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The BizBen Index - May Statistics For California Small Business Sales

Below are the May 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:
1,386

1,439

1,458

1,417

1,221

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

Alameda: 76

Amador: 2

Butte: 8

Calaveras: 2

Contra Costa: 25

El Dorado: 14

Fresno: 39

Humboldt: 2

Imperial: 8

Kern: 37

Lassen: 1

Los Angeles: 360

Madera: 6

Marin: 23

Mariposa: 1

Mendocino: 1

Merced: 1

Mono: 1

Monterey: 13

Napa: 5

Nevada: 3

Orange: 176

Placer: 11

Riverside: 45

Sacramento: 27

San Bernardino: 69

San Diego: 147

San Francisco: 28

San Joaquin: 12

San Luis Obispo: 16

San Mateo: 32

Santa Barbara: 10

Santa Clara: 80

Santa Cruz: 8

Shasta: 10

Siskiyou: 1

Solano: 21

Sonoma: 18

Stanislaus: 12

Sutter: 1

Tulare: 3

Tuolumne: 7

Ventura: 19

Yolo: 1


Alameda: 56

Amador: 3

Butte: 7

Calaveras: 4

Contra Costa: 29

El Dorado: 23

Fresno: 57

Humboldt: 2

Imperial: 3

Inyo: 3

Kern: 33

Lassen: 3

Los Angeles: 320

Madera: 3

Marin: 12

Merced: 3

Mono: 4

Monterey: 18

Napa: 10

Nevada: 8

Orange: 159

Placer: 14

Riverside: 110

Sacramento: 47

San Bernardino: 62

San Diego: 111

San Francisco: 28

San Joaquin: 36

San Luis Obispo: 10

San Mateo: 27

Santa Barbara: 17

Santa Clara: 60

Santa Cruz: 4

Shasta: 11

Solano: 23

Sonoma: 35

Stanislaus: 7

Sutter: 4

Tehama: 8

Tulare: 14

Ventura: 27

Yolo: 15


Alameda: 91

Amador: 5

Butte: 10

Calaveras: 2

Contra Costa: 14

El Dorado: 9

Fresno: 34

Glenn: 3

Imperial: 11

Kern: 33

Los Angeles: 396

Marin: 12

Merced: 1

Monterey: 12

Napa: 15

Nevada: 11

Orange: 148

Placer: 13

Riverside: 84

Sacramento: 28

San Bernardino: 60

San Diego: 120

San Francisco: 64

San Joaquin: 23

San Mateo: 34

Santa Barbara: 15

Santa Clara: 79

Santa Cruz: 13

Shasta: 7

Solano: 10

Sonoma: 28

Stanislaus: 22

Sutter: 1

Tulare: 14

Tuolumne: 8

Ventura: 21


Alameda: 104

Amador: 1

Butte: 1

Calaveras: 1

Contra Costa: 36

El Dorado: 8

Fresno: 24

Humboldt: 5

Imperial: 4

Kern: 47

Los Angeles: 351

Madera: 1

Marin: 12

Merced: 7

Monterey: 8

Napa: 10

Nevada: 1

Orange: 137

Placer: 17

Riverside: 53

Sacramento: 34

San Bernardino: 61

San Diego: 102

San Francisco: 54

San Joaquin: 31

San Luis Obispo: 13

San Mateo: 35

Santa Barbara: 17

Santa Clara: 97

Santa Cruz: 13

Shasta: 9

Siskiyou: 1

Solano: 11

Sonoma: 25

Stanislaus: 20

Sutter: 4

Tehama: 6

Tulare: 18

Tuolumne: 1

Ventura: 24

Yolo: 7


Alameda: 27

Amador: 1

Butte: 12

Calaveras: 2

Clark: 1

Contra Costa: 45

El Dorado: 5

Fresno: 26

Glenn: 1

Humboldt: 1

Imperial: 1

Kern: 33

King: 1

Lassen: 1

Los Angeles: 385

Madera: 3

Marin: 1

Mariposa: 1

Mendocino: 1

Merced: 8

Monterey: 9

Napa: 3

Nevada: 3

Orange: 124

Placer: 10

Riverside: 38

Sacramento: 46

San Bernardino: 60

San Diego: 102

San Francisco: 21

San Joaquin: 25

San Luis Obispo: 3

San Mateo: 19

Santa Barbara: 14

Santa Clara: 66

Santa Cruz: 4

Shasta: 4

Solano: 12

Sonoma: 22

Stanislaus: 13

Sutter: 7

Tehama: 4

Tulare: 11

Ventura: 36

Yolo: 5

Yuba: 1

2013 2012 2011 2010 2009
Total Businesses Sold: Total Businesses Sold: Total Businesses Sold: Total Businesses Sold: Total Businesses Sold:
1,221

1,221

1,221

1,221

1,221

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

: 11

Alameda: 64

Butte: 5

Contra Costa: 39

El Dorado: 6

Fresno: 29

Humboldt: 1

Imperial: 2

Inyo: 3

Kern: 24

Lassen: 1

Los Angeles: 354

Madera: 1

Marin: 11

Merced: 8

Monterey: 13

Napa: 3

Nevada: 13

Orange: 135

Placer: 11

Riverside: 63

Sacramento: 52

San Bernardino: 58

San Diego: 98

San Francisco: 36

San Joaquin: 15

San Luis Obispo: 17

San Mateo: 22

Santa Barbara: 22

Santa Clara: 68

Santa Cruz: 8

Shasta: 11

Solano: 4

Sonoma: 20

Stanislaus: 9

Sutter: 3

Tehama: 2

Tulare: 14

Ventura: 21

Yolo: 2


Alameda: 38

Butte: 5

Calaveras: 1

Contra Costa: 27

El Dorado: 4

Fresno: 38

Imperial: 4

Kern: 20

Los Angeles: 287

Mendocino: 1

Merced: 11

Monterey: 13

Napa: 4

Nevada: 7

Orange: 128

Placer: 10

Riverside: 59

Sacramento: 36

San Bernardino: 56

San Diego: 101

San Francisco: 51

San Joaquin: 21

San Luis Obispo: 9

San Mateo: 29

Santa Barbara: 30

Santa Clara: 57

Santa Cruz: 18

Shasta: 2

Solano: 9

Sonoma: 17

Stanislaus: 18

Tehama: 1

Tulare: 5

Tuolumne: 1

Ventura: 23

Yolo: 4


Alameda: 36

Amador: 2

Contra Costa: 20

El Dorado: 5

Fresno: 19

Imperial: 2

Kern: 21

Lassen: 1

Los Angeles: 303

Marin: 8

Mendocino: 1

Merced: 3

Monterey: 12

Napa: 5

Orange: 94

Placer: 10

Riverside: 54

Sacramento: 33

San Bernardino: 43

San Diego: 105

San Francisco: 61

San Joaquin: 25

San Luis Obispo: 11

San Mateo: 17

Santa Barbara: 11

Santa Clara: 55

Santa Cruz: 12

Shasta: 11

Solano: 6

Sonoma: 14

Stanislaus: 24

Sutter: 1

Tehama: 1

Trinity: 1

Tulare: 9

Tuolumne: 1

Ventura: 25

Yolo: 6


Alameda: 46

Butte: 8

Calaveras: 1

Contra Costa: 34

El Dorado: 5

Fresno: 38

Humboldt: 2

Imperial: 3

Inyo: 1

Kern: 21

Lassen: 1

Los Angeles: 307

Madera: 1

Marin: 3

Merced: 7

Monterey: 20

Napa: 4

Nevada: 1

Orange: 89

Placer: 7

Riverside: 20

Sacramento: 32

San Bernardino: 40

San Diego: 94

San Francisco: 31

San Joaquin: 23

San Luis Obispo: 12

San Mateo: 25

Santa Barbara: 14

Santa Clara: 60

Santa Cruz: 6

Shasta: 9

Siskiyou: 1

Solano: 13

Sonoma: 16

Stanislaus: 9

Sutter: 3

Tulare: 15

Ventura: 32

Yolo: 3


Alameda: 54

Amador: 5

Butte: 15

Contra Costa: 46

El Dorado: 14

Fresno: 30

Glenn: 3

Imperial: 5

Kern: 26

Los Angeles: 606

Madera: 2

Marin: 9

Mendocino: 1

Merced: 2

Mono: 1

Monterey: 23

Napa: 9

Orange: 212

Placer: 22

Riverside: 41

Sacramento: 57

San Bernardino: 114

San Diego: 241

San Francisco: 25

San Joaquin: 20

San Luis Obispo: 19

San Mateo: 17

Santa Barbara: 32

Santa Clara: 70

Santa Cruz: 8

Solano: 21

Sonoma: 11

Stanislaus: 18

Sutter: 6

Tehama: 2

Trinity: 1

Tulare: 14

Tuolumne: 4

Ventura: 46

Yolo: 6

Yuba: 1


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  Helpful Resources To Assist In Selling And Buying California Businesses
Diane Boudreau-Tschetter: Escrow And Bulk Sale Services

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Hasan Abdullah, Esq. E-2, Immigration Legal Assistance

I have over 10 years experience with E-2's and immigration issues. E-2's approved for as little as $10,000. Let me assist you with E-2 visa strategies when buying and selling a small to mid-sized California business. Mention BizBen.com for a FREE consultation when phoning me direct at 510-500-1155.

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.

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.

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.

Brad Steinberg, Broker - Laundromat Specialists

PWS is the leading laundromat broker in California. Since 1968 PWS has brokered over 2,500 laundromat sales. With over 90 employees dedicated to the coin laundry industry, PWS has 18 licensed agents, a 3 person in-house finance department, 10 service technicians and a 20 person parts department.

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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