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BizBen Releases: Santa Cruz County Businesses Sold Stats - 4/18

Total sales of Santa Cruz County small businesses sold were up 266.7% from last month and up 69.2% from the same time last year in Santa Cruz County.

April 2018 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 April 2018 Santa Cruz County Small Businesses Sold: 22

April 2018 Santa Cruz County Small Businesses Sold By City: Aptos 1, Boulder Creek 1, Capitola 4, Santa Cruz 9, Watsonville 7

Percentage Increase From Last Month: Up 266.7%

Percentage Increase From This Time Last Year: Up 69.2%

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

March 2018:   6
February 2018:   14
January 2018:   8
December 2017:   14
November 2017:   6
October 2017:   6

Last Year's 2017 Total Small Businesses Sold For Santa Cruz County: 116

Total April 2018 Small Businesses Sold For All Of California: 1,311

Some Key Econonomic & Geographic Information That Affected Sales Of Santa Cruz County & California Small Businesses For April 2018:

  •  Consumer (Business Buyer) Sentiment - Up - More Likely To Buy A Business
  •  Home Prices Steady - Greater Access To Equity
  •  Interest Rates Moving Up - Less Access 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 - 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 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. Laundromats
2. eCommerce Websites
3. Self Serve Car Washes
4. Gas Stations
5. Liquor Stores
6. C-Stores & Markets
7. Smog Shops
8. Mailbox, Postal, Shipping Stores
9. Used Car Lots
10. Auto Repair Shops
11. FBSO's - For Sale By Owner
12. Fast Food Franchises
13. Specialty Ice Cream Stores
14. Smoke & Vape Shops
15. Home Decor & Staging Services
16. Absentee Run Businesses
17. Juice, Smoothie Shops
18. Pizzeria Restaurants
19. Tire & Wheel Shops
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
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.

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.

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.

Helen Yoo: Escrow & Bulk Sale Services - Southern California

New Century Escrow, Inc. is a fully licensed & bonded independent escrow company. Over 20 years combined experience in handling bulk escrow transactions. Multi-lingual staff that speaks your language, including Korean, Chinese, Vietnamese. Call Helen Yoo direct at 626-890-1151.

Manjit Singh: SF Bay Area - Business Broker

Assistance in the San Francisco Bay Area. Contact me about buying or selling a restaurant, liquor store, gas stations, markets, and c-store businesses. If you are looking to buy or sell a SF Bay Area liquor store, market, c-store, restaurant, etc phone me direct at 510-417-9429.

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

I have Engineering and Law, JD degree, with over 30 years of experience in all phases of entrepreneurship. During the past 15 years my concentration has been in business of mergers and consulting. I have owned and operated over 33 businesses each having one to 30 branches.

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.


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