoma County 22, Stanislaus County 10, Tulare County 5, Tuolumne County 1, Ventura County 12, Yolo County 6

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

Los Angeles County  293
San Diego County  101
Orange County  96
San Bernardino County  73
Santa Clara County  54
Alameda County  52
San Francisco County  51
Riverside County  48
Fresno County  35
Sacramento County  33

Percentage Decrease From Last Month: Down 1.7%

Percentage Decrease From This Time Last Year: Down 21.5%

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

August 2018:   1,118
July 2018:   1,340
June 2018:   1,468
May 2018:   1,386
April 2018:   1,311
March 2018:   1,196

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 September 2018:

Corporate employment is up (unemployment is at an all time low recently) reducing the number of business buyers in the marketplace (buyers tend to get jobs instead of buying a business when unemployment is high). Summer-end vacations (early in September) were at an all time high this year (due to higher personal incomes) taking buyers, sellers, and brokers out of the marketplace for up to two weeks in total days during the month. The stock market and home prices were at all time highs allowing buyers to utilize more capital for down payments for potential small business purchases. Business purchase financing with SBA loans remained strong for business purchase financing despite that some local and regional lenders have lessened their business acquisition financing programs.
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. Car Washes
3. Laundromats
4. Businesses With Real Estate
5. Liquor Stores
6. Convenience Stores
7. Adjusted Net Income Over $100K
8. Postal/Mail Box Stores
9. Online eCommerce
10. Medical Billing Service
11. Absentee Run Businesses
12. Fast Food Franchises
13. Hair & Beauty Salons
14. Smoke Shops
15. Pre Schools
16. FBSO's - For Sale By Owner
17. Pet Related Services
18. Pizza Restaurants
19. Dry Cleaners & Agencies
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
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.

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.

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.

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.

George Lanza, Business Broker, At Plethora Business Sales

Plethora Businesses, a division of A Premier In Services, Inc., is a Business Intermediary Consulting Firm headquartered in Orange, California. Plethora specializes in the listing and sale of small and medium sized private businesses.

Mike Hurrell, Broker: Coin & Card Laundry Specialist Brokerage

Providencia Properties Inc in association with Golden State Laundry Systems is a full service Coin Laundry Real Estate Broker. At GSLS you will receive personalized attention from our professional staff of coin laundry experts. To sell or buy a Southern CA laundromat call Mike at 310-223-2240 X209.


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