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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.

Small Business Transactions Up 6 Percent Over Same Time Last Year, Median Cash Flow of Sold Businesses Reaches Record High

BizBuySell.com's First Quarter 2015 Insight Report shows strong transaction activity and robust business financials as the service and retail industries continue to drive market growth.

San Francisco, CA - BizBuySell.com the Internet's largest business-for-sale marketplace, reported today that small business transactions continued at a strong pace in the first quarter of 2015, growing 6 percent from the first quarter of 2014. A total of 1,830 small businesses were reported sold in Q1, continuing a two-year trend of exceptionally robust activity in the business-for-sale market. The full results are included in BizBuySell.com's Q1 2015 Insight Report, which aggregates statistics from business-for-sale transactions reported by participating business brokers nationwide.

2015 Q1 Closed Small Business Transactions

Recent surveys of buyers, sellers and business brokers attribute the transaction increase to the growth of both supply and demand in the business-for-sale market. Baby Boomers continue to supply the market with quality listings as they reach retirement age and buyers (who now have access to more lending options) are pulling the trigger on their small business ownership plans.

A key reason buyers and sellers are entering the market in larger numbers is the improving health of small businesses in general. Financial indicators remained high in the first quarter of 2015, giving sellers hope that they can earn a high sales price and giving buyers optimism about the future of their potential acquisitions. The median revenue of small businesses sold in Q1 stood at $442,000, up from an even $400,000 at the same time last year. Median cash flow hit $104,000, which represents the highest median cash flow reported since BizBuySell.com started tracking this data in 2007.

2015 Q1 Key Financials of Sold Small Businesses

Impressive financial performance is allowing sellers to ask for and receive higher prices for their businesses. The median asking price of a small business in Q1 was $225,000, a significant jump from the $199,000 median asking price recorded a year ago. The median sale price in Q1 2015 was $200,000, a marked increase from the $175,000 median sale price in Q1 2014-and a price that is consistent with the higher sale prices seen in the final quarter of 2014.

2015 Q1 Small Business Sale Price vs Asking Price

"We continue to see sustained growth in the business-for-sale market," Bob House, Group General Manager of BizBuySell.com and BizQuest.com, said. "It's now been more than two years of consistent financial improvement and we continue to reach new milestones each quarter. It's great to see that small business owners can grow and successfully sell in today's environment."

Service and Retail Businesses Drive Growth of Transactions, Financial Performance

Businesses in the service industry appear to have fueled transaction growth in Q1. The 711 service industry transactions recorded in Q1 2015 represent an 18 percent increase over Q1 2014. Broken down geographically, small businesses in the service sector were most popular in the Midwest region, where total transactions grew 63 percent from Q1 2014. Service industry sales were also up 35 percent in the Mountain region and 17 percent in the South.

Small businesses that specialize in retail sales saw the biggest gains in financial performance in early 2015. The median revenue of a retail business sold in Q1 of 2015 was $537,500, up from $437,783 in Q1 2014. Median cash flow for businesses in the retail sector grew from $89,907 to $99,355. Improved performance indicators also gave retail owners confidence to ask for and receive more for their businesses. The median asking price for retail businesses grew from $199,000 in the first quarter of 2014 to $220,000 in the first quarter of 2015, resulting in a significant increase in the median sale price, from $155,000 to $197,250.

2015 Q1 Small Business Sales by Sector

Strong Revenue and Cash Flow Indicate Improving Small Business Environment in 2015

Transaction activity has been consistently strong since the beginning of 2013, but the financial performance of small businesses has been particularly robust in recent months. The median revenue of small businesses sold on BizBuySell.com spiked in mid-2014 and has remained strong since, hovering just below $450,000. At the same time, median cash flow has reached all-time highs in each of the last two quarters, peaking at $104,000 in Q1 2015.

Likewise, sales price multiples for both median revenue and median cash flow are trending upwards. The median revenue multiple for sold businesses in early 2015 was 0.63, up from 0.59 at the same time last year. The median cash flow multiple also grew slightly from 2.21 in Q1 2014 to 2.27 in Q1 2015. These increases point to a more balanced market, where both buyers and sellers receive value from transactions. The current, balanced market is expected to continue to drive interested buyers and sellers to the table throughout the remainder of 2015.

2015 Q1 Small Business Sale Price Multiples

"We've heard from our broker customers that they are seeing more qualified buyers capable of taking over the reins from sellers, specifically Baby Boomers ready to retire," House said. "Supply and demand fundamentals, combined with the improving financial performance of small businesses in general, should drive growth through the rest of the year."

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

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Small Business Listing Metrics by Geography for First Quarter, 2015

Key metrics from businesses listed for sale on BizBuySell.com by market for Q1 2015

BizBuySell.com
Time Period:
Q1 2015
 
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 134 $325,000 $610,000 $137,000 0.77 2.98
Albuquerque, NM 52 $264,500 $378,500 $87,000 0.85 3.38
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 554 $250,000 $480,000 $107,000 0.87 3.32
Austin-Round Rock, TX 202 $259,000 $400,000 $112,944 0.89 3.00
Baltimore-Towson, MD 258 $325,000 $572,458 $132,200 0.74 3.01
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 62 $299,000 $481,443 $110,000 0.87 3.36
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA-NH 476 $209,000 $450,000 $109,750 0.62 2.42
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 157 $180,000 $389,430 $97,840 0.59 2.50
Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY 36 $226,000 $453,263 $100,000 0.71 3.12
Charlotte-Gastonia-Concord, NC-SC 186 $245,000 $498,134 $97,500 0.66 3.22
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL-IN-WI 625 $265,000 $500,000 $118,000 0.79 3.09
Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN 110 $225,000 $491,000 $94,500 0.74 3.17
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 74 $249,500 $420,740 $100,000 0.68 2.96
Columbus, OH 157 $175,000 $367,000 $80,744 0.67 2.89
Contra Costa-Alameda-Solano, CA 203 $190,000 $372,822 $100,476 0.73 2.69
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 945 $239,000 $415,504 $100,000 0.92 3.53
Dayton, OH 55 $270,000 $620,000 $126,080 0.75 3.13
Denver-Aurora, CO 373 $295,000 $550,000 $110,000 0.73 3.26
Detroit-Warren-Livonia, MI 139 $220,000 $420,000 $95,200 0.75 3.23
Durham, NC 21 $160,000 $410,000 $86,659 0.49 2.42
Fresno, CA 22 $237,000 $402,500 $105,500 0.81 3.55
Greensboro-High Point, NC 46 $194,950 $462,000 $103,500 0.78 2.96
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 170 $179,900 $451,806 $96,764 0.54 2.60
Honolulu, HI 27 $279,000 $352,255 $84,000 0.69 3.63
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 502 $250,000 $450,000 $104,101 0.80 3.02
Indianapolis-Carmel, IN 104 $222,000 $512,000 $86,177 0.64 2.80
Jacksonville, FL 387 $199,000 $390,500 $98,193 0.73 2.72
Kansas City, MO-KS 240 $295,000 $427,277 $118,067 0.84 2.87
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 306 $175,000 $346,000 $90,042 0.68 2.32
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA 2,143 $200,000 $420,000 $100,000 0.72 2.72
Louisville-Jefferson County, KY-IN 82 $325,000 $410,822 $100,000 0.90 3.32
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 72 $297,500 $499,146 $123,000 0.67 2.78
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Miami Beach, FL 1,524 $225,000 $380,000 $100,073 0.82 2.82
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 64 $325,000 $583,500 $118,731 0.83 3.55
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 402 $219,500 $429,608 $80,000 0.78 3.21
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro, TN 249 $169,000 $368,000 $85,000 0.72 2.77
New Haven-Milford, CT 145 $219,000 $458,000 $107,615 0.63 2.83
New Jersey 1,867 $265,000 $445,778 $109,000 0.80 3.00
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA 108 $207,000 $299,974 $81,500 1.20 4.02
New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA 5,425 $299,000 $575,000 $131,600 0.69 2.69
Oklahoma City, OK 99 $250,000 $588,000 $99,000 0.61 3.23
Orange County, CA 587 $180,000 $360,000 $86,200 0.67 2.59
Orlando-Kissimmee, FL 674 $183,500 $365,928 $91,481 0.72 2.73
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 833 $285,000 $490,800 $116,678 0.82 3.09
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 1,190 $169,000 $324,263 $75,000 0.70 2.66
Pittsburgh, PA 89 $265,000 $500,000 $118,710 0.67 2.83
Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton, OR-WA 153 $199,500 $403,605 $93,541 0.67 3.15
Providence-New Bedford-Fall River, RI-MA 141 $199,000 $400,000 $91,966 0.68 3.05
Raleigh-Cary, NC 126 $245,000 $456,000 $100,000 0.68 2.76
Richmond, VA 149 $170,000 $423,000 $80,000 0.69 2.74
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 432 $199,250 $393,672 $96,500 0.72 2.74
Rochester, NY 96 $226,950 $330,705 $83,908 0.85 3.29
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 275 $169,000 $317,176 $85,000 0.69 2.52
Salt Lake City, UT 114 $257,500 $408,327 $105,978 0.80 2.99
San Antonio, TX 162 $262,500 $538,318 $117,644 0.83 3.44
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 356 $169,250 $316,881 $84,043 0.74 2.57
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA 316 $250,000 $462,513 $109,651 0.90 3.02
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 157 $250,000 $533,099 $101,813 0.80 3.12
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 203 $200,000 $450,000 $108,000 0.68 2.83
St. Louis, MO-IL 223 $225,000 $405,099 $72,978 0.70 3.86
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 837 $175,000 $345,000 $84,284 0.72 2.66
Tucson, AZ 119 $199,000 $397,553 $84,252 0.71 3.17
Tulsa, OK 66 $275,000 $460,961 $109,500 0.71 3.27
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 130 $200,000 $360,000 $76,866 0.74 3.05
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 644 $250,000 $500,000 $109,000 0.63 2.72
Wichita, KS 23 $325,000 $440,000 $80,000 0.92 3.62
Winston-Salem, NC 18 $261,000 $452,500 $94,648 0.67 2.76

Source: Small business transactions reported on BizBuySell.com during the first quarter of 2015

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Closed Small Business Transaction Metrics by Geographic Market for the Full-Year 2014

Key metrics from transactions reported on BizBuySell.com by market during 2014

BizBuySell.com
Time Period:
2014
 
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, NY 9 $399,000 $399,000 0.96 $1,045,801 $147,203 0.47 2.26
Albuquerque, NM 5 $496,000 $447,500 0.91 $1,017,576 $201,140 0.63 2.43
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 197 $277,500 $256,000 0.91 $533,635 $121,444 0.65 2.47
Austin-Round Rock, TX 65 $154,100 $137,500 0.93 $323,838 $107,582 0.63 2.09
Baltimore-Towson, MD 86 $274,500 $244,200 0.87 $600,000 $101,216 0.51 2.32
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 14 $320,000 $307,500 0.89 $373,176 $72,561 0.61 3.29
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA-NH 229 $198,000 $175,000 0.89 $442,459 $115,000 0.50 2.09
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 29 $230,000 $230,000 0.95 $487,500 $126,400 0.60 1.98
Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY 11 $267,450 $250,000 0.94 $522,500 $98,000 0.62 3.43
Charlotte-Gastonia-Concord, NC-SC 67 $255,500 $231,250 0.94 $496,040 $120,235 0.63 2.53
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL-IN-WI 226 $179,000 $150,000 0.85 $436,000 $83,623 0.49 2.26
Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN 20 $197,000 $180,000 0.92 $545,168 $88,632 0.51 2.21
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 20 $350,000 $300,000 0.86 $450,000 $129,000 0.60 2.86
Columbus, OH 45 $132,450 $116,500 0.78 $286,778 $72,120 0.48 2.02
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 196 $225,000 $225,000 0.92 $419,000 $110,000 0.67 2.39
Dayton, OH 11 $420,492 $360,000 0.83 $701,000 $194,275 0.80 2.67
Denver-Aurora, CO 134 $225,000 $225,000 0.94 $550,000 $104,000 0.57 2.14
Detroit-Warren-Livonia, MI 83 $225,000 $200,000 0.90 $382,908 $89,385 0.65 2.52
Durham, NC 6 $69,995 $60,000 0.80 $376,174 $54,000 0.55 1.72
Fresno, CA 6              
Greensboro-High Point, NC 13 $304,000 $256,750 0.84 $934,000 $150,803 0.68 2.58
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 41 $199,000 $199,000 0.93 $350,000 $74,400 0.49 2.05
Honolulu, HI 11 $250,000 $280,000 0.95 $416,894 $153,603 0.71 2.31
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 131 $207,000 $187,500 0.93 $379,424 $89,188 0.60 2.24
Indianapolis-Carmel, IN 53 $243,900 $217,000 0.89 $628,100 $107,994 0.42 2.17
Jacksonville, FL 33 $149,900 $146,500 0.90 $362,204 $107,226 0.54 2.16
Kansas City, MO-KS 36 $282,500 $275,000 0.95 $533,000 $113,500 0.60 2.23
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 56 $150,000 $122,500 0.90 $314,623 $76,326 0.49 1.72
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA 717 $199,000 $189,000 0.95 $420,000 $90,307 0.64 2.45
Louisville-Jefferson County, KY-IN 20 $207,000 $167,500 0.88 $437,500 $83,500 0.59 2.66
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 28 $255,000 $215,000 0.84 $690,500 $136,528 0.51 2.24
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Miami Beach, FL 300 $165,000 $150,000 0.89 $320,249 $96,338 0.61 2.04
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 24 $225,000 $159,250 0.84 $489,580 $87,741 0.41 2.21
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 31 $225,000 $175,000 0.90 $453,346 $80,000 0.55 2.51
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro, TN 94 $237,000 $192,500 0.87 $417,791 $100,000 0.52 2.23
New Haven-Milford, CT 20 $203,500 $135,000 0.83 $463,441 $95,350 0.53 2.01
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA 10 $275,000 $186,010 0.94 $760,000 $100,000 0.37 2.83
New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA 455 $222,000 $200,000 0.92 $416,000 $120,000 0.68 2.13
Oklahoma City, OK 17 $417,500 $360,000 0.87 $614,821 $132,001 0.62 2.16
Orlando-Kissimmee, FL 194 $165,000 $144,500 0.89 $306,095 $83,196 0.56 1.81
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 185 $252,500 $238,125 0.92 $505,000 $114,025 0.65 2.34
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 195 $185,000 $157,500 0.91 $378,332 $97,064 0.61 2.01
Pittsburgh, PA 18 $437,500 $413,500 0.92 $511,104 $143,037 0.69 2.88
Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton, OR-WA 66 $200,000 $200,000 0.91 $470,670 $84,046 0.64 2.54
Providence-New Bedford-Fall River, RI-MA 32 $350,000 $250,000 0.88 $696,000 $129,228 0.88 2.70
Raleigh-Cary, NC 52 $260,000 $225,000 0.90 $376,470 $125,280 0.66 2.18
Richmond, VA 26 $212,500 $177,500 0.92 $487,500 $98,500 0.39 2.09
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 97 $182,250 $160,000 0.93 $400,153 $83,000 0.61 2.15
Rochester, NY 4 $189,000 $175,000 0.86 $211,000 $101,000 0.83 1.55
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 40 $176,500 $190,000 0.97 $272,700 $67,225 0.87 2.56
Salt Lake City, UT 53 $200,000 $183,750 0.90 $366,341 $103,920 0.61 2.28
San Antonio, TX 50 $148,000 $120,000 0.89 $415,999 $77,000 0.61 2.05
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 164 $175,000 $165,000 0.94 $300,000 $81,548 0.79 2.17
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA 86 $198,000 $180,000 0.91 $229,775 $100,426 0.91 2.08
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 33 $149,000 $130,000 0.95 $354,664 $81,109 0.60 2.35
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 89 $325,000 $300,000 0.90 $673,852 $143,588 0.52 2.58
St. Louis, MO-IL 23 $133,500 $132,900 0.89 $280,000 $100,154 0.30 1.65
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 245 $139,000 $120,000 0.91 $311,973 $83,090 0.55 1.85
Tucson, AZ 23 $127,500 $115,750 0.89 $352,993 $73,690 0.46 1.98
Tulsa, OK 13 $340,000 $227,500 0.83 $432,622 $151,250 0.60 2.23
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 40 $189,000 $173,500 0.86 $471,714 $81,923 0.53 2.45
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 161 $216,163 $179,400 0.86 $477,500 $103,500 0.45 1.95
Wichita, KS 7 $235,000 $200,000 0.88 $230,000 $108,000 1.11 3.55
Winston-Salem, NC 7 $435,000 $447,500 0.98 $1,887,000 $153,000 0.46 3.36
Orange County, CA 222 $160,000 $150,000 0.94 $363,000 $82,800 0.58 2.21
Contra Costa-Alameda-Solano, CA 30 $191,500 $182,500 0.93 $576,216 $114,500 0.70 2.09
New Jersey 196 $236,900 $223,500 0.93 $480,650 $120,000 0.60 2.26

Source: Small business transactions reported on BizBuySell.com during 2014

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Closed Small Business Transaction Metrics by Sector for the Full-Year 2014

Key metrics from transactions reported on BizBuySell.com by sector during 2014

BizBuySell.com
Time Period:
2014
 
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)
Agriculture Agriculture 6 $1,687,500 $1,900,000 0.88 $3,567,833 0.55 $776,817 2.26
Communications Communications 10 $221,000 $285,000 0.94 $336,204 0.55 $122,056 2.23
Construction Construction-Building 15 $237,500 $264,500 0.96 $748,526 0.49 $136,876 2.10
Construction-Heavy 4 $920,000 $950,000 0.73 $738,215 1.09 $320,000 3.09
Construction-Special Trades 94 $425,000 $450,000 0.90 $813,000 0.50 $200,000 2.32
Electric, Gas, Water, Sanitary Svcs Electric, Gas, Water, Sanitary Svcs 7 $250,000 $275,000 0.91 $530,000 0.82 $160,000 2.58
Internet Business Services (B2B) 58 $237,000 $249,500 0.92 $248,056 1.25 $90,627 2.50
Consumer Services (B2C) 94 $137,000 $150,000 0.90 $225,528 0.91 $68,422 2.09
Domain Name/Basic Site 4 $120,000 $120,000 0.68 $308,294 0.69 $89,786 1.25
General Internet 42 $124,900 $135,000 0.97 $128,177 1.34 $61,298 2.23
Software 27 $175,000 $210,000 0.89 $110,564 1.61 $85,776 2.53
Web Design/Tech Services 10 $298,800 $298,800 0.94 $381,600 0.79 $138,000 2.15
Manufacturing Apparel & finished fabrics 14 $275,000 $595,000 0.83 $605,000 0.49 $100,000 2.37
Chemicals & Allied Products 8 $900,000 $925,000 0.87 $1,511,783 0.57 $240,500 3.16
Electronic & Electrical Equip. 10 $665,000 $1,008,750 0.78 $1,169,000 0.67 $375,000 2.37
Fabricated Metal Products 60 $750,000 $1,000,000 0.88 $1,200,000 0.71 $333,000 2.81
Food and Kindred Products 26 $286,000 $295,000 0.88 $400,000 0.79 $90,000 2.86
Furniture and Fixtures 17 $450,000 $575,000 0.88 $1,100,000 0.44 $186,293 2.79
Industrial & Comm. Machinery 10 $480,000 $495,000 0.98 $900,000 0.81 $271,000 3.62
Lumber and Wood Products 11 $400,000 $450,000 0.94 $1,073,146 0.49 $208,332 2.51
Measuring & Analyzing Instr. 3 $606,250 $659,500 0.91 $808,201 1.05 $194,445 3.14
Miscellaneous 45 $424,995 $449,995 0.92 $751,327 0.78 $187,500 2.67
Paper & Allied Products 3 $70,000 $79,000 0.93 $111,434 0.79 $42,011 2.49
Primary Metal Industries 11 $1,127,500 $1,242,000 0.89 $1,625,000 0.69 $340,406 3.11
Printing, Publishing 45 $220,000 $225,000 0.89 $364,000 0.58 $93,122 2.10
Rubber and Plastic Products 11 $720,000 $850,000 0.93 $581,000 0.83 $172,200 3.46
Stone, Clay, Glass, Concrete 8 $316,000 $325,000 1.28 $922,658 0.45 $138,994 2.56
Textile Mill Products 2 $850,000 $850,000 1.00 $1,642,547 0.52 $177,875 4.78
Tobacco Products 2 $77,500 $87,500 0.88 $498,023 0.29 $75,728 1.33
Transportation Equipment 7 $1,692,500 $1,725,000 0.92 $2,035,820 0.70 $258,450 4.80
Retail Restaurants 1546 $150,000 $169,000 0.89 $480,000 0.39 $94,070 1.96
Apparel and Accessory Stores 73 $195,000 $199,500 0.91 $440,000 0.47 $88,826 2.13
Automotive Dealers 37 $500,000 $495,000 0.99 $2,100,000 0.37 $200,000 3.02
Bars/Taverns 268 $225,000 $250,000 0.88 $588,000 0.48 $100,000 2.41
Blding Mat., Hardware, Garden 26 $209,000 $212,500 0.94 $468,581 0.64 $99,902 2.45
Convenience Stores 266 $140,000 $150,000 0.89 $540,000 0.36 $94,000 2.07
Florists 38 $100,000 $144,000 0.87 $334,598 0.37 $65,320 1.78
Gasoline Service Stations 263 $240,000 $249,000 0.92 $751,800 0.47 $134,497 2.74
General Merchandise Stores 34 $98,000 $100,000 0.90 $464,854 0.35 $73,500 1.84
Home Furniture & Furnishings 30 $225,000 $275,000 0.84 $600,000 0.38 $120,000 2.64
Liquor Stores 282 $300,000 $342,500 0.93 $765,000 0.50 $120,000 2.96
Marine Dealers & Equipment 9 $540,000 $500,000 0.95 $352,382 1.27 $95,893 4.49
Miscellaneous Retail 245 $165,000 $199,000 0.88 $377,367 0.48 $86,882 2.02
Other Eating & Drinking Places 285 $125,000 $149,900 0.88 $315,000 0.43 $72,000 1.90
Other Food Stores 64 $118,800 $130,000 0.92 $300,000 0.54 $76,000 1.99
Pet Shops & Supplies 15 $161,000 $199,999 0.96 $340,000 0.64 $70,000 2.44
Supermarkets 49 $395,000 $399,000 0.97 $820,000 0.69 $150,000 3.57
Vending Machines 84 $115,000 $125,000 0.91 $329,992 0.62 $60,661 2.02
Service Agents & Brokers 34 $118,800 $125,000 0.88 $126,000 1.15 $51,200 2.41
Amusement & Recreation 58 $190,000 $197,500 0.90 $297,312 0.80 $77,705 2.50
Auto Repair, Parts & Services 234 $265,000 $299,000 0.94 $621,000 0.66 $135,312 2.53
Beauty Salons, Barber Shops 227 $94,800 $99,000 0.91 $208,698 0.45 $64,311 1.75
Computer & Software Services 35 $265,000 $275,000 0.89 $396,273 0.80 $102,511 2.47
Drycleaning/Laundry Services 289 $175,000 $192,500 0.91 $204,000 0.91 $74,735 2.68
Educational Services 96 $160,250 $175,000 0.93 $348,854 0.70 $85,000 2.50
Engineering & Accounting Svcs 52 $195,000 $195,000 0.94 $304,000 0.88 $120,000 2.15
Finance, Banking, Loans, etc. 23 $386,750 $392,500 0.92 $441,500 1.06 $178,500 2.21
Freight, Moving/Delivery 104 $355,000 $389,999 0.92 $500,000 0.73 $144,000 2.56
Health, Medical & Dental 254 $280,000 $299,000 0.91 $497,988 0.70 $145,410 2.28
Hotels & Other Lodging Places 62 $187,500 $245,000 0.92 $272,954 1.43 $100,846 3.18
Landscaping & Yard Services 118 $142,500 $160,000 0.94 $206,279 0.65 $90,244 1.67
Legal Services 8 $175,000 $175,000 0.90 $143,375 1.03 $99,865 1.99
Marine Repair, Parts & Services 8 $325,000 $399,000 0.85 $485,653 0.80 $168,585 2.03
Membership Organizations 6 $125,000 $150,000 0.80 $182,000 0.65 $45,596 2.92
Miscellaneous Repair Services 61 $210,000 $225,000 0.89 $495,000 0.54 $121,000 2.13
Miscellaneous Services 273 $175,000 $197,000 0.91 $322,213 0.70 $103,583 2.08
Motion Pictures 2 $280,000 $350,000 0.80 $650,000 0.43 $150,000 1.87
Museums, Art Galleries, Zoos 6 $85,000 $99,000 0.86 $180,000 0.47 $47,000 1.71
Other Business Services 347 $250,000 $272,500 0.94 $444,651 0.68 $116,654 2.44
Other Personal Services 209 $72,000 $72,000 0.96 $105,400 0.70 $73,000 1.38
Other Travel & Transportation 24 $375,000 $425,000 0.96 $598,000 0.70 $200,000 2.36
Passenger Transportation 21 $275,000 $275,000 0.96 $363,000 0.86 $125,050 2.37
Pet Care & Grooming 44 $172,500 $193,500 0.91 $350,000 0.81 $101,542 2.35
Social Services 4 $290,000 $300,000 0.97 $177,551 1.63 $41,345 7.01
Storage & Warehousing 10 $2,662,500 $2,775,000 0.91 $1,050,583 2.28 $380,443 6.32
Travel Agencies 6 $162,500 $165,000 0.94 $251,606 0.77 $77,627 2.07
Wholesale Durable Goods 60 $420,000 $463,650 0.92 $1,072,000 0.61 $183,290 2.73
Nondurable Goods 91 $135,000 $143,000 0.92 $403,312 0.49 $70,737 2.20
Other Non-classifiable Establishments 6 $500,000 $650,000 0.91 $649,792 1.54 $90,000 3.58

Source: Small business transactions reported on BizBuySell.com during 2014

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