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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.

2018 2017 2016 2015 2014
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: 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

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

2013 2012 2011 2010 2009
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:

: 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

Alameda: 87

Amador: 1

Butte: 18

Calaveras: 3

Contra Costa: 75

El Dorado: 13

Fresno: 42

Glenn: 3

Humboldt: 1

Imperial: 6

Kern: 43

Kings: 1

Los Angeles: 344

Madera: 1

Marin: 17

Mendocino: 2

Merced: 7

Mono: 1

Monterey: 45

Napa: 8

Nevada: 1

Orange: 87

Placer: 32

Riverside: 27

Sacramento: 63

San Bernardino: 108

San Diego: 161

San Francisco: 51

San Joaquin: 29

San Luis Obispo: 23

San Mateo: 56

Santa Barbara: 41

Santa Clara: 125

Santa Cruz: 28

Solano: 21

Sonoma: 39

Stanislaus: 39

Sutter: 3

Tehama: 1

Tulare: 41

Tuolumne: 5

Ventura: 60

Yolo: 7

Yuba: 2

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  Helpful Resources To Assist In Selling And Buying California Businesses
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Janet Carrera - Escrow & Bulk Sale Services - SF Bay Area

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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.

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