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BizBen Releases: Contra Costa County Businesses Sold Stats - 4/17

Total sales of Contra Costa County small businesses sold were down 38.9% from last month and down 35.3% from the same time last year in Contra Costa County.

April 2017 Contra Costa County completed small business sales transactions are listed below along with key economic data that drove these Contra Costa County specific small business stats:

Total April 2017 Contra Costa County Small Businesses Sold: 11

April 2017 Contra Costa County Small Businesses Sold By City: Antioch 3, Concord 1, Oakland 3, San Pablo 1, San Ramon 3

Percentage Decrease From Last Month: Down 38.9%

Percentage Decrease From This Time Last Year: Down 35.3%

Total Monthly Business For Sale Stats For Contra Costa County - Last 6 Months:

March 2017:   18
February 2017:   21
January 2017:   8
December 2016:   19
November 2016:   11
October 2016:   14

Last Year's 2016 Total Small Businesses Sold For Contra Costa County: 241

Total April 2017 Small Businesses Sold For All Of California: 1,290

Some Key Econonomic & Geographic Information That Affected Sales Of Contra Costa County & California Small Businesses For April 2017:

  •  Consumer (Business Buyer) Sentiment - Up - More Likely To Buy A Business
  •  Home Prices Steady - Greater Access To Equity
  •  Interest Rates Holding Steady
  •  Late Holiday - Easter, Passover
  •  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
  •  Spring Break - Vacations, Travel
  •  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

To view all small business sold stats for all Contra Costa County go to: Contra Costa County Businesses Sold Stats

To view all current Contra Costa County small businesses for sale & businesses wanted to buy requests go to: Contra Costa County Small Businesses For Sale / Wanted To Buy

Most Popular Search Requests Of Small Business Types Wanted By Business Buyers For This Period:

1. Car Washes
2. Automated Laundries
3. Branded Gas Stations
4. FBSO's - For Sale By Owner
5. Smog Test Shops
6. Liquor Stores
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. Manufacturing Businesses
14. Smoke & Vape Shops
15. Convenience Stores
16. Medical Marijuana Dispensaries
17. Boba Shops
18. Pizza Restaurants
19. Relocatable Businesses
20. Postal/Mail Box Stores

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 Contra Costa County Small Business Stats And Information:

Contact: Peter Siegel, MBA, BizBen.com Index Director

Phone: 866-270-6278

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Elizabeth McGovern: Escrow Services - SF Bay Area

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Diane Boudreau-Tschetter: Escrow And Bulk Sale Services

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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.

Matt Sadati, Business Broker, SF Bay Area, Northern CA

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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.

Mike Brewer: Liquor License Brokers, ABC Consulting Services

Liquor license brokerage and consulting services. We provide: Alcohol License Transfers Application Consulting & Processing, Liquor License Purchases & Sales, City Zoning Permits & Land Use Entitlements, Public Convenience or Necessity Findings and Letters. Phone Mike Brewer direct at 800-437-1100.

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.


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