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The BizBen Index - December Statistics For California Small Business Sales

Below are the December 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:
N/A

1,082

1,492

1,397

1,439

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

N/A

Alameda: 67

Butte: 3

Contra Costa: 15

Dauphin: 3

El Dorado: 5

Fresno: 36

Humboldt: 1

Imperial: 1

Kern: 18

Los Angeles: 290

Madera: 1

Marin: 11

Merced: 10

Monterey: 20

Napa: 11

Nevada: 6

Orange: 94

Placer: 13

Riverside: 38

Sacramento: 36

San Bernardino: 32

San Diego: 85

San Francisco: 58

San Joaquin: 18

San Luis Obispo: 6

San Mateo: 19

Santa Barbara: 10

Santa Clara: 55

Santa Cruz: 12

Shasta: 4

Solano: 5

Sonoma: 23

Stanislaus: 15

Sutter: 4

Tehama: 4

Tulare: 20

Tuolumne: 2

Ventura: 10

Yolo: 12

Yuba: 1


Alameda: 10

Butte: 27

Contra Costa: 15

El Dorado: 8

Fresno: 33

Imperial: 2

Kern: 29

Lassen: 2

Los Angeles: 439

Madera: 2

Marin: 12

Mariposa: 1

Merced: 1

Monterey: 7

Napa: 5

Nevada: 6

Orange: 182

Placer: 33

Riverside: 98

Sacramento: 62

San Bernardino: 74

San Diego: 114

San Francisco: 49

San Joaquin: 27

San Luis Obispo: 11

San Mateo: 25

Santa Barbara: 20

Santa Clara: 65

Santa Cruz: 14

Solano: 16

Sonoma: 52

Stanislaus: 9

Sutter: 1

Tulare: 13

Tuolumne: 1

Ventura: 15

Yolo: 8


Alameda: 75

Butte: 10

Contra Costa: 19

El Dorado: 9

Fresno: 48

Humboldt: 2

Imperial: 5

Kern: 39

Lassen: 1

Los Angeles: 368

Marin: 20

Mariposa: 1

Merced: 8

Monterey: 15

Napa: 5

Nevada: 5

Orange: 113

Placer: 18

Plumas: 1

Riverside: 76

Sacramento: 25

San Bernardino: 86

San Diego: 121

San Francisco: 21

San Joaquin: 19

San Luis Obispo: 15

San Mateo: 40

Santa Barbara: 18

Santa Clara: 69

Santa Cruz: 14

Shasta: 4

Solano: 7

Sonoma: 31

Stanislaus: 12

Sutter: 3

Tulare: 13

Tuolumne: 3

Ventura: 40

Yolo: 15


Alameda: 59

Amador: 3

Butte: 11

Contra Costa: 44

El Dorado: 11

Fresno: 39

Imperial: 3

Kern: 34

Lassen: 1

Los Angeles: 387

Madera: 1

Marin: 12

Mendocino: 1

Merced: 1

Monterey: 10

Napa: 3

Nevada: 3

Orange: 148

Placer: 18

Riverside: 75

Sacramento: 55

San Bernardino: 72

San Diego: 91

San Francisco: 60

San Joaquin: 23

San Luis Obispo: 18

San Mateo: 26

Santa Barbara: 19

Santa Clara: 76

Santa Cruz: 17

Shasta: 12

Solano: 8

Sonoma: 34

Spokane: 1

Stanislaus: 9

Sutter: 4

Tehama: 1

Tulare: 19

Ventura: 22

Yolo: 6

Yuba: 1

2014 2013 2012 2011 2010
Total Businesses Sold: Total Businesses Sold: Total Businesses Sold: Total Businesses Sold: Total Businesses Sold:
1,439

1,439

1,439

1,439

1,439

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

: 5

Alameda: 58

Amador: 2

Butte: 4

Calaveras: 1

Contra Costa: 57

El Dorado: 8

Fresno: 44

Humboldt: 2

Imperial: 5

Kern: 28

Lassen: 1

Los Angeles: 294

Madera: 1

Mariposa: 1

Merced: 8

Monterey: 19

Napa: 4

Nevada: 4

Orange: 165

Placer: 23

Plumas: 1

Riverside: 68

Sacramento: 38

San Bernardino: 59

San Diego: 102

San Francisco: 43

San Joaquin: 36

San Luis Obispo: 6

San Mateo: 21

Santa Barbara: 10

Santa Clara: 65

Santa Cruz: 6

Shasta: 12

Solano: 14

Sonoma: 31

Stanislaus: 23

Sutter: 6

Tulare: 18

Tuolumne: 3

Ventura: 19

Yolo: 9

Yuba: 2


: 2

Alameda: 46

Amador: 3

Butte: 1

Contra Costa: 30

El Dorado: 8

Fresno: 38

Humboldt: 6

Imperial: 3

Kern: 30

Lassen: 1

Los Angeles: 406

Marin: 6

Mendocino: 1

Merced: 13

Mono: 3

Monterey: 10

Napa: 8

Nevada: 6

Orange: 140

Placer: 15

Plumas: 1

Riverside: 56

Sacramento: 30

San Bernardino: 63

San Diego: 128

San Francisco: 66

San Joaquin: 25

San Luis Obispo: 28

San Mateo: 34

Santa Barbara: 13

Santa Clara: 60

Santa Cruz: 8

Shasta: 2

Siskiyou: 1

Solano: 8

Sonoma: 23

Stanislaus: 15

Sutter: 7

Tulare: 20

Tuolumne: 4

Ventura: 33

Yolo: 2


: 1

Alameda: 50

Amador: 3

Butte: 1

Calaveras: 3

Contra Costa: 31

El Dorado: 3

Fresno: 36

Imperial: 2

Kern: 27

Kings: 1

Los Angeles: 297

Marin: 8

Merced: 7

Monterey: 16

Napa: 1

Nevada: 3

Orange: 171

Placer: 10

Riverside: 87

Sacramento: 49

San Bernardino: 81

San Diego: 100

San Francisco: 49

San Joaquin: 8

San Luis Obispo: 14

San Mateo: 31

Santa Barbara: 22

Santa Clara: 66

Santa Cruz: 10

Shasta: 9

Solano: 10

Sonoma: 29

Stanislaus: 23

Sutter: 4

Tehama: 1

Tulare: 20

Ventura: 30

Yolo: 8


Alameda: 50

Amador: 1

Butte: 7

Contra Costa: 27

El Dorado: 7

Fresno: 32

Humboldt: 2

Imperial: 4

Kern: 38

Lassen: 7

Los Angeles: 322

Madera: 1

Marin: 1

Mendocino: 1

Merced: 10

Monterey: 8

Napa: 4

Nevada: 2

Orange: 97

Placer: 10

Riverside: 82

Sacramento: 39

San Bernardino: 59

San Diego: 111

San Francisco: 51

San Joaquin: 15

San Luis Obispo: 16

San Mateo: 22

Santa Barbara: 23

Santa Clara: 61

Santa Cruz: 9

Shasta: 6

Solano: 12

Sonoma: 14

Stanislaus: 18

Sutter: 3

Tehama: 3

Tulare: 17

Tuolumne: 8

Ventura: 7

Yolo: 7


Alameda: 51

Amador: 1

Butte: 6

Contra Costa: 29

El Dorado: 6

Fresno: 44

Humboldt: 3

Imperial: 2

Kern: 31

Lake: 1

Lassen: 3

Los Angeles: 295

Madera: 1

Marin: 3

Mendocino: 1

Merced: 2

Mono: 1

Monterey: 17

Napa: 1

Nevada: 5

Orange: 110

Placer: 12

Riverside: 74

Sacramento: 27

San Bernardino: 52

San Diego: 95

San Francisco: 78

San Joaquin: 18

San Luis Obispo: 13

San Mateo: 19

Santa Barbara: 23

Santa Clara: 83

Santa Cruz: 12

Shasta: 8

Solano: 11

Sonoma: 33

Stanislaus: 16

Sutter: 15

Tehama: 4

Tulare: 13

Tuolumne: 1

Ventura: 31

Yolo: 1

Yuba: 1


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Diane Boudreau-Tschetter: Escrow And Bulk Sale Services

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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.

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

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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.

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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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.

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.


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