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The BizBen Index - January Statistics For California Small Business Sales

Below are the January 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:
1,363

1,378

1,460

1,268

1,301

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

Alameda: 57

Amador: 3

Butte: 13

Contra Costa: 30

El Dorado: 13

Fresno: 18

Glenn: 1

Humboldt: 2

Kern: 30

Lassen: 2

Los Angeles: 309

Madera: 1

Marin: 20

Merced: 15

Monterey: 18

Napa: 6

Nevada: 4

Orange: 146

Placer: 28

Riverside: 69

Sacramento: 47

San Bernardino: 80

San Diego: 139

San Francisco: 45

San Joaquin: 44

San Luis Obispo: 9

San Mateo: 28

Santa Barbara: 10

Santa Clara: 40

Santa Cruz: 8

Shasta: 6

Solano: 19

Sonoma: 36

Stanislaus: 11

Sutter: 4

Tehama: 2

Tulare: 8

Tuolumne: 4

Ventura: 24

Yolo: 7


Alameda: 63

Amador: 2

Butte: 8

Calaveras: 2

Contra Costa: 8

El Dorado: 7

Fresno: 44

Glenn: 1

Humboldt: 2

Imperial: 1

Kern: 46

Lassen: 1

Los Angeles: 443

Madera: 1

Marin: 11

Mendocino: 1

Merced: 2

Mono: 1

Monterey: 7

Napa: 7

Nevada: 10

Orange: 136

Placer: 10

Plumas: 3

Riverside: 66

Sacramento: 36

San Bernardino: 54

San Diego: 124

San Francisco: 61

San Joaquin: 20

San Luis Obispo: 11

San Mateo: 21

Santa Barbara: 13

Santa Clara: 65

Santa Cruz: 4

Shasta: 11

Siskiyou: 1

Solano: 8

Sonoma: 24

Stanislaus: 11

Sutter: 1

Trinity: 1

Tulare: 13

Ventura: 5

Yolo: 8


Alameda: 59

Butte: 4

Calaveras: 3

Contra Costa: 28

El Dorado: 16

Fresno: 47

Glenn: 3

Humboldt: 2

Kern: 41

Los Angeles: 385

Madera: 1

Marin: 9

Merced: 4

Monterey: 18

Napa: 8

Orange: 146

Placer: 16

Riverside: 70

Sacramento: 57

San Bernardino: 67

San Diego: 101

San Francisco: 63

San Joaquin: 18

San Luis Obispo: 10

San Mateo: 14

Santa Barbara: 32

Santa Clara: 55

Santa Cruz: 16

Shasta: 24

Siskiyou: 1

Solano: 9

Sonoma: 26

Stanislaus: 19

Sutter: 3

Tehama: 6

Trinity: 3

Tulare: 19

Tuolumne: 3

Ventura: 39

Yolo: 4


Alameda: 55

Amador: 2

Butte: 13

Calaveras: 2

Contra Costa: 39

El Dorado: 11

Fresno: 32

Humboldt: 3

Kern: 17

Kings: 2

Lassen: 1

Los Angeles: 345

Madera: 1

Marin: 3

Mariposa: 1

Mendocino: 1

Merced: 6

Monterey: 18

Napa: 13

Nevada: 5

Orange: 110

Placer: 19

Riverside: 35

Sacramento: 42

San Bernardino: 49

San Diego: 105

San Francisco: 45

San Joaquin: 20

San Luis Obispo: 11

San Mateo: 22

Santa Barbara: 13

Santa Clara: 70

Santa Cruz: 9

Shasta: 8

Solano: 16

Sonoma: 23

Stanislaus: 25

Sutter: 8

Trinity: 1

Tulare: 14

Tuolumne: 2

Ventura: 39

Yolo: 10


Alameda: 51

Amador: 6

Butte: 4

Contra Costa: 38

El Dorado: 7

Fresno: 51

Imperial: 4

Kern: 38

Kings: 3

Lassen: 1

Los Angeles: 294

Merced: 5

Monterey: 12

Napa: 5

Nevada: 3

Orange: 125

Placer: 20

Riverside: 75

Sacramento: 64

San Bernardino: 53

San Diego: 95

San Francisco: 45

San Joaquin: 33

San Luis Obispo: 19

San Mateo: 17

Santa Barbara: 11

Santa Clara: 48

Santa Cruz: 16

Shasta: 9

Solano: 12

Sonoma: 28

Stanislaus: 24

Tehama: 4

Tulare: 26

Tuolumne: 1

Ventura: 42

Yolo: 10

2013 2012 2011 2010 2009
Total Businesses Sold: Total Businesses Sold: Total Businesses Sold: Total Businesses Sold: Total Businesses Sold:
1,301

1,301

1,301

1,301

1,301

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

: 5

Alameda: 32

Amador: 7

Butte: 4

Contra Costa: 36

El Dorado: 3

Fresno: 43

Glenn: 1

Imperial: 3

Kern: 27

Los Angeles: 289

Madera: 2

Marin: 4

Mariposa: 1

Merced: 6

Monterey: 14

Nevada: 5

Orange: 129

Placer: 11

Riverside: 50

Sacramento: 36

San Bernardino: 55

San Diego: 132

San Francisco: 31

San Joaquin: 16

San Luis Obispo: 24

San Mateo: 25

Santa Barbara: 13

Santa Clara: 47

Santa Cruz: 9

Solano: 7

Sonoma: 28

Stanislaus: 27

Sutter: 4

Tehama: 7

Trinity: 1

Tulare: 11

Tuolumne: 4

Ventura: 23

Yolo: 7


Alameda: 53

Amador: 6

Butte: 3

Contra Costa: 43

El Dorado: 15

Fresno: 50

Kern: 34

Los Angeles: 268

Merced: 15

Monterey: 21

Napa: 6

Nevada: 8

Orange: 117

Placer: 18

Riverside: 41

Sacramento: 52

San Bernardino: 65

San Diego: 95

San Francisco: 66

San Joaquin: 47

San Luis Obispo: 13

San Mateo: 18

Santa Barbara: 11

Santa Clara: 43

Santa Cruz: 14

Shasta: 12

Solano: 4

Sonoma: 10

Stanislaus: 30

Tulare: 17

Tuolumne: 4

Ventura: 17

Yolo: 7


Alameda: 42

Butte: 8

Contra Costa: 35

El Dorado: 11

Fresno: 52

Humboldt: 5

Imperial: 1

Inyo: 1

Kern: 47

Kings: 1

Los Angeles: 277

Madera: 4

Marin: 13

Mendocino: 1

Merced: 6

Monterey: 22

Napa: 3

Orange: 142

Placer: 14

Riverside: 43

Sacramento: 34

San Bernardino: 58

San Diego: 118

San Francisco: 62

San Joaquin: 5

San Luis Obispo: 9

San Mateo: 19

Santa Barbara: 18

Santa Clara: 58

Santa Cruz: 21

Shasta: 4

Solano: 6

Sonoma: 27

Stanislaus: 13

Sutter: 8

Trinity: 1

Tulare: 17

Ventura: 35

Yolo: 4

Yuba: 3


Alameda: 58

Butte: 8

Contra Costa: 27

El Dorado: 9

Fresno: 40

Glenn: 1

Humboldt: 1

Imperial: 4

Inyo: 1

Kern: 20

Kings: 1

Los Angeles: 292

Madera: 1

Marin: 11

Mendocino: 2

Merced: 8

Monterey: 15

Napa: 9

Nevada: 5

Orange: 96

Placer: 14

Riverside: 25

Sacramento: 27

San Bernardino: 38

San Diego: 68

San Francisco: 34

San Joaquin: 30

San Luis Obispo: 15

San Mateo: 17

Santa Barbara: 12

Santa Clara: 83

Santa Cruz: 11

Shasta: 4

Solano: 9

Sonoma: 11

Stanislaus: 24

Sutter: 3

Tehama: 1

Tulare: 14

Tuolumne: 3

Ventura: 16

Yolo: 6


Alameda: 72

Butte: 16

Calaveras: 1

Contra Costa: 15

El Dorado: 10

Fresno: 41

Humboldt: 3

Imperial: 3

Kern: 34

Los Angeles: 227

Marin: 7

Mendocino: 1

Merced: 6

Monterey: 14

Orange: 80

Placer: 7

Riverside: 16

Sacramento: 33

San Bernardino: 20

San Diego: 51

San Francisco: 40

San Joaquin: 14

San Luis Obispo: 4

San Mateo: 33

Santa Barbara: 11

Santa Clara: 30

Santa Cruz: 16

Solano: 11

Sonoma: 8

Stanislaus: 16

Tulare: 14

Tuolumne: 2

Ventura: 6

Yolo: 3


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