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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 45,000 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, Curtis Kroeker, discusses the trends revealed by the Insight Reports in various media outlets.

Economic Recovery Continues As First Quarter Small Business Exit Transactions Remain at Strong Levels According to BizBuySell.com Report

BizBuySell.com's First Quarter 2014 Insight Report shows continued strong business-for-sale activity, well above historical levels, following 2013's record-breaking year.

BizBuySell.com the Internet's largest business-for-sale marketplace, reported today that small business transactions remained at high levels in the first quarter of 2014, continuing the growth trend that began in Q1 of 2013.

Participating business brokers reported 1,726 closed transactions in Q1 2014, marking the fifth straight quarter to exceed 1,600 transactions, a benchmark that had not previously been reached since before the start of the Great Recession in 2008. In fact, immediately after the recession began, reported transaction activity dropped significantly, with transaction totals for 2009 and 2010 dropping to an average of 1,126 reported transactions per quarter. There was only a very small improvement in the next few years as an average of 1,182 businesses changed hands per quarter in 2011 and 2012. At the outset of 2013, the recovery finally truly took hold and in the last 5 quarters, an average of 1,756 small businesses have closed, an average of 52% more per quarter than seen during the 2009 to 2012 period.

2014 Q1 Closed Small Business Transactions

This quarter's transaction volumes also represent a 4.8 percent increase from last quarter (Q4 2013), marking the first quarter-over-quarter increase since Q1 2013. On a year-over-year basis, transaction volume in Q1 2014 did fall 9 percent from last year's impressive first quarter total of 1,897. This decrease, however, was expected as transaction volumes in early 2013 were amplified by the carryover impact of the capital gains rate that expired at the end of 2012 - changes that motivated more small business owners to seek a sale in late 2012 even if though many sales weren't realized until the first part of 2013.

"While expected, it's encouraging that the 2014 business-for-sale market is starting the year strong," Curtis Kroeker, Group General Manager of BizBuySell.com and BizQuest.com, said. "It shows that, despite 2013's surge in business sales, we haven't yet worked through the pent up supply and demand created during the Great Recession. It's clear that buyers and sellers remain confident and ready to enter the market."

Transaction Volumes Show it is a Good Time to Sell, but Financial Multiples Show it is a Great Time to Buy

Strong small business transaction volume, median asking price continuity, and median sale price show that sellers are enjoying healthy demand for their businesses. In Q1 2014, the median asking price of sold businesses was $199,000 - a figure equal to that seen in three of the prior four quarters. Moreover, the median sale price in Q1 2014 remains strong at $175,000 and is approximately $25,000 higher than the median sale price witnessed during the 2010 to 2012 period.

2014 Q1 Small Business Sale Price vs. Asking Price

However, sales price multiples reveal that it remains a buyer's market. While sellers are getting much higher prices than they did just a few years ago, buyers are getting better value for their business-buying dollar. This is shown by multiples that remain at historic lows. The average multiple of revenue for sold businesses in Q1 slipped 1.2 percent year-over-year to 0.59 and the average multiple of cash flow fell 0.6 percent to 2.21.

2014 Q1 Small Business Sale Price Multiples

Buyers are also benefiting from buying small businesses that are performing well. The median annual revenue of businesses changing hands in Q1 fell slightly (0.3 percent) to $400,000 and the median annual cash flow for sold businesses dipped 4 percent to $96,000. However, the longer-term trend for both of these metrics remains positive with the Q1 figures well above pre-2013 levels.

2014 Q1 Key Financials for Sold Small Businesses

"The most recent numbers and the longer-term trends show that both small business buyers and sellers are confident that they can work out a mutually beneficial deal in today's market." Kroeker said. "As the economy continues to, hopefully, strengthen and access to acquisition financing continues to improve, 2014 should be a good year for small business transactions. Simply put, the depressed transaction activity from late 2008 through to the end of 2012 created the fundamentals for a sustained recovery."



APPENDIX: Additional Statistics from Small Business Transactions Reported to BizBuySell

2014 Q1 Small Business Sales by Sector

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Small Business Listing Metrics by Geography for First Quarter, 2014

Key metrics from businesses listed for sale on BizBuySell.com by market for Q1 2014

BizBuySell.com
Time Period:
Q1 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, NY57$325,000$700,000$135,2000.772.97
Albuquerque, NM48$353,000$544,658$121,5000.772.90
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA593$231,525$470,000$99,7000.793.27
Austin-Round Rock, TX188$225,000$347,037$107,5820.892.98
Baltimore-Towson, MD248$255,000$496,654$110,0000.722.93
Birmingham-Hoover, AL79$299,000$416,198$95,0000.843.40
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA-NH525$189,000$400,000$104,0000.652.48
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT141$199,900$391,000$100,0000.602.65
Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY50$250,000$363,500$100,0001.013.60
Charlotte-Gastonia-Concord, NC-SC208$225,000$402,667$92,8620.692.84
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL-IN-WI643$275,000$500,000$110,0000.813.12
Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN97$225,000$535,000$90,0000.623.24
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH94$187,500$387,000$79,8990.753.04
Columbus, OH147$197,000$475,000$93,6000.682.81
Contra Costa-Alameda-Solano, CA166$239,500$495,000$101,0000.833.14
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX795$224,000$416,000$98,3840.813.21
Dayton, OH63$225,000$557,152$87,0000.733.20
Denver-Aurora, CO373$245,000$401,072$100,0000.762.85
Detroit-Warren-Livonia, MI142$190,000$360,800$75,5000.823.33
Durham, NC19$190,000$409,883$67,5910.953.67
Fresno, CA21$249,000$420,000$91,8060.774.57
Greensboro-High Point, NC60$255,000$620,000$122,5000.733.43
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT163$200,000$400,000$86,0000.642.83
Honolulu, HI38$275,000$350,000$118,8781.033.70
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX456$200,000$400,000$93,3000.843.15
Indianapolis-Carmel, IN102$249,500$551,476$100,0000.602.91
Jacksonville, FL391$210,000$394,701$98,4500.732.83
Kansas City, MO-KS160$225,000$495,000$86,4480.983.42
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV295$169,000$314,623$81,1430.762.73
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA2,140$200,000$400,000$95,2020.732.80
Louisville-Jefferson County, KY-IN85$275,000$355,000$90,0001.164.02
Memphis, TN-MS-AR84$244,450$471,510$115,0000.723.14
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Miami Beach, FL1,389$200,000$365,786$100,0000.832.81
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI68$295,000$515,000$97,5000.813.88
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI329$220,000$376,925$75,1490.883.66
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro, TN291$189,000$363,722$80,0000.762.77
New Haven-Milford, CT124$235,000$453,634$103,6190.693.08
New Jersey1,801$269,900$420,000$107,3920.863.05
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA135$168,000$273,000$60,0001.103.90
New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA4,501$275,000$496,500$124,0000.752.70
Oklahoma City, OK82$301,750$520,885$113,7460.823.46
Orange County, CA568$194,000$356,197$84,0000.692.65
Orlando-Kissimmee, FL813$180,000$325,000$90,0000.752.63
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD826$250,000$429,779$109,6850.822.94
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ1,024$175,000$347,881$80,0000.722.70
Pittsburgh, PA80$303,900$462,500$100,0950.783.26
Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton, OR-WA148$222,500$369,500$84,2650.853.54
Providence-New Bedford-Fall River, RI-MA137$269,000$425,056$102,5900.793.29
Raleigh-Cary, NC135$269,000$500,000$109,2650.913.16
Richmond, VA66$222,500$467,648$84,3470.682.88
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA370$195,000$400,000$94,5000.752.87
Rochester, NY94$249,000$425,491$97,1740.742.93
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA184$225,000$382,285$88,9620.853.22
Salt Lake City, UT168$264,500$330,873$95,0140.983.73
San Antonio, TX161$260,000$467,913$100,1650.943.70
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA329$180,000$356,237$87,0000.772.66
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA287$250,000$507,000$111,0000.783.02
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA111$225,000$417,578$100,0000.652.77
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA222$199,000$402,772$89,9070.843.01
St. Louis, MO-IL206$207,500$455,957$76,3680.663.48
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL787$160,000$316,517$80,2870.722.70
Tucson, AZ91$199,000$421,210$92,5600.753.00
Tulsa, OK47$300,000$465,244$99,6000.713.74
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC140$202,500$355,500$77,6000.693.13
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV612$240,000$500,000$100,0000.672.73
Wichita, KS35$350,000$525,000$120,0001.054.44
Winston-Salem, NC26$322,250$433,500$75,0000.854.33

Source: Small business transactions reported on BizBuySell.com during the first 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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