“Overall, the market is in recovery as business purchase financing becomes more readily available and buyers and sellers become more optimistic about prospects for the economy,” said Peter Siegel, MBA, Founder and President of BizBen.com, parent of the BizBen Index. “The growth in the rate of small business transfers is mirroring broad trends in the jobs rate, home sales and other economic indices.” Siegel noted “the recovery is taking its time and is not consistent throughout the state.”
Among the state’s large counties showing increased business sales so far this year compared to last year are Contra Costa with 244 compared to 218; Kern, 209 vs. 179; Los Angeles, 2,357 vs. 2312; Sacramento, 331 vs. 271; and Santa Clara with 431 vs. 397.
Large counties showing year-to-date declines compared to last year at this time are Alameda at 355 compared to 399 last year; Fresno, 208 vs. 222; Orange, 889 vs. 916; Riverside, 374 vs. 420; San Bernardino, 372 vs. 417; San Diego, 766 vs. 776; San Francisco, 299 vs. 346; and Santa Barbara, 97 vs. 116.
July sales totals, by county, available at http://www.bizben.com/
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:
Sales totals posted by California county over the last ten years are available at: http://www.bizben.com/
The BizBen Index has been collecting and reporting information about small California business sales for 16 years, to help business owners/sellers, buyers and the professionals participating in this market make informed choices and achieve success. The company recently launched the BizBen Network, the first nation-wide social network-powered Internet marketplace for small businesses. It is designed to provide a new level of support, with community-building interactive tools for buyers, sellers and professionals throughout the country engaged in small business transfers.
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