“This positive report covering Sacramento County’s small business sale volume, combined with the improvement in the state’s business transfer rate last year is the good news we need heading into 2013,” said Peter Siegel, MBA, Founder and President of BizBen.com, parent of the BizBen Index. “A more active market benefits buyers, owners/sellers as well as the state’s business intermediaries and other professionals who serve the market.”
Siegel said that 14,368 small and mid-sized California businesses changed hands last year, an increase from the 13,948 deals completed during 2011. “But the state’s business-for-
Of December’s Sacramento County deal total, 30 of the businesses are located in the city of Sacramento. Orangevale and Rancho Cordova each recorded four transactions and there were three deals each in Carmichael, Elk Grove and Folsom.
The BizBen Index tally of Sacramento County sales by city last year (found at http://www.bizben.com/
“It’s encouraging that many of California’s business buyers and sellers are learning how to address some of the challenges that prevented people from completing transactions successfully over the past few years,” according to Siegel. “It’s one of the reasons that sales rates are slowly improving. “
He added, “But two of the biggest challenges entrepreneurs face in the business-for-
The rate of small business sales is an important indicator of the state’s economic health, according to Siegel. “If small businesses are to grow and provide more jobs, they need to be transferred to new, often more energetic ownership when the current owner is ready to retire or undertake some other enterprise.”
The California business sales totals for December 2012 by county are noted below and available at http://www.bizben.com/
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
The BizBen Index figures, showing the sales rates by city and county throughout the state for the past four years are accessed at http://www.bizben.com/
The BizBen.com website features more than 8,000 California businesses for sale and businesses wanted postings, along with offerings of new franchises and business opportunities. Since 1994 this niche online network and service has proved a valuable tool for thousands of California business buyers, small business owners/sellers, intermediaries, and advisors. The site also includes articles, resources, news and tips, and a daily blog. For the past 15 years, its BizBen Index has collected and reported on business sales statistics, by county and city, throughout the state.
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