461 California small and mid-sized businesses for sale were sold by business owners, business brokers, & real estate agents for the week of February 13, 2006 through February 19, 2006. In Northern California San Francisco County led business sales with a total of 22 transactions. In Southern California Los Angeles County led with 209 transactions.
“Small to mid-sized business sales transactions in California were up last month with franchise resales becoming more numerous,” according to Peter Siegel, Founder of BizBen.com & USABizMart.com, business for sale related websites and resources for small business owners, business buyers, and business advisors. Siegel goes on that, “there seems to be more Quiznos Sub Shops, Curves Women’s Fitness Centers on the market – more than usual lately.” Sales of small businesses throughout California dropped at the end of 2005 but definitely came back the first month of 2006, probably due to deals being delayed during the 2005 Holiday Season.
Sales of California small businesses during this time period by County include:
Contra Costa County: 10, Fresno County: 14, Kern County: 5, Los Angeles County: 209, Marin County: 1, Mendocino County: 2, Nevada County: 1, Orange County: 46, Placer County: 4, Riverside County: 12, Sacramento County: 10, San Bernardino County: 11, San Diego County: 41, San Francisco County: 22, San Joaquin County: 13, San Luis Obispo County: 1, San Mateo County: 7, Santa Barbara County: 4, Santa Clara County: 20, Santa Cruz County: 3, Siskiyou County: 1, Solano County: 1, Sonoma County: 8, Stanislaus County: 5, Trinity County: 1, Ventura County: 2, Yuba County: 1.
For current annual small business sold statistics throughout all counties in California go to BizBen.com where you can see business sales statistics by both county and cities within those California counties.
California business sales stats are updated weekly by Peter Siegel, MBA. Siegel is the Founder and President of BizBen.com - California Businesses For Sale - the country's most active online marketplace for California small business sales. Siegel has an Undergraduate degree in Economics and an MBA in Finance & Entrepreneurial Studies from UCLA, where he pioneered the successful TIIC Method of selling & buying small to mid-sized businesses. He is a frequent host and presenter of online webinars at the Business For Sale Online Academy.