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How many small businesses (less than 20 employees) are bought/sold each year in the US?

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Franchise Advisory Group
PA

I agree with Don, there is no way to tell. There are thousands just on the Franchise side alone. I am sure the Commerce Dept has some statistics, but I don't know their accuracy.

Aug 26, 2009
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The BAF Group LLC
MD

There's no answer for that. Many of the smallest are never really reported, because they are privately sold, with no central way to track them. A lot! I am sure someone had a statistic somewhere, but I would strongly suspect there is a wide margin for error in it.

Aug 26, 2009

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