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The BizBen Index - March Statistics For California Small Business Sales

Below are the March 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:
0

1,196

1,553

1,537

1,328

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


Alameda: 48

Amador: 1

Butte: 2

Contra Costa: 18

El Dorado: 6

Fresno: 24

Imperial: 4

Kern: 28

Los Angeles: 346

Madera: 1

Marin: 21

Merced: 4

Monterey: 15

Napa: 1

Nevada: 1

Orange: 149

Placer: 14

Riverside: 42

Sacramento: 36

San Bernardino: 60

San Diego: 117

San Francisco: 47

San Joaquin: 14

San Luis Obispo: 6

San Mateo: 19

Santa Barbara: 8

Santa Clara: 68

Santa Cruz: 6

Shasta: 17

Solano: 12

Sonoma: 14

Stanislaus: 2

Sutter: 1

Trinity: 1

Tulare: 9

Tuolumne: 2

Ventura: 24

Yolo: 5


Alameda: 69

Amador: 3

Butte: 22

Contra Costa: 18

El Dorado: 13

Fresno: 23

Imperial: 7

Kern: 54

Lassen: 3

Los Angeles: 403

Marin: 7

Mariposa: 1

Merced: 7

Monterey: 15

Napa: 9

Nevada: 10

Orange: 147

Placer: 11

Riverside: 63

Sacramento: 47

San Bernardino: 78

San Diego: 131

San Francisco: 105

San Joaquin: 25

San Luis Obispo: 24

San Mateo: 27

Santa Barbara: 22

Santa Clara: 35

Santa Cruz: 5

Shasta: 8

Solano: 19

Sonoma: 34

Stanislaus: 20

Sutter: 7

Tehama: 4

Tulare: 14

Tuolumne: 4

Ventura: 42

Yolo: 14


Alameda: 64

Amador: 1

Butte: 12

Contra Costa: 28

El Dorado: 15

Fresno: 32

Humboldt: 2

Imperial: 5

Kern: 55

Kings: 1

Lamar: 1

Los Angeles: 386

Marin: 12

Merced: 1

Monterey: 27

Napa: 8

Nevada: 11

Orange: 150

Placer: 13

Riverside: 61

Sacramento: 62

San Bernardino: 63

San Diego: 151

San Francisco: 63

San Joaquin: 17

San Luis Obispo: 1

San Mateo: 30

Santa Barbara: 24

Santa Clara: 73

Santa Cruz: 16

Shasta: 15

Solano: 17

Sonoma: 34

Stanislaus: 11

Sutter: 7

Tehama: 2

Tulare: 27

Tuolumne: 5

Ventura: 23

Yolo: 4

Yuba: 3


Alameda: 56

Amador: 2

Butte: 8

Calaveras: 1

Contra Costa: 41

El Dorado: 5

Fresno: 23

Imperial: 6

Kern: 23

Lassen: 1

Los Angeles: 320

Marin: 8

Mendocino: 3

Merced: 12

Monterey: 21

Napa: 4

Nevada: 1

Orange: 129

Placer: 16

Riverside: 75

Sacramento: 41

San Bernardino: 83

San Diego: 95

San Francisco: 52

San Joaquin: 36

San Luis Obispo: 20

San Mateo: 28

Santa Barbara: 24

Santa Clara: 52

Santa Cruz: 6

Shasta: 9

Solano: 12

Sonoma: 26

Stanislaus: 11

Sutter: 7

Tehama: 4

Trinity: 2

Tulare: 12

Tuolumne: 1

Ventura: 34

Yolo: 10

2014 2013 2012 2011 2010
Total Businesses Sold: Total Businesses Sold: Total Businesses Sold: Total Businesses Sold: Total Businesses Sold:
1,328

1,328

1,328

1,328

1,328

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

: 13

Alameda: 69

Butte: 19

Contra Costa: 51

El Dorado: 6

Fresno: 13

Glenn: 6

Imperial: 7

Kern: 31

Lassen: 2

Los Angeles: 376

Merced: 21

Monterey: 15

Napa: 7

Nevada: 9

Orange: 106

Placer: 18

Riverside: 59

Sacramento: 51

San Bernardino: 77

San Diego: 164

San Francisco: 73

San Joaquin: 27

San Luis Obispo: 10

San Mateo: 32

Santa Barbara: 20

Santa Clara: 77

Santa Cruz: 7

Shasta: 2

Solano: 8

Sonoma: 16

Stanislaus: 12

Sutter: 7

Tulare: 18

Ventura: 36

Yolo: 9

Yuba: 6


: 6

Alameda: 101

Amador: 1

Butte: 3

Contra Costa: 26

El Dorado: 18

Fresno: 47

Glenn: 4

Humboldt: 2

Kern: 23

Lake: 3

Los Angeles: 389

Marin: 1

Mendocino: 5

Merced: 12

Monterey: 9

Nevada: 5

Orange: 177

Placer: 12

Riverside: 84

Sacramento: 33

San Benito: 1

San Bernardino: 99

San Diego: 157

San Francisco: 96

San Joaquin: 16

San Luis Obispo: 37

San Mateo: 34

Santa Barbara: 12

Santa Clara: 61

Shasta: 7

Solano: 14

Sonoma: 18

Stanislaus: 28

Sutter: 13

Tulare: 10

Ventura: 18

Yolo: 4


Alameda: 89

Alpine: 1

Amador: 2

Butte: 6

Contra Costa: 39

El Dorado: 1

Fresno: 34

Humboldt: 3

Imperial: 5

Kern: 24

Los Angeles: 343

Madera: 1

Marin: 13

Mendocino: 1

Merced: 7

Monterey: 18

Napa: 8

Nevada: 2

Orange: 153

Placer: 14

Plumas: 1

Riverside: 65

Sacramento: 36

San Bernardino: 97

San Diego: 124

San Francisco: 45

San Joaquin: 19

San Luis Obispo: 11

San Mateo: 42

Santa Barbara: 12

Santa Clara: 78

Santa Cruz: 15

Shasta: 13

Solano: 8

Sonoma: 22

Stanislaus: 21

Sutter: 1

Tehama: 1

Tulare: 22

Tuolumne: 3

Ventura: 30

Yolo: 7


Alameda: 69

Amador: 1

Butte: 1

Contra Costa: 29

El Dorado: 3

Fresno: 26

Humboldt: 1

Imperial: 1

Kern: 28

Lake: 1

Lassen: 1

Los Angeles: 446

Madera: 4

Marin: 10

Mendocino: 3

Merced: 14

Monterey: 16

Napa: 3

Nevada: 3

Orange: 135

Placer: 11

Riverside: 72

Sacramento: 44

San Benito: 1

San Bernardino: 51

San Diego: 126

San Francisco: 70

San Joaquin: 20

San Luis Obispo: 17

San Mateo: 29

Santa Barbara: 20

Santa Clara: 77

Santa Cruz: 7

Shasta: 5

Solano: 15

Sonoma: 10

Stanislaus: 10

Sutter: 1

Tulare: 15

Tuolumne: 3

Ventura: 41

Yolo: 4


Alameda: 61

Amador: 1

Butte: 8

Calaveras: 3

Contra Costa: 23

El Dorado: 5

Fresno: 36

Humboldt: 2

Imperial: 3

Kern: 29

Kings: 1

Los Angeles: 306

Madera: 1

Marin: 9

Merced: 6

Mono: 1

Monterey: 14

Napa: 4

Orange: 111

Placer: 6

Riverside: 54

Sacramento: 39

San Bernardino: 67

San Diego: 104

San Francisco: 22

San Joaquin: 12

San Luis Obispo: 9

San Mateo: 10

Santa Barbara: 14

Santa Clara: 59

Santa Cruz: 16

Shasta: 11

Solano: 12

Sonoma: 22

Stanislaus: 23

Sutter: 1

Tehama: 5

Tulare: 12

Ventura: 32

Yolo: 9


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  Helpful Resources To Assist In Selling And Buying California Businesses
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.

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.

Brad Steinberg, Broker - Laundromat Specialists

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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.

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.

Diane Boudreau-Tschetter: Escrow And Bulk Sale Services

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.

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.

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

Mark has a broad range of small business purchase & sale experience from analyzing potential acquisition targets to successfully guiding buyers and sellers through the purchase & sale of small businesses. Mark can assist with contracts, negotiations, legal matters, etc. Reach Mark at 949-478-8393.


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