Business For Sale Stats: 396 California Small Businesses and Franchises
Were Sold Last Week
Date: 04.04.2008 - 12:28
Category: Business, Economy, Finances, Banking & Insurance
Press release from: Biz Ben
USABizMart Weblog -- 396 California businesses were sold by business owners, business brokers, & real estate agents for the
week of December 5, 2005 thru December 11, 2005. In Northern California Santa Clara County led business sales with a total
of 23 transactions. In Southern California Los Angeles County led with 109 transactions.
Sales of California businesses during this time period by County include: County: 3, Alameda County: 22, Contra Costa
County: 19, Fresno County: 13, Imperial County: 1, Kern County: 3, Los Angeles County: 109, Marin County: 1, Orange
County: 53, Placer County: 4, Riverside County: 25, Sacramento County: 16, San Bernardino County: 8, San Diego County:
20, San Francisco County: 18, San Joaquin County: 18, San Luis Obispo County: 2, San Mateo County: 9, Santa Barbara
County: 7, Santa Clara County: 23, Santa Cruz County: 4, Shasta County: 2, Siskiyou County: 1, Solano County: 3, Sonoma
County: 4, Stanislaus County: 6, Yolo County: 2.
According to Peter Siegel, founder of BizBen.com "Sales of small businesses throughout California continue to increase as
the fourth quarter comes to a close. This is normal for this time of year since most parties in transactions of small business
sales want to wrap up loose ends before the end of the year, especially before the Holiday season gets into full swing." Sales
of gas stations, restaurants, and service based businesses tend to be trending higher right now. "Also SBA loans for financing
small business purchases is seeing an unusually high level of activity right now, possible due to lenders more aggressive
underwriting before year end."
For current and past small business sold statistics throughout California go to www.BizBen.com/stats.php?pr=14
For individual statistics by county go to: www.bizben.com/stats-counties.php?pr=14