The Demographics of U.S. Small Business Buyers & Sellers

U.S. business brokers reported more than 7200 small business transactions to BizBuySell in 2015, while the number of small business listed in Q1 2016 reached a seven-year high. To better understand the people behind this activity, BizBuySell launched a survey of 1700 U.S. small business owners who have expressed an interest in selling, and more than 1300 prospective buyers.

The results provided an in-depth look at today’s market demographics, including age, gender, ethnicity, military experience and more. In the resulting white paper available below, we break down what today’s buyers and sellers look like and how demographic factors influence their business preferences and motivations.

Topics covered in the white paper include:

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Media Contact:

Bobby Chilver
Walker Sands Communications
office: (312) 546-4712

About BizBuySell

BizBuySell is the Internet's largest business for sale marketplace. Since 1996, BizBuySell has offered tools that make it easy for business owners and brokers to sell a business, and potential buyers to find the business of their dreams. BizBuySell currently has an inventory of approximately 48,000 businesses - spanning 80 countries - for sale at any one time and receives more than 1 million monthly visits. The site also features an extensive franchise directory as well as an easy-to-use business valuation tool. Please visit for more information.

BizBuySell was founded in 1996 and in 2012 became a division of CoStar Group, Inc. (NASDAQ - CSGP) - commercial real estate's leading provider of information and analytic services. CoStar conducts expansive, ongoing research to produce and maintain the largest and most comprehensive database of commercial real estate information and offers a suite of online services enabling clients to analyze, interpret and gain unmatched insight on commercial property values, market conditions and current availabilities. For more information, visit

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