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BizBen Releases: Santa Cruz County Businesses Sold Stats - 10/17

Total sales of Santa Cruz County small businesses sold were down 45.5% from last month and down 40% from the same time last year in Santa Cruz County.

October 2017 Santa Cruz County completed small business sales transactions are listed below along with key economic data that drove these Santa Cruz County specific small business stats:

Total October 2017 Santa Cruz County Small Businesses Sold: 6

October 2017 Santa Cruz County Small Businesses Sold By City: Aptos 1, Boulder Creek 1, Capitola 3, Santa Cruz 1

Percentage Decrease From Last Month: Down 45.5%

Percentage Decrease From This Time Last Year: Down 40%

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

September 2017:   11
August 2017:   17
July 2017:   15
June 2017:   17
May 2017:   4
April 2017:   13

Last Year's 2016 Total Small Businesses Sold For Santa Cruz County: 181

Total October 2017 Small Businesses Sold For All Of California: 1,421

Some Key Econonomic & Geographic Information That Affected Sales Of Santa Cruz County & California Small Businesses For October 2017:

  •  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 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
  •  Small Business Owner (Seller) Sentiment - Up - More Likely To Sell
  •  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 Santa Cruz County go to: Santa Cruz County Businesses Sold Stats

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

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

1. Card & Coin Laundromats
2. Online eCommerce
3. Self Serve Car Washes
4. Gas Stations
5. Liquor Stores
6. Convenience Stores
7. Smog Shops
8. Postal/Mail Box Stores
9. Used Car Lots
10. Specialty Retailers
11. FBSO's - For Sale By Owner
12. Fast Food Franchises
13. Specialty Ice Cream Stores
14. Smoke & Vape Shops
15. Flooring Services
16. Absentee Run Businesses
17. Boba Shops
18. Pizza Restaurants
19. Tire Stores
20. Ethnic 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 Santa Cruz County 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
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.

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.

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.

Harry Sidhu, CBB, Broker: SF Bay Area, Central Valley, SAC Region

Assisting both sellers and buyers of businesses - dealing mainly with Liquor Stores, Grocery Markets, Gas Stations, Smoke Shops, Restaurant Related, Retail Related, Service Related. Serving SF Bay Area, North Bay, Sacramento area. Call Harry Sidhu, CBB for assistance at 510-366-6130.

Jeff Back, Broker: Restaurant Specialist - SF Bay Area

J. Back & Associates Restaurant Real Estate was founded in 1988 as the first bay area real estate company to specialize exclusively in restaurant real estate. I am the past President of Charley Browns restaurants and have been involved in the restaurant business for over 35 years. 925-736-8200.

Shalonda Chappel-Pilgram: Escrow Services - Southern CA

Escrow services to brokers & agents, owner/sellers, & buyers. Established 43 years. Extraordinary service. Experienced with handling difficult transactions. One stop for all your escrow needs: Bulk sales, lien searches, UCC searches, liquor license transfers, publishing & recording services.

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.

AJ Rana - Business Broker, San Francisco Bay Area

Professionals who understand the importance of world class business brokerage service and the value it can create. Specializing in assisting sellers and buyers with retail stores, restaurants, hospitality & lodging, manufacturing operations, distribution companies, e-commerce and service businesses.


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