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The BizBen Index - April Statistics For California Small Business Sales

Below are the April five year statistics for California small and mid-sized business sales.

Annual County Stats. Annual City Stats. Total Yearly Stats.

See other months: January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December.

2019 2018 2017 2016 2015
Total Businesses Sold: Total Businesses Sold: Total Businesses Sold: Total Businesses Sold: Total Businesses Sold:





Sales By County: Sales By County: Sales By County: Sales By County: Sales By County:


Alameda: 64

Amador: 3

Butte: 8

Calaveras: 1

Contra Costa: 4

El Dorado: 9

Fresno: 33

Imperial: 1

Kern: 14

Lassen: 4

Los Angeles: 387

Marin: 17

Merced: 2

Mono: 1

Monterey: 24

Nevada: 6

Orange: 134

Placer: 21

Riverside: 66

Sacramento: 34

San Bernardino: 38

San Diego: 100

San Francisco: 67

San Joaquin: 21

San Luis Obispo: 19

San Mateo: 31

Santa Barbara: 10

Santa Clara: 68

Santa Cruz: 22

Shasta: 9

Solano: 4

Sonoma: 19

Stanislaus: 18

Sutter: 5

Tehama: 2

Tulare: 9

Tuolumne: 7

Ventura: 23

Yolo: 3

Alameda: 72

Amador: 1

Butte: 3

Calaveras: 1

Contra Costa: 11

El Dorado: 15

Fresno: 23

Glenn: 3

Humboldt: 3

Kern: 29

Lassen: 3

Los Angeles: 333

Madera: 3

Marin: 20

Merced: 1

Mono: 1

Monterey: 14

Nevada: 4

Orange: 131

Placer: 8

Riverside: 46

Sacramento: 51

San Bernardino: 52

San Diego: 134

San Francisco: 54

San Joaquin: 32

San Luis Obispo: 28

San Mateo: 9

Santa Barbara: 14

Santa Clara: 46

Santa Cruz: 13

Shasta: 9

Solano: 24

Sonoma: 25

Stanislaus: 11

Tehama: 5

Tulare: 11

Ventura: 35

Yolo: 6

Alameda: 75

Amador: 3

Butte: 16

Contra Costa: 17

El Dorado: 10

Fresno: 34

Imperial: 12

Kern: 29

Los Angeles: 318

Madera: 1

Marin: 9

Merced: 7

Monterey: 18

Napa: 8

Nevada: 9

Orange: 163

Placer: 4

Riverside: 80

Sacramento: 58

San Bernardino: 49

San Diego: 141

San Francisco: 54

San Joaquin: 18

San Mateo: 18

Santa Barbara: 14

Santa Clara: 71

Santa Cruz: 10

Shasta: 8

Solano: 11

Sonoma: 22

Stanislaus: 11

Tehama: 1

Tulare: 10

Tuolumne: 3

Ventura: 39

Yolo: 5

Alameda: 44

Butte: 12

Contra Costa: 29

El Dorado: 4

Fresno: 31

Imperial: 13

Kern: 13

Lassen: 1

Los Angeles: 300

Marin: 9

Merced: 3

Monterey: 15

Napa: 4

Nevada: 1

Orange: 132

Placer: 16

Plumas: 1

Riverside: 48

Sacramento: 26

San Bernardino: 59

San Diego: 103

San Francisco: 52

San Joaquin: 22

San Luis Obispo: 21

San Mateo: 21

Santa Barbara: 19

Santa Clara: 66

Santa Cruz: 10

Shasta: 10

Solano: 3

Sonoma: 34

Stanislaus: 12

Sutter: 7

Tehama: 1

Tulare: 22

Tuolumne: 1

Ventura: 20

Yolo: 8

2014 2013 2012 2011 2010
Total Businesses Sold: Total Businesses Sold: Total Businesses Sold: Total Businesses Sold: Total Businesses Sold:





Sales By County: Sales By County: Sales By County: Sales By County: Sales By County:

: 2

Alameda: 45

Amador: 3

Butte: 1

Contra Costa: 29

El Dorado: 4

Fresno: 40

Imperial: 1

Kern: 17

Lassen: 1

Los Angeles: 267

Marin: 2

Merced: 2

Monterey: 7

Napa: 4

Nevada: 3

Orange: 124

Placer: 6

Riverside: 44

Sacramento: 36

San Bernardino: 29

San Diego: 78

San Francisco: 36

San Joaquin: 25

San Luis Obispo: 16

San Mateo: 18

Santa Barbara: 12

Santa Clara: 56

Santa Cruz: 7

Shasta: 5

Solano: 11

Sonoma: 16

Stanislaus: 11

Sutter: 4

Tehama: 4

Tulare: 8

Tuolumne: 1

Ventura: 35

Yolo: 4

: 3

Alameda: 22

Amador: 1

Butte: 8

Calaveras: 1

Contra Costa: 23

El Dorado: 2

Fresno: 26

Imperial: 1

Kern: 18

Los Angeles: 279

Marin: 1

Mendocino: 1

Merced: 3

Monterey: 21

Orange: 118

Placer: 5

Riverside: 56

Sacramento: 16

San Bernardino: 20

San Diego: 93

San Francisco: 22

San Joaquin: 11

San Luis Obispo: 7

San Mateo: 13

Santa Barbara: 14

Santa Clara: 39

Shasta: 4

Solano: 8

Sonoma: 14

Stanislaus: 8

Sutter: 1

Tehama: 1

Tulare: 9

Tuolumne: 2

Ventura: 28

Yolo: 6

Alameda: 36

Alpine: 1

Amador: 3

Butte: 5

Contra Costa: 29

El Dorado: 2

Fresno: 21

Imperial: 6

Inyo: 1

Kern: 25

Lassen: 2

Los Angeles: 274

Marin: 4

Mendocino: 2

Merced: 5

Monterey: 10

Napa: 2

Nevada: 6

Orange: 130

Placer: 10

Riverside: 64

Sacramento: 38

San Bernardino: 36

San Diego: 99

San Francisco: 33

San Joaquin: 12

San Luis Obispo: 9

San Mateo: 25

Santa Barbara: 13

Santa Clara: 84

Santa Cruz: 18

Shasta: 5

Solano: 7

Sonoma: 23

Stanislaus: 15

Sutter: 1

Tulare: 7

Tuolumne: 1

Ventura: 20

Yolo: 5

Yuba: 2

Alameda: 58

Amador: 5

Butte: 5

Contra Costa: 24

El Dorado: 3

Fresno: 23

Imperial: 3

Kern: 18

Kings: 1

Lassen: 1

Los Angeles: 267

Marin: 13

Merced: 3

Mono: 1

Monterey: 13

Napa: 5

Nevada: 1

Orange: 103

Placer: 7

Riverside: 43

Sacramento: 22

San Bernardino: 24

San Diego: 62

San Francisco: 52

San Joaquin: 23

San Luis Obispo: 6

San Mateo: 7

Santa Barbara: 11

Santa Clara: 60

Santa Cruz: 6

Shasta: 7

Solano: 19

Sonoma: 24

Stanislaus: 14

Sutter: 4

Tehama: 1

Tulare: 12

Ventura: 23

Yolo: 11

Yuba: 1

Alameda: 30

Butte: 10

Calaveras: 1

Contra Costa: 24

El Dorado: 4

Fresno: 32

Humboldt: 2

Kern: 22

Los Angeles: 341

Marin: 3

Mendocino: 3

Merced: 4

Monterey: 18

Napa: 8

Orange: 114

Placer: 7

Riverside: 13

Sacramento: 40

San Bernardino: 35

San Diego: 116

San Francisco: 30

San Joaquin: 27

San Luis Obispo: 9

San Mateo: 19

Santa Barbara: 11

Santa Clara: 65

Santa Cruz: 3

Shasta: 6

Solano: 7

Sonoma: 33

Stanislaus: 16

Tehama: 2

Tulare: 11

Tuolumne: 1

Ventura: 25

Yolo: 2

Yuba: 1

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  Helpful Resources To Assist In Selling And Buying California Businesses
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.

Ranvir S. Sandhu, Esq. - Legal Services For Buyers And Sellers

I've worked at top Bay Area law firms and have extensive experience with business entity formation, mergers, dissolutions, conversions, employment matters, including experience in reviewing and negotiating transactional documents such as leases and purchase agreements.

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.

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.

Mark Chatow, Esq.: Legal Services For Buying, Selling Businesses

Mark has a broad range of small business purchase & sale experience from analyzing potential acquisition targets to successfully guiding buyers and sellers through the purchase & sale of small businesses. Mark can assist with contracts, negotiations, legal matters, etc. Reach Mark at 949-478-8393.

Willard Michlin, CPA, Certified Fraud Examiner, Due Diligence Services

Willard Michlin, CPA #106752, offers buyers step by step training & assistance in doing Due Diligence Services when they are thinking of making an offer, or are in process of investigating a business purchase. He helps to determine the actual net profit even when there is cash. Call 805-428-2063.

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.

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.

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