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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:
1,217

1,311

1,290

1,363

1,193

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

Alameda: 53

Amador: 1

Butte: 8

Calaveras: 2

Contra Costa: 20

El Dorado: 15

Fresno: 25

Imperial: 2

Kern: 25

Lassen: 2

Los Angeles: 363

Marin: 19

Merced: 3

Monterey: 26

Orange: 96

Placer: 13

Riverside: 53

Sacramento: 43

San Bernardino: 63

San Diego: 115

San Francisco: 40

San Joaquin: 21

San Luis Obispo: 11

San Mateo: 20

Santa Barbara: 11

Santa Clara: 60

Santa Cruz: 10

Shasta: 4

Siskiyou: 1

Solano: 20

Sonoma: 22

Stanislaus: 12

Sutter: 6

Tehama: 1

Tulare: 5

Tuolumne: 1

Ventura: 22

Yolo: 3


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:
1,193

1,193

1,193

1,193

1,193

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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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.

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