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BizBen Releases: Sonoma County Businesses Sold Stats - 2/18

Total sales of Sonoma County small businesses sold were down 50% from last month and down 21.7% from the same time last year in Sonoma County.

February 2018 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 2018 Sonoma County Small Businesses Sold: 18

February 2018 Sonoma County Small Businesses Sold By City: Cloverdale 1, Guerneville 1, Occidental 1, Petaluma 4, Rohnert Park 4, Santa Rosa 6, Sonoma 1

Percentage Decrease From Last Month: Down 50%

Percentage Decrease From This Time Last Year: Down 21.7%

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

January 2018:   36
December 2017:   52
November 2017:   23
October 2017:   31
September 2017:   30
August 2017:   14

Last Year's 2017 Total Small Businesses Sold For Sonoma County: 342

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

Some Key Econonomic & Geographic Information That Affected Sales Of Sonoma 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 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. 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 Sonoma County Small Business Stats And Information:

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

Phone: 866-270-6278

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