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BizBen Releases: Sonoma County Businesses Sold Stats - 2/17

Total sales of Sonoma County small businesses sold were down 4.2% from last month and up 9.5% from the same time last year in Sonoma County.

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

Total February 2017 Sonoma County Small Businesses Sold: 23

February 2017 Sonoma County Small Businesses Sold By City: Cotati 1, Forestville 3, Glen Ellen 1, Petaluma 6, Rohnert Park 1, Santa Rosa 9, Sebastopol 1, Sonoma 1

Percentage Decrease From Last Month: Down 4.2%

Percentage Increase From This Time Last Year: Up 9.5%

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

January 2017:   24
December 2016:   31
November 2016:   13
October 2016:   29
September 2016:   15
August 2016:   23

Last Year's 2016 Total Small Businesses Sold For Sonoma County: 301

Total February 2017 Small Businesses Sold For All Of California: 1,373

Some Key Econonomic & Geographic Information That Affected Sales Of Sonoma County & California Small Businesses For February 2017:

  •  Consumer (Business Buyer) Sentiment - Up - More Likely To Buy A Business
  •  Corporate Employment Was Up - Less People Looking To Buy A Business
  •  Holiday Or Event - Presidents Weekend - More Consumers Traveling
  •  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 Sonoma County go to: Sonoma County Businesses Sold Stats

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

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

1. Self Serve Car Washes
2. Independent Or Branded Gas Stations
3. Card Automated Laundries
4. Liquor Stores
5. Branded Gas Stations With Real Estate
6. Absentee Run Businesses
7. Pre Schools
8. Postal/Mail Box Stores
9. Home-Based Businesses
10. Elderly Care Homes
11. eCommerce Websites
12. Subway Franchises
13. Fast Food Franchise Restaurants
14. Coffee, Espresso Shops
15. Convenience Stores
16. Medical Marijuana Dispensaries
17. For Sale By Owner - FSBO
18. Smog Test Shops
19. Smoke & Vape Shops
20. Garage Door 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 Sonoma County Small Business Stats And Information:

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

Phone: 866-270-6278

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