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BizBen Releases: Los Angeles County Businesses Sold Stats - 2/18

Total sales of Los Angeles County small businesses sold were down 8.4% from last month and down 26.9% from the same time last year in Los Angeles County.

February 2018 Los Angeles County completed small business sales transactions are listed below along with key economic data that drove these Los Angeles County specific small business stats:

Total February 2018 Los Angeles County Small Businesses Sold: 283

February 2018 Los Angeles County Small Businesses Sold By City: Agoura Hills 3, Alhambra 4, Arcadia 3, Baldwin Park 1, Bell Gardens 1, Bellflower 1, Beverly Hills 3, Burbank 9, Calabasas 1, Canoga Park 7, Cerritos 4, Chatsworth 1, City Of Industry 1, Claremont 1, Compton 1, Covina 3, Culver City 1, Downey 1, Duarte 1, El Monte 1, El Segundo 1, Encino 1, Gardena 1, Glendale 4, Hacienda Heights 1, Hawaiian Gardens 1, Hawthorne 3, Hermosa Beach 4, Hollywood 1, Huntington Park 1, Inglewood 7, La Mirada 1, Lakewood 4, Lancaster 3, Long Beach 22, Los Angeles 73, Lynwood 1, Manhattan Beach 1, Marina Del Rey 1, Maywood 1, Monrovia 1, Montebello 1, Monterey Park 1, Newhall 1, North Hills 1, North Hollywood 7, Norwalk 1, Pacoima 1, Palmdale 3, Palos Verdes Estates 1, Panorama City 1, Paramount 1, Pasadena 7, Pico Rivera 1, Pomona 7, Redondo Beach 3, Reseda 1, Rolling Hills Estates 1, Rosemead 3, Rowland Heights 3, San Dimas 1, San Gabriel 3, San Pedro 1, Santa Clarita 7, Sherman Oaks 6, South El Monte 1, South Gate 1, South San Gabriel 1, Stevenson Ranch 1, Studio City 1, Sun Valley 1, Tarzana 1, Temple City 1, Torrance 4, Valencia 4, Van Nuys 6, Walnut 1, West Covina 9, Whittier 6, Wilmington 1

February 2018 Los Angeles County Small Businesses Sold By City - Most Sales:

Los Angeles73
Long Beach22
Burbank9
West Covina9
Canoga Park7
Santa Clarita7
Inglewood7
North Hollywood7
Pomona7
Pasadena7

Percentage Decrease From Last Month: Down 8.4%

Percentage Decrease From This Time Last Year: Down 26.9%

Total Monthly Business For Sale Stats For Los Angeles County - Last 6 Months:

January 2018:   309
December 2017:   439
November 2017:   376
October 2017:   430
September 2017:   413
August 2017:   395

Last Year's 2017 Total Small Businesses Sold For Los Angeles County: 4,693

Total February 2018 Small Businesses Sold For All Of California: 1,337

Some Key Econonomic & Geographic Information That Affected Sales Of Los Angeles County & California Small Businesses For February 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 Steady - Greater Access To Equity
  •  Interest Rates Holding Steady
  •  Retirement Savings - Downtrend - Less 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 - Downtrend - Less 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 Los Angeles County go to: Los Angeles County Businesses Sold Stats

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

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

1. Branded Gas Stations
2. Online eCommerce
3. Self Serve Car Washes
4. Laundries - Card & Coin
5. Absentee Run Businesses
6. Convenience Stores
7. FSBO's For Sale By Owners
8. Postal/Mail Box Stores
9. Liquor Stores
10. Manufacturers
11. Home Health Care Agencies
12. Fast Food Restaurants
13. Markets
14. Hospice Services
15. Flooring Services
16. Consulting Practices
17. Specialty Retailers
18. Adjusted Net Income Over $100K
19. Specialty Restaurants
20. Auto Repair Services

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 Los Angeles County Small Business Stats And Information:

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

Phone: 866-270-6278

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