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The BizBuySell Insight Report is a nationally-recognized economic indicator that tracks the health of the U.S. small business economy. Each quarter, BizBuySell analyzes sales and listing prices of small businesses across the United States based on approximately businesses for sale and those recently sold. The BizBuySell Insight Reports focus on over 70 major U.S. markets and publish local, regional, state and national data for trending and analysis.

An expert on small business issues, Group General Manager of BizBuySell.com and BizQuest.com, Bob House, discusses the trends revealed by the Insight Reports in various media outlets.

Second Quarter Small Business Transactions Reach Pre-Recession Activity, Up 11% Over Q2 2013, According to BizBuySell.com Report

BizBuySell.com's Second Quarter 2014 Insight Report reveals transactions were just 3% short of record mark set in Q2 2008; year-to-date transactions on pace for biggest year since Report inception

BizBuySell.com the Internet's largest business-for-sale marketplace, reported today that second quarter 2014 small business transactions reached the highest levels reported since before the recession hit in mid-2008.

The 2,029 reported transactions in Q2 2014 represent the second highest total recorded since BizBuySell.com began tracking insights data in 2007, just 3 percent behind the record-high 2,098 transactions reported in Q2 of 2008. The full results are included in BizBuySell.com's Q2 2014 Insights Report, which aggregates statistics from business-for-sale transactions reported by participating business brokers nationwide.

2014 Q2 Closed Small Business Transactions

Even after a strong 2013, the business-for-sale market continues to grow as the reported deals in Q2 represent an 11 percent increase from the same period last year and 18 percent growth over the first quarter of 2014. The quarter-over-quarter growth is the highest since Q1 of last year, when the current six quarter trend of higher transaction activity began. The continued growth can be linked to a variety of factors, most notably increased supply and demand, improving small business performance, and increased capital availability.

"It has been an exciting year and a half for the small business transaction market and so far it has shown no signs of slowing down," Bob House, General Manager of BizBuySell.com, said. "To see brokers reporting this much activity is a great sign that we have left the Great Recession behind and both buyers and sellers are confident they can close deals in today's small business market."

Small Businesses Getting Healthier, Supply Continues to Drive Market

The improving financial performance of small businesses is a key contributor to rising transaction levels. Both the median asking and median sale price for small businesses rose in Q2 2014, assisted by the owner's ability to show higher revenue and cash flow numbers. Most impressively, the median cash flow of small businesses sold during the quarter spiked nearly 8 percent from $93,000 in Q2 2013 to $100,000 in Q2 2014. The median revenue also increased from $393,700 to $400,060.

2014 Q2 Small Business Sale Price vs. Asking Price

2014 Q2 Key Financials for Sold Small Businesses

At the same time, the average revenue multiple of sold businesses jumped 8 percent, from 0.58 to 0.63, while the average cash flow multiple remained stable at 2.23. Compared to longer-term historical multiples, these numbers indicate that it remains a buyer's market. Demand is certainly strong, as evident from the number of transactions, but the historically low financial multiples mean that buyers are receiving excellent value on their purchasing dollar. Eventually, this trend will reverse and multiples will rise as pent-up supply works through the market, but, given the sixteen quarters of depressed activity during the recession, it may be some time before this occurs.

2014 Q2 Small Business Sale Price Multiples

Strong Start to 2014 Bodes Well for Future

The 3,755 reported year-to-date transactions represent a slight increase from the 3,724 reported in the first half of 2013, but it does quell concerns that 2013 was an outlier. The fact that small business transactions rose 49 percent in 2013 and are still climbing in 2014 is one of the many reasons optimism continues to grow within the business-for-sale market.

In a recent BizBuySell survey, brokers expressed similar sentiment and expected the growth trend to continue throughout 2014. In fact, more than 70 percent of national business brokers believed more small-business deals would get done over the remainder of 2014 than have already closed in the first half of the year. Among the reasons cited for optimism were seller price expectations becoming more realistic (27 percent), a continued improvement of the small-business environment (20 percent), an increase in the number of buyers (19 percent) and an increase in the number of sellers (18 percent).

"The latest quarterly data reflected what we heard at the International Business Brokerage Association (IBBA) Conference in early June: the business-for-sale market is in great shape," House said. "Barring unforeseen factors, we expect the brisk transaction pace to continue for the second half of 2014. If that happens, 2014 will set a new high-water mark for transaction activity in a single year since we began tracking this activity in 2007."



APPENDIX: Additional Statistics from Small Business Listings and Transactions Reported to BizBuySell

2014 Q2 Small Business Sales by Sector

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Small Business Listing Metrics by Geography for Second Quarter, 2014

Key metrics from businesses listed for sale on BizBuySell.com by market for Q2 2014

BizBuySell.com
Time Period:
Q2 2014
 
Source:
BizBuySell.com
Market # of Businesses Listed Median Asking Price Median Revenue Median Cash Flow Asking Price to Revenue (average) Asking Price to Cash Flow (average)
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 52 $289,000 $495,000 $100,000 0.79 3.17
Albuquerque, NM 45 $331,000 $492,019 $121,822 0.76 2.82
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 548 $245,000 $484,500 $102,599 0.79 3.41
Austin-Round Rock, TX 201 $239,000 $368,500 $106,564 0.93 3.12
Baltimore-Towson, MD 243 $276,500 $550,000 $110,000 0.69 2.94
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 62 $274,500 $428,099 $107,647 0.82 3.19
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA-NH 486 $192,500 $415,304 $108,035 0.65 2.50
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 161 $180,000 $378,400 $86,460 0.58 2.46
Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY 45 $250,000 $360,000 $100,000 1.03 3.74
Charlotte-Gastonia-Concord, NC-SC 193 $200,000 $415,533 $89,000 0.70 2.94
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL-IN-WI 628 $250,000 $490,938 $108,109 0.76 3.13
Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN 104 $235,000 $552,668 $95,219 0.59 3.04
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 83 $220,000 $413,893 $82,880 0.84 2.97
Columbus, OH 173 $175,000 $468,267 $95,000 0.60 2.51
Contra Costa-Alameda-Solano, CA 150 $207,500 $456,144 $102,000 0.71 2.75
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 831 $245,000 $420,000 $102,000 0.84 3.40
Dayton, OH 63 $250,000 $582,549 $100,499 0.75 3.03
Denver-Aurora, CO 359 $250,000 $433,000 $106,000 0.74 2.89
Detroit-Warren-Livonia, MI 135 $220,000 $400,000 $88,000 0.78 3.40
Durham, NC 15 $165,000 $409,883 $95,000 0.69 3.04
Fresno, CA 22 $237,000 $446,766 $93,150 0.77 4.33
Greensboro-High Point, NC 50 $212,000 $500,000 $111,762 0.73 3.06
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 174 $180,000 $395,500 $80,000 0.63 2.80
Honolulu, HI 37 $329,000 $350,000 $115,000 1.14 4.29
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 452 $225,000 $398,916 $98,000 0.80 3.09
Indianapolis-Carmel, IN 97 $249,000 $500,000 $93,501 0.65 3.14
Jacksonville, FL 376 $210,000 $394,908 $93,567 0.70 2.97
Kansas City, MO-KS 164 $240,000 $513,792 $90,000 0.91 3.27
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 294 $169,000 $327,378 $89,808 0.73 2.59
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA 2,136 $200,000 $420,000 $96,000 0.72 2.80
Louisville-Jefferson County, KY-IN 77 $300,000 $408,000 $80,000 1.00 3.90
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 68 $220,000 $421,813 $118,500 0.71 2.86
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Miami Beach, FL 1,374 $219,950 $375,602 $100,000 0.83 2.82
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 72 $295,000 $487,351 $93,712 0.80 3.81
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 328 $249,450 $421,007 $81,800 0.87 3.61
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro, TN 285 $198,000 $350,000 $80,000 0.74 2.73
New Haven-Milford, CT 136 $211,450 $410,463 $106,340 0.65 2.91
New Jersey 1,784 $265,000 $425,000 $105,308 0.83 3.03
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA 135 $175,000 $285,000 $68,864 1.11 3.82
New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA 4,558 $275,000 $500,000 $125,000 0.74 2.71
Oklahoma City, OK 77 $300,000 $600,000 $114,702 0.79 3.35
Orange County, CA 586 $190,000 $360,000 $85,000 0.69 2.73
Orlando-Kissimmee, FL 781 $175,000 $331,717 $87,615 0.73 2.66
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 833 $259,000 $450,000 $112,538 0.81 2.93
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 1,248 $169,000 $335,517 $78,797 0.69 2.61
Pittsburgh, PA 63 $374,900 $500,000 $104,400 0.82 3.39
Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton, OR-WA 168 $205,000 $446,880 $90,000 0.76 3.57
Providence-New Bedford-Fall River, RI-MA 139 $250,000 $410,000 $100,000 0.76 3.07
Raleigh-Cary, NC 115 $237,500 $461,250 $101,000 0.86 3.00
Richmond, VA 74 $215,000 $473,250 $84,864 0.63 2.99
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 378 $200,000 $403,647 $90,000 0.76 2.84
Rochester, NY 86 $250,000 $425,491 $97,174 0.74 2.92
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 178 $217,000 $388,056 $95,827 0.76 3.07
Salt Lake City, UT 156 $275,000 $347,584 $100,756 1.03 3.72
San Antonio, TX 165 $260,000 $517,000 $105,664 0.98 3.65
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 331 $180,000 $350,000 $84,000 0.74 2.65
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA 261 $248,000 $491,214 $111,000 0.74 2.77
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 112 $249,000 $491,876 $107,029 0.62 2.74
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 200 $250,000 $450,871 $99,680 0.76 2.99
St. Louis, MO-IL 210 $220,000 $487,953 $79,971 0.64 3.48
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 812 $159,900 $318,695 $82,316 0.69 2.62
Tucson, AZ 100 $199,000 $398,644 $91,758 0.78 2.94
Tulsa, OK 50 $262,500 $454,461 $92,500 0.72 3.47
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 133 $179,000 $356,000 $67,476 0.66 3.02
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 612 $249,000 $500,000 $100,000 0.63 2.69
Wichita, KS 31 $249,000 $411,000 $108,000 1.05 3.80
Winston-Salem, NC 23 $395,000 $564,785 $90,314 0.79 4.68

Source: Small business transactions reported on BizBuySell.com during the second quarter of 2014

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Closed Small Business Transaction Metrics by Geographic Market for the Full-Year 2013

Key metrics from transactions reported on BizBuySell.com by market during 2013

BizBuySell.com
Time Period:
2013
 
Source:
BizBuySell.com
Market # of Reported Sales Median Asking Price Median Sale Price Sales to Asking Price (average) Median Revenue Median Cash Flow Revenue Multiple (average) Cash Flow Multiple (average)
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY6$169,000$169,0001.00$460,000$185,1600.401.55
Albuquerque, NM8$240,000$211,5000.85$268,515$109,3130.792.23
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA223$225,000$200,0000.87$540,000$105,0000.652.55
Austin-Round Rock, TX65$150,000$140,0000.96$367,969$97,0000.561.97
Baltimore-Towson, MD67$175,000$175,0000.87$473,847$81,0000.471.98
Birmingham-Hoover, AL8$190,000$165,0000.94$719,781$80,3620.401.76
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA-NH195$230,000$208,0000.90$500,000$125,0000.492.06
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT44$285,000$275,0000.87$600,000$137,0000.592.13
Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY5$127,5001225000.95$272,000$89,5160.783.15
Charlotte-Gastonia-Concord, NC-SC47$387,500$285,0000.91$601,197$104,9140.592.78
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL-IN-WI164$179,900$150,0000.89$500,000$85,3230.632.28
Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN30$350,000$285,0000.92$865,000$139,0000.502.77
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH36$159,000$125,0000.86$300,000$58,1840.592.44
Columbus, OH54$264,000$236,0000.86$702,511$121,0000.372.11
Contra Costa-Alameda-Solano, CA52$267,500$223,0000.92$450,500$117,5000.481.81
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX192$230,000$220,0000.92$500,000$125,0000.612.32
Dayton, OH10$149,000$125,0000.90$377,466$85,0000.431.65
Denver-Aurora, CO133$229,700$225,0000.96$500,000$102,0000.552.23
Detroit-Warren-Livonia, MI81$169,000$150,0000.89$300,000$76,0000.502.11
Durham, NC7$372,500$337,6750.91$797,000$138,5000.442.16
Fresno, CA8$137,000$111,5000.90$154,500$58,0000.581.75
Greensboro-High Point, NC17$200,250$200,0000.98$253,000$90,0230.812.68
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT18$299,000$190,0000.90$450,000$100,0000.422.99
Honolulu, HI7$85,000$78,4000.93$298,000$94,7270.611.53
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX154$167,500$160,0000.92$297,500$91,3820.652.22
Indianapolis-Carmel, IN62$149,450$105,0000.81$285,500$63,9840.431.90
Jacksonville, FL19$192,500$185,0000.88$331,197$73,2870.642.29
Kansas City, MO-KS47$292,000$275,0000.88$496,000$125,2680.632.69
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV39$122,000$107,5000.90$232,150$56,3460.561.71
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA658$175,500$156,0000.92$352,791$84,0000.562.14
Louisville-Jefferson County, KY-IN20$190,000$175,0000.85$294,000$60,0000.832.62
Memphis, TN-MS-AR15$542,500$422,5000.90$981,000$180,0000.422.57
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Miami Beach, FL334$175,000$159,9500.89$379,600$85,0000.571.99
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI26$299,000$262,0000.94$572,000$143,0000.562.49
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI59$150,000$150,0000.88$320,878$70,0000.592.81
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro, TN78$134,500$100,0000.79$350,000$64,5000.561.98
New Haven-Milford, CT19$350,000$450,0001.23$695,000$134,8940.602.46
New Jersey308$200,000$201,5000.96$379,468$117,0670.722.30
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA0       
New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA552$262,500$229,5000.91$480,000$130,6130.642.18
Oklahoma City, OK10$160,000$201,0000.92$347,700$69,0000.622.70
Orange County, CA238$175,000$150,0000.93$339,330$78,3200.582.18
Orlando-Kissimmee, FL192$150,750$145,0000.89$360,000$89,7670.511.96
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD196$275,000$260,0000.93$473,200$130,0000.682.31
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ162$165,000$145,0000.90$350,000$95,0000.601.99
Pittsburgh, PA25$425,000$350,0000.88$699,870$118,5920.662.63
Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton, OR-WA73$250,000$250,0000.92$444,206$100,5000.672.43
Providence-New Bedford-Fall River, RI-MA34$160,450$134,0000.86$411,741$90,0000.442.40
Raleigh-Cary, NC63$277,500$237,5000.92$392,579$107,0000.622.35
Richmond, VA28$250,000$245,0000.90$365,956$100,0000.532.11
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA86$135,000$113,0000.91$249,000$66,5000.581.74
Rochester, NY2$199,0001750000.88$550,000$100,0000.321.75
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA57$189,000$155,0000.92$448,000$100,0000.592.02
Salt Lake City, UT31$450,000$450,0000.97$863,000$170,2460.662.56
San Antonio, TX34$189,000$175,0000.94$300,000$89,1230.682.66
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA124$133,500$122,4950.91$270,000$78,8740.571.79
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA102$325,000$300,0000.91$486,696$136,1730.592.25
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA26$220,000$197,5000.84$320,193$82,6190.522.13
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA77$255,000$233,0000.92$500,000$100,0000.612.52
St. Louis, MO-IL8$97,500$95,0000.98$258,210$53,7070.321.96
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL185$175,000$150,0000.91$329,471$87,5000.542.10
Tucson, AZ19$215,000$195,0000.92$238,696$76,2750.752.30
Tulsa, OK2$223,500$205,5000.91$536,897$77,1950.554.59
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC28$219,750$152,0000.81$454,450$72,5000.482.08
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV207$227,500$200,0000.91$446,185$108,0000.572.22
Wichita, KS11$234,000$192,2250.81$330,804$77,9160.642.29
Winston-Salem, NC11$220,000$194,5000.94$642,000$132,0000.552.13

Source: Small business transactions reported on BizBuySell.com during 2013

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Closed Small Business Transaction Metrics by Sector for the Full-Year 2013

Key metrics from transactions reported on BizBuySell.com by sector during 2013

BizBuySell.com
Time Period:
2013
 
Source:
BizBuySell.com
Sector Sub-Sector Number of Reported Sales Median Sales Price Median Asking Price Sales to Asking Price (average) Median Revenue Revenue Multiple (average) Median Cash Flow Cash Flow Multiple (average)
Communications Communications 9 $250,000 $350,000 0.87 $1,488,862 0.47 $180,000 1.99
Construction Construction-Building 15 $500,000 $550,000 0.95 $1,207,707 0.50 $228,843 2.16
Construction-Heavy 6 $2,100,000 $2,500,000 0.92 $2,800,000 0.71 $1,000,000 2.92
Construction-Special Trades 66 $356,000 $424,500 0.95 $884,344 0.50 $174,474 2.17
Electric, Gas, Water, Sanitary Svcs Electric, Gas, Water, Sanitary Svcs 9 $525,000 $525,000 0.90 $456,748 0.84 $169,700 2.83
Internet Business Services (B2B) 45 $260,000 $285,000 0.87 $301,210 0.99 $104,500 2.37
Consumer Services (B2C) 75 $240,000 $240,000 0.92 $359,965 0.85 $89,000 2.42
Domain Name/Basic Site 21 $180,000 $195,000 0.92 $150,000 1.40 $80,000 2.40
General Internet 2 $574,995 $574,995 1.00 $479,500 1.97 $248,000 3.02
Software 13 $434,000 $500,000 0.73 $484,623 1.10 $353,000 1.57
Web Design/Tech Services 10 $687,500 $700,000 0.83 $550,065 0.96 $308,529 2.56
Manufacturing Apparel & finished fabrics 9 $205,000 $249,950 0.73 $717,638 0.37 $103,000 2.38
Chemicals & Allied Products 3 $1,825,000 $2,325,000 0.89 $1,257,418 1.11 $322,062 4.13
Electronic & Electrical Equip. 17 $550,000 $625,000 0.89 $1,522,234 0.54 $229,000 2.53
Fabricated Metal Products 57 $725,000 $725,000 0.95 $1,275,000 0.84 $280,000 3.56
Food and Kindred Products 37 $395,000 $575,000 0.89 $674,583 0.55 $122,150 3.14
Furniture and Fixtures 14 $265,000 $299,900 0.92 $917,448 0.48 $133,000 2.55
Industrial & Comm. Machinery 5 $820,000 $1,217,000 0.73 $1,830,088 0.51 $337,596 2.21
Lumber and Wood Products 13 $1,175,000 $1,250,000 0.96 $2,000,000 0.37 $420,000 2.59
Measuring & Analyzing Instr. 5 $234,000 $245,000 0.82 $150,000 1.22 $86,101 3.57
Miscellaneous 47 $415,000 $450,000 0.90 $620,057 0.74 $161,000 2.97
Paper & Allied Products 2 $100,000 $100,000 1.00 $64,785 1.54 $24,000 4.17
Primary Metal Industries 15 $525,000 $640,000 0.91 $1,056,122 0.77 $215,869 2.97
Printing, Publishing 51 $300,000 $320,000 0.89 $450,000 0.62 $114,671 2.49
Rubber and Plastic Products 13 $355,000 $595,000 0.91 $900,000 0.95 $136,333 3.04
Stone, Clay, Glass, Concrete 6 $599,500 $637,500 0.94 $835,465 0.80 $188,000 3.21
Textile Mill Products 1 $88,000 $150,000 0.59 $720,547 0.12 $51,453 1.71
Transportation Equipment 4 $1,700,000 $1,700,000 0.96 $3,600,000 0.52 $540,000 2.32
Retail Apparel and Accessory Stores 86 $160,000 $165,000 0.92 $400,087 0.48 $85,000 2.32
Automotive Dealers 34 $750,000 $785,000 0.93 $1,806,651 0.38 $247,500 2.56
Bars/Taverns 304 $195,000 $210,000 0.88 $500,000 0.46 $86,414 2.36
Blding Mat., Hardware, Garden 26 $425,923 $474,898 0.96 $789,262 0.51 $159,318 2.57
Convenience Stores 350 $175,000 $195,000 0.90 $595,000 0.37 $104,172 2.10
Florists 37 $95,590 $104,500 0.95 $335,277 0.32 $60,000 1.96
Gasoline Service Stations 306 $252,500 $275,000 0.98 $568,656 0.62 $149,586 2.73
General Merchandise Stores 35 $124,500 $125,000 0.85 $392,500 0.52 $90,600 2.17
Home Furniture & Furnishings 43 $173,000 $200,000 0.89 $437,991 0.47 $94,320 2.06
Liquor Stores 271 $270,000 $289,000 0.90 $800,000 0.41 $125,000 2.58
Marine Dealers & Equipment 6 $450,000 $495,000 0.92 $4,255,795 0.25 $242,129 2.07
Miscellaneous Retail 208 $145,000 $160,000 0.89 $346,000 0.47 $75,647 2.19
Other Eating & Drinking Places 278 $130,000 $149,500 0.89 $308,000 0.46 $75,000 2.03
Other Food Stores 89 $136,000 $150,000 0.90 $350,000 0.51 $80,000 2.01
Pet Shops & Supplies 21 $95,000 $95,000 0.92 $248,572 0.39 $67,712 1.59
Restaurants 1562 $128,750 $149,250 0.89 $401,739 0.38 $80,000 1.89
Supermarkets 63 $270,000 $275,000 0.86 $1,200,000 0.21 $160,000 1.98
Vending Machines 64 $150,000 $165,000 0.92 $212,000 0.79 $72,800 2.19
Service Agents & Brokers 31 $175,000 $173,500 0.93 $148,000 1.23 $88,000 2.48
Amusement & Recreation 84 $165,000 $189,000 0.87 $275,000 0.73 $84,416 2.26
Auto Repair, Parts & Services 251 $240,000 $260,000 0.91 $572,000 0.62 $120,840 2.52
Beauty Salons, Barber Shops 217 $80,000 $89,000 0.89 $208,520 0.50 $52,000 1.85
Computer & Software Services 43 $230,000 $250,000 0.90 $469,564 0.62 $113,059 2.04
Drycleaning/Laundry Services 325 $199,000 $224,900 0.90 $201,922 0.96 $79,776 2.69
Educational Services 94 $275,000 $325,000 0.88 $437,443 0.87 $112,410 3.17
Engineering & Accounting Svcs 36 $189,900 $225,000 0.93 $180,000 0.95 $87,329 2.11
Finance, Banking, Loans, etc. 27 $352,366 $425,000 0.92 $300,000 1.13 $165,000 2.35
Freight, Moving/Delivery 64 $262,500 $277,500 0.89 $482,798 0.65 $126,553 2.24
Health, Medical & Dental 259 $325,000 $350,000 0.94 $544,000 0.70 $151,000 2.39
Hotels & Other Lodging Places 56 $542,750 $577,500 0.90 $384,208 1.54 $144,075 3.44
Landscaping & Yard Services 163 $128,500 $139,500 0.93 $216,000 0.66 $82,541 1.83
Legal Services 10 $149,500 $192,000 0.82 $294,032 0.71 $112,281 1.59
Marine Repair, Parts & Services 6 $182,500 $205,000 0.89 $496,415 0.41 $100,875 1.90
Membership Organizations 7 $800,000 $950,000 0.92 $526,000 1.42 $180,000 3.19
Miscellaneous Repair Services 52 $300,000 $399,000 0.89 $700,000 0.68 $149,586 2.09
Miscellaneous Services 279 $142,990 $156,500 0.93 $242,218 0.71 $90,000 1.95
Motion Pictures 1 $1,100,000 $1,100,000 1.00 $2,703,647 0.41 $956,155 1.15
Museums, Art Galleries, Zoos 2 $222,500 $222,500 1.00 $822,999 0.49 $99,483 2.24
Other Business Services 248 $222,000 $250,000 0.91 $466,000 0.64 $116,900 2.27
Other Personal Services 176 $87,000 $96,000 0.94 $139,600 0.66 $75,000 1.34
Other Travel & Transportation 19 $400,000 $750,000 0.83 $1,230,000 0.70 $189,364 2.29
Passenger Transportation 26 $325,000 $345,000 0.91 $401,651 0.77 $123,237 2.63
Pet Care & Grooming 34 $160,000 $174,900 0.91 $247,922 0.96 $83,218 2.48
Social Services 6 $492,500 $607,450 0.56 $393,017 0.99 $110,604 3.08
Storage & Warehousing 10 $450,000 $480,000 0.94 $883,000 0.51 $212,500 2.12
Travel Agencies 10 $287,500 $355,000 0.84 $1,200,000 0.47 $146,500 1.99
Wholesale Durable Goods 71 $431,500 $497,000 0.91 $1,002,500 0.56 $172,978 2.80
Nondurable Goods 64 $175,000 $190,000 0.94 $425,000 0.47 $80,000 2.27

Source: Small business transactions reported on BizBuySell.com during 2013

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