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BizBen Releases: Santa Barbara County Businesses Sold Stats - 9/18

Total sales of Santa Barbara County small businesses sold were up 7.1% from last month and up 25% from the same time last year in Santa Barbara County.

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

Total September 2018 Santa Barbara County Small Businesses Sold: 15

September 2018 Santa Barbara County Small Businesses Sold By City: Carpinteria 3, Goleta 3, Lompoc 1, Orcutt 1, Santa Barbara 3, Santa Maria 4

Percentage Increase From Last Month: Up 7.1%

Percentage Increase From This Time Last Year: Up 25%

Total Monthly Business For Sale Stats For Santa Barbara County - Last 6 Months:

August 2018:   14
July 2018:   21
June 2018:   17
May 2018:   10
April 2018:   10
March 2018:   8

Last Year's 2017 Total Small Businesses Sold For Santa Barbara County: 162

Total September 2018 Small Businesses Sold For All Of California: 1,099

Some Key Econonomic & Geographic Information That Affected Sales Of Santa Barbara County & 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

To view all small business sold stats for all Santa Barbara County go to: Santa Barbara County Businesses Sold Stats

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

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 Santa Barbara County Small Business Stats And Information:

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

Phone: 866-270-6278

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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.

Brad Steinberg, Broker - Laundromat Specialists

PWS is the leading laundromat broker in California. Since 1968 PWS has brokered over 2,500 laundromat sales. With over 90 employees dedicated to the coin laundry industry, PWS has 18 licensed agents, a 3 person in-house finance department, 10 service technicians and a 20 person parts department.

Peter Siegel, MBA - SBA Loans, Non SBA Financing Assistance

For over 25 years I have provided niche business purchase financial advisory and loan placement services with SBA and Non-SBA Loans, Retirement Plan Conversions, Private Investors, etc. Financing amounts available: $20K to $7MM. Call today to get pre-qualified or receive financing: 866-270-6278.


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