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The BizBen Index - July Statistics For California Small Business Sales

Below are the July 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.

2020 2019 2018 2017 2016
Total Businesses Sold: Total Businesses Sold: Total Businesses Sold: Total Businesses Sold: Total Businesses Sold:
N/A

1,146

1,340

1,354

1,381

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

N/A

Alameda: 63

Amador: 5

Butte: 11

Contra Costa: 20

El Dorado: 3

Fresno: 55

Humboldt: 1

Imperial: 1

Kern: 20

Lassen: 1

Los Angeles: 314

Madera: 1

Marin: 8

Merced: 6

Monterey: 10

Napa: 1

Nevada: 4

Orange: 123

Placer: 6

Riverside: 51

Sacramento: 25

San Bernardino: 43

San Diego: 78

San Francisco: 54

San Joaquin: 28

San Luis Obispo: 19

San Mateo: 12

Santa Barbara: 18

Santa Clara: 66

Santa Cruz: 7

Shasta: 2

Solano: 13

Sonoma: 25

Stanislaus: 11

Tehama: 2

Tulare: 17

Tuolumne: 1

Ventura: 13

Yolo: 7

Yuba: 1


Alameda: 83

Amador: 5

Butte: 9

Calaveras: 1

Contra Costa: 14

El Dorado: 7

Fresno: 28

Glenn: 1

Humboldt: 2

Imperial: 1

Kern: 25

Kings: 1

Lassen: 1

Los Angeles: 354

Marin: 9

Mendocino: 1

Merced: 4

Mono: 1

Monterey: 13

Napa: 3

Nevada: 2

Orange: 176

Placer: 16

Riverside: 74

Sacramento: 37

San Bernardino: 53

San Diego: 107

San Francisco: 36

San Joaquin: 19

San Luis Obispo: 26

San Mateo: 23

Santa Barbara: 21

Santa Clara: 68

Santa Cruz: 9

Shasta: 7

Siskiyou: 1

Solano: 15

Sonoma: 28

Stanislaus: 6

Sutter: 1

Tehama: 1

Trinity: 1

Tulare: 6

Tuolumne: 3

Ventura: 33


Alameda: 87

Amador: 1

Butte: 8

Calaveras: 2

Contra Costa: 33

El Dorado: 16

Fresno: 14

Humboldt: 1

Imperial: 4

Kern: 30

Lassen: 1

Los Angeles: 334

Marin: 12

Merced: 7

Monterey: 15

Napa: 3

Nevada: 10

Orange: 143

Placer: 15

Plumas: 3

Riverside: 47

Sacramento: 61

San Bernardino: 83

San Diego: 101

San Francisco: 58

San Joaquin: 23

San Luis Obispo: 12

San Mateo: 16

Santa Barbara: 17

Santa Clara: 54

Santa Cruz: 15

Solano: 24

Sonoma: 21

Stanislaus: 17

Sutter: 1

Tehama: 3

Tulare: 7

Tuolumne: 5

Ventura: 29

Yolo: 13


Alameda: 81

Amador: 3

Butte: 11

Calaveras: 1

Contra Costa: 27

El Dorado: 3

Fresno: 45

Imperial: 5

Kern: 32

Lassen: 1

Los Angeles: 343

Marin: 8

Merced: 12

Monterey: 13

Napa: 10

Nevada: 4

Orange: 128

Placer: 18

Riverside: 54

Sacramento: 40

San Bernardino: 45

San Diego: 110

San Francisco: 64

San Joaquin: 34

San Luis Obispo: 14

San Mateo: 33

Santa Barbara: 10

Santa Clara: 81

Santa Cruz: 15

Shasta: 10

Solano: 16

Sonoma: 28

Stanislaus: 9

Sutter: 4

Tehama: 4

Tulare: 14

Tuolumne: 4

Ventura: 29

Washington: 1

Yolo: 14

2015 2014 2013 2012 2011
Total Businesses Sold: Total Businesses Sold: Total Businesses Sold: Total Businesses Sold: Total Businesses Sold:
1,381

1,381

1,381

1,381

1,381

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

: 2

Alameda: 10

Butte: 1

Calaveras: 1

Contra Costa: 5

El Dorado: 3

Fresno: 9

Imperial: 3

Kern: 9

Los Angeles: 105

Madera: 1

Marin: 3

Merced: 1

Monterey: 3

Napa: 3

Nevada: 1

Orange: 31

Placer: 3

Riverside: 42

Sacramento: 14

San Bernardino: 17

San Diego: 28

San Francisco: 16

San Joaquin: 9

San Luis Obispo: 4

San Mateo: 8

Santa Barbara: 4

Santa Clara: 23

Santa Cruz: 2

Shasta: 4

Solano: 3

Sonoma: 7

Stanislaus: 6

Sutter: 1

Tehama: 1

Tulare: 2

Ventura: 4

Yolo: 2


Alameda: 37

Amador: 3

Butte: 4

Calaveras: 1

Contra Costa: 24

El Dorado: 4

Fresno: 36

Humboldt: 3

Imperial: 1

Kern: 26

Lassen: 1

Los Angeles: 373

Madera: 3

Mendocino: 4

Merced: 1

Monterey: 20

Nevada: 3

Orange: 155

Placer: 10

Plumas: 1

Riverside: 66

Sacramento: 48

San Bernardino: 67

San Diego: 122

San Francisco: 19

San Joaquin: 16

San Luis Obispo: 12

San Mateo: 9

Santa Barbara: 15

Santa Clara: 65

Santa Cruz: 3

Shasta: 5

Solano: 13

Sonoma: 29

Stanislaus: 30

Sutter: 9

Tehama: 3

Tulare: 14

Ventura: 41

Yolo: 7

Yuba: 3


: 9

Alameda: 65

Amador: 2

Butte: 5

Calaveras: 4

Contra Costa: 28

El Dorado: 2

Fresno: 24

Imperial: 2

Inyo: 5

Kern: 33

Kings: 1

Los Angeles: 384

Madera: 1

Marin: 6

Mendocino: 2

Merced: 5

Monterey: 4

Napa: 10

Orange: 132

Placer: 18

Riverside: 51

Sacramento: 47

San Bernardino: 49

San Diego: 101

San Francisco: 75

San Joaquin: 9

San Luis Obispo: 18

San Mateo: 19

Santa Barbara: 20

Santa Clara: 71

Santa Cruz: 10

Shasta: 9

Solano: 14

Sonoma: 16

Stanislaus: 15

Sutter: 4

Tehama: 6

Tulare: 16

Tuolumne: 1

Ventura: 21

Yolo: 12

Yuba: 1


Alameda: 20

Amador: 2

Butte: 15

Contra Costa: 24

El Dorado: 3

Fresno: 31

Imperial: 5

Kern: 18

Los Angeles: 363

Madera: 1

Marin: 1

Mendocino: 1

Merced: 2

Monterey: 19

Nevada: 5

Orange: 119

Placer: 14

Plumas: 1

Riverside: 67

Sacramento: 53

San Bernardino: 44

San Diego: 85

San Francisco: 16

San Joaquin: 21

San Luis Obispo: 8

San Mateo: 37

Santa Barbara: 20

Santa Clara: 62

Santa Cruz: 16

Shasta: 4

Solano: 8

Sonoma: 28

Stanislaus: 26

Sutter: 4

Tehama: 6

Tulare: 10

Tuolumne: 6

Ventura: 36

Yolo: 5


Alameda: 42

Alpine: 1

Amador: 3

Butte: 3

Contra Costa: 21

El Dorado: 8

Fresno: 41

Imperial: 3

Kern: 35

Kings: 4

Lassen: 1

Los Angeles: 373

Madera: 4

Marin: 6

Mendocino: 1

Merced: 15

Monterey: 15

Napa: 9

Nevada: 1

Orange: 124

Placer: 6

Riverside: 81

Sacramento: 62

San Benito: 3

San Bernardino: 43

San Diego: 154

San Francisco: 55

San Joaquin: 30

San Luis Obispo: 11

San Mateo: 22

Santa Barbara: 13

Santa Clara: 72

Santa Cruz: 5

Shasta: 9

Solano: 9

Sonoma: 18

Stanislaus: 34

Sutter: 9

Tehama: 2

Tulare: 25

Tuolumne: 4

Ventura: 22

Yolo: 4


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  Helpful Resources To Assist In Selling And Buying California Businesses
Brad Steinberg, Business Broker: Laundromat Specialist

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Helen Yoo, New Century Escrow - Escrow Services In 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.

Elizabeth McGovern: Escrow Services - San Francisco 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 & Bulk Sale Services - CA

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.

Willard Michlin, CPA, Certified Fraud Examiner, Due Diligence

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.

Shalonda Chappel: Escrow & Bulk Sale Services - Southern California

Escrow services to brokers/agents, sellers, & buyers. Established 43 years. Extraordinary service. Experienced with handling difficult transactions. One stop for all your escrow needs: Bulk sales, lien searches, UCC searches, liquor license transfers, publishing & recording services. 951-808-3972.

Janet Carrera: Escrow & Bulk Sale Service - 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.

William F. Ziprick, Attorney: Legal Services For Buyers And Sellers

Through creative problem solving, attention to detail, accessibility, & understanding that unnecessary delay is often a deal killer, I work closely with my clients and other professionals to consistently achieve a high rate of closings. Office: 909-255-8353, Cell: 509-951-7230.


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