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BizBen Releases: Contra Costa County Businesses Sold Stats - 8/17

Total sales of Contra Costa County small businesses sold were down 60.6% from last month and down 35% from the same time last year in Contra Costa County.

August 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 August 2017 Contra Costa County Small Businesses Sold: 13

August 2017 Contra Costa County Small Businesses Sold By City: Antioch 1, El Cerrito 1, El Sobrante 1, Lafayette 1, Pinole 1, Pittsburg 1, San Pablo 1, San Ramon 6

Percentage Decrease From Last Month: Down 60.6%

Percentage Decrease From This Time Last Year: Down 35%

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

July 2017:   33
June 2017:   11
May 2017:   29
April 2017:   11
March 2017:   18
February 2017:   21

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

Total August 2017 Small Businesses Sold For All Of California: 1,442

Some Key Econonomic & Geographic Information That Affected Sales Of Contra Costa County & 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

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. 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 Contra Costa County Small Business Stats And Information:

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

Phone: 866-270-6278

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