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April 6, 2018

Small Business Sale Prices Reach Record Highs to Start 2018's First Quarter 2018 Insight Report shows a record-breaking quarter for the business-for-sale market for sales prices and completed transactions

January 10, 2018

Small Business Transactions Reached Record Highs in 2017, up 27 Percent from 2016, According to Report's Fourth Quarter 2017 Insight Report shows strong second half of 2017 boosting business-for-sale market to new highs as businesses continue to thrive in today's strong economy.

November 14, 2017

2017 Buyer-Seller Confidence Index: Rising SMB Prices Weigh on the Minds of Both Buyers and Sellers

Market confidence dips compared to 2016 as both buyers and sellers wonder how much longer business for sale prices will increase.

October 18, 2017

Poll: Small Business Owners Divided on Employees Exercising Free Speech At Work

New BizBuySell survey explores small business owner opinions on recent events, such as freedom of speech debates and natural disaster preparedness.

October 9, 2017

Small Business Transactions Reach Record High As Buyers Shrug Off Amazon Effect's Third Quarter 2017 Insight Report shows this year is on pace to record the highest number of businesses changing hands since the report's inception in 2007

August 30, 2017

Poll: Majority of Small Business Owners Perceive Online Marketplaces Like Amazon as a Threat

New BizBuySell survey reveals how small business owners feel about cybersecurity, tax reform, the Amazon effect and the Trump administration.

July 2017

2017 Small Business Expenses Report

BizBuySell surveyed 1,200 business owners to understand the expenses incurred during the four main phases of ownership - buying, starting, selling and expanding a business. The results provide an in-depth look at the $42 billion small business owners combine to spend annually during a business transition.

July 12, 2017

Number of Small Business Transactions Hits Record Levels in First Half of 2017, Key Financials Continue Upward Trend's Second Quarter 2017 Insight Report indicates 2017 is on track for record-breaking year of small business sales as deals close faster

June 2, 2017

Poll: Small Business Owners and Buyers Continue to Support Trump, Yet Divided on Certain Issues

New BizBuySell survey reveals the small business community agree with many of Trump's plans

April 10, 2017

Number of Small Business Transactions Jumps In Early 2017 While Median Revenues, Cash Flow Reach Record Levels's First Quarter 2017 Insight Report shows a hot and balanced market as key financials improve and more listings hit the market

February 27, 2017

Poll: Small Business Owners and Potential Buyers Approve of Trump's Presidency

New BizBuySell survey reveals the small business community agree with many of Trump's plans

January 9, 2017

Record Number of Small Businesses Were Bought & Sold in America in 2016; Trump's Election Spurs Optimism Among Small Business Owners According to Report's Fourth Quarter 2016 Insight Report shows small business transactions continue to reach new highs as growing financials make for a hot market

October 10, 2016

Small Business Transaction Up 15% From Last Year, Reach Highest Levels Since Q2 of 2008

BizBuySell's Third Quarter 2016 Insight Report shows 2016 on pace to have highest number of businesses changing hands since report inception in 2007; Active for-sale listings reach record high too.

September 27, 2016

2016 Buyer-Seller Confidence Index: Small Business Sellers Remain Confident in Current Market but the Gap is Closing as Buyers Seeing More Realistic Asking Prices

Both Buyers & Sellers Say Election Result Could Change Their Plans in the Market, Data Shows a Clinton Win Could Lead to More Sellers in 2017

July 7, 2016

First Half 2016 Small Business Transactions Up Slightly Over 2015; Data Shows Inverse Relationship Between Asking Price and Time on Market

BizBuySell's Second Quarter 2016 Insight Report shows market stabilizing at high activity levels; median time to market a business is about 6 months.

May 2016

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

BizBuySell surveyed 1700 small business owners who have expressed an interest in selling, and more than 1300 buyers to provide an in-depth look at today's small business market demographics, preferences, motivations and trends.

April 6, 2016

Sellers Cashing Out: Sold Small Business Revenues, Cash Flow Reach Record Highs In Early 2016 While Number Of Business For-Sale Listings Hit Seven-Year Peak

BizBuySell's First Quarter 2016 Insight Report shows highest number of small businesses listed for sale since 2009, service and retail industries driving improving financial performance of sold businesses.

January 11, 2016

Improved Small Business Financials, Stabilized Transaction Activity in 2015 According to Data's Fourth Quarter 2015 Insight Report shows that while the number of businesses that changed hands decreased slightly, key financial indicators reached all-time highs, indicating a healthy, more balanced market.

December 17, 2015

Business Brokers: Number of Small Business Buyers & Sellers Up In 2015, Transaction Activity Will Increase In 2016

BizBuySell survey of brokers reveals optimism that the business-for-sale market will continue to improve in 2016 despite concerns around rising healthcare costs and potential minimum wage hikes

October 7, 2015

BizBuySell Report: Small Business Transactions Down Slightly As Market Stabilizes From Robust 2014 Activity's Third Quarter 2015 Insight Report shows business-for-sale activity below last year's numbers; Retail industry & Pacific region experience biggest year-over-year declines.

September 23, 2015

Business Buyer-Seller Confidence Index: Owners Believe Now is a Good Time to Sell; Buyers Skeptical of Current Asking Prices survey finds sellers optimistic toward the value of their business while many buyers favored last year's market; owners and prospective buyers show support for Trump's candidacy

July 8, 2015

Small Business For-Sale Listings Reach Six Year High; Growing Supply & Demand Continues High Transaction Trend's Second Quarter 2015 Insight Report shows that with small business financial performance on the rise, more small business owners are ready to cash in by selling

June 26, 2015

Survey Reveals Gap Between Small Business Owner Expectations, Actual Selling Process survey of small business owners and business brokers shows many owners are unaware of what to expect when it comes time to sell their businesses.

May 21, 2015

BizBuySell Study: Small Businesses Are Selling Faster Than Ever

According to new data from business-for-sale marketplace BizBuySell, the median number of days it takes to sell a small business has been on a steady decline since mid-2012.

April 6, 2015

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

February 11, 2015

Survey: New Technology-Driven Competition May Affect Small Business Value; Owners Still View Customer Satisfaction As Critical Influencer of Value

Owners, Potential Buyers Discuss How Direct to Consumer Business Models, Online Reviews Affect Reputation, Business Value and Eventual Sales Price in New BizBuySell Study

January 7, 2015

Small Business Transactions Reach Record Levels in 2014, Increase Over Six Percent From Previous High in 2013 According to Report's Fourth Quarter 2014 Insight Report shows transactions continue to increase thanks to improving small business financials, retiring Baby Boomers; Seller confidence leading to higher asking and sale prices in fourth quarter.

December 30, 2014

Business Brokers: Small Business Transactions Will Increase In 2015 Thanks to Strong Baby Boomer Sales

BizBuySell survey of brokers reveals optimism that 2014 improvement will continue next year; respondents in East & Midwest more optimistic than those in West

October 24, 2014

National Business Brokers Rank As Most Popular Business-For-Sale Website For Eighth Consecutive Survey

Business Brokerage Press study shows business brokers most likely to list on and receive more responses from over other online listing sites.

October 6, 2014

Small Business Transactions Up 18%, Sellers Earn Higher Sale Prices, According to Report's Third Quarter 2014 Insight Report shows transaction levels still on pace for record-breaking year, sellers now receiving a higher percentage of asking price and improved cash flow multiples

September 23, 2014

Survey: Small Business Sellers Growing More Confident As Market Shifts; Both Buyers, Sellers Eager to Close Deals Soon survey finds seller optimism up as previously buyer-friendly business-for-sale market begins to balance out

July 7, 2014

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

May 28, 2014

Business Brokers Credit 2014 Increase in Small Business Transactions to Growth of Buyers; Seller Financing Remains Key To Getting Deals Done

In a nationwide survey of business brokers conducted by, the Internet's largest marketplace for buying or selling small businesses, more than 63 percent of respondents reported a year-over-year increase in the number of small business transactions.

May 12, 2014

BizBuySell Whitepaper: Small Business Buyer & Seller Demographic Study commissioned a deeper look into the pool of prospective buyers and sellers to learn more about the individuals who are buying and selling in today's small business market. The study, which surveyed more than 2,000 buyers and sellers, uncovered several interesting market trends, particularly with respect to the racial identities, age, gender and military status of buyers and sellers.

April 7, 2014

Economic Recovery Continues As First Quarter Small Business Exit Transactions Remain at Strong Levels According to Report's First Quarter 2014 Insight Report shows continued strong business-for-sale activity, well above historical levels, following 2013's record-breaking year.

January 8, 2014

Small Business Transactions Jumped 49% in 2013; Owners Receiving Higher Prices For Businesses, but Buyers Getting More for Their Buying Dollar, According to Report

Strong fourth quarter completes robust year in business-for-sale market; restaurant, retail industries see biggest gains in BizBuySell 2013 Insights Report.

December 17, 2013

Business Brokers Expect Small Business Sales Boom to Continue, Even More Baby Boomers to Sell in 2014 - Study

Brokers say 2013 was a great year in business-for-sale activity, believe 2014 could be even better as more buyers and sellers enter the market.

October 22, 2013

Business Brokerage Press Survey: Most Popular Business-For-Sale Website

Report by Business Brokerage Press finds brokers more likely to use and to receive leads from over other small business listing sites.

October 7, 2013

Small Business Transaction Growth Continues, Up More Than 41% from Same Time Last Year, According to Report Insight Report shows significant spike in business sales for second straight quarter as economy, small business health continue to improve.

September 24, 2013

Survey: Prospective Business Buyers, Sellers Confident They Can Close Deals In Current Business-for-Sale Market survey finds that improved optimism among business buyers is creating a vibrant business succession market for both buyers and sellers.

July 8, 2013

Small Business Transactions Continue to Rise, Up More than 61% from Same Time Last Year, According to Report Insight Report shows significant spike in business sales for third straight quarter with restaurant, retail industries leading growth.

April 8, 2013

Small Business Exit Transactions Jump 56% In First Quarter of 2013, According to Report Insight Report shows significant spike in business-for-sale market as compared to same time in 2012; Sales prices reach two-year high

April 4, 2013

Business Brokers Hopeful About Future of Business-For-Sale Marketplace

As the economy recovers, business brokers are optimistic that both buyers and sellers will be more aggressive in the business-for-sale marketplace.

March 12, 2013

How Prospective Buyers Shop for Small Businesses: A Report

With rapid improvements in smartphone and tablet technology, Americans have changed how they shop for everyday goods and services. The same holds true in the business-for-sale marketplace, where mobile is enabling anytime, anywhere access to promising new business ventures.

January 7, 2013

National Business-for-Sale Transactions Up Sharply in Final Days of 2012 due to Fiscal Cliff and Anticipation of Higher Taxes's Q4 2012 Insights Report shows a 43.4 percent jump in business-for-sale activity during the final three weeks of December relative to 2011's year-end sales pace.

January 1, 2013 Partners with the Coin Laundry Association to Power Online Laundry Business for Sale Listings, the Internet's largest marketplace for buying or selling a business, announced today a partnership with the Coin Laundry Association (CLA) to bring its database of over 40,000 business-for-sale listings to the association's PlanetLaundry website.

November 28, 2012

Business Brokers Saw More Transactions in 2012, Optimistic About 2013 Despite Near-Term Concerns, Reports Survey

Brokers are seeing more buyers and sellers in business-for-sale market, but list national debt and the potential fiscal cliff as the biggest factors compromising economic recovery

October 8, 2012

Small Business Transactions Up Nearly 3% From Year Ago According to Insight Report's Q3 2012 Insights Report indicates small business getting healthier and business-for-sale market continues long-term slow, but steady growth amidst uncertainty of election, tax changes

September 5, 2012

Nearly 70% of Business Brokers Say Financing Availability Still Not Improving For Business Buyers, According to BizBuySell Survey

Results from a survey conducted by also suggest that seller financing has been a key element in business sales in tough lending environment

July 6, 2012

Small Business Transactions Dip 1.6% in Q2 2012, According to Insight Report

Despite slowing transaction rates in the second quarter,'s Q2 2012 Insights Report indicates that year-to-date transactions for 2012 remain above 2011 numbers, suggesting that the business transaction marketplace still has sufficient momentum for modest recovery in 2012.

June 11, 2012

Survey: Business owners spend more than $35.5 billion annually during ownership transitions

A survey of business owners highlights positive economic effect of buying a business, underscores unique opportunity for vendors, suppliers

April 4, 2012 Reports Highest Business-For-Sale Transaction Levels since Fourth Quarter of 2008

BizBuySell's Q1 2012 Insights Report reveals that four percent more businesses were sold in the first quarter of 2012 compared to the same period last year. As a result, the first quarter of 2012 is the most active quarter for small business transactions in over three years.

February 6, 2012

16% fewer jobs added to US economy in 2011 due to fewer small businesses changing hands

A BizBuySell report on small business investment and hiring shows business succession has economic ripple effect on U.S. economy akin to that of real estate market turnover

January 4, 2012 Reports Increasing Business-For-Sale Transactions, Lower Valuations in 2011

BizBuySell's annual year-end report finds more small businesses were sold in 2011 than in 2010, spurred by slightly decreased valuations, improved business performance, and slow improvement in capital access.

November 14, 2011

BizBuySell Celebrates Global Entrepreneurship Week with Fun Facts

It's Global Entrepreneurship Week so BizBuySell has assembled a collection of fun facts regarding entrepreneurs and entrepreneurship around the world.

October 3, 2011

BizBuySell's Latest Report on the Business-for-Sale Marketplace Shows Slight Increase in Transactions

The number of closed business-for-sale transactions reported in Q3 2011 rose 3.5% year over year, fueled by lower business valuations.

August 15, 2011

Nation's Business Brokers Remain Discouraged by Funding Availability for Small Business Transactions

Survey conducted by shows that financing continues to be the largest factor preventing small business transactions from closing.

July 1, 2011

Latest Report on the Business-for-Sale Marketplace Suggests Continued Market Improvement

An eight percent year-over-year increase in closed business-for-sale transactions in Q2 2011 suggests a latent supply of profitable businesses coming to the market.

May 24, 2011

It's a Seller's Market, According to a Survey of the Nation's Business Brokers

Results from a survey conducted by suggest that 2011 may be the time to sell for small business owners.

April 13, 2011 Reports All-Time Record Website Traffic Numbers

Site reports strong traffic growth to reach a new record of more than 575,000 unique visitors in March.

April 4, 2011

First Quarter 2011 Insight Report Finds Business-For-Sale Activity Improving Over 2010

Business brokers report a two percent increase in closed business-for-sale transactions in Q1 2011 versus Q1 2010.

February 22, 2011

Survey of Nation's Business Brokers Reveals that 2011 Likely to be a Stronger Year for Selling a Business's survey results show that business owners who have been hesitant to sell may want to consider preparing their business for sale in 2011.

January 5, 2011 Reports Improving Business-For-Sale Conditions

The nation's business brokers closed more business-for-sale transactions in 2010 than in 2009, according to data released by the country's largest online business-for-sale marketplace.

November 16, 2010

Despite Government Initiatives, Survey Suggests Small Business Market Still Faces Hurdles's survey results reveal that small businesses have yet to feel significant benefits from the Small Business Jobs Act, while lack of available financing continues to hinder business-for-sale transactions.

October 5, 2010 Report on Business-for-Sale Marketplace Suggests Flat Market in Third Quarter 2010 reports lack of available financing as the primary reason for stagnant year-over-year closed transaction volumes.

August 10, 2010

International Business Brokers Association and M&A Source Choose BizBuySell's BizLink Solution to Power Business Listings

BizLink will allow IBBA and M&A Source members to post business-for-sale listings more efficiently and with increased visibility.

April 6, 2010 Reports Slow, but Steady, Increase in Business-for-Sale Transactions for First Quarter 2010

Business valuation metrics decline even as business-for-sale transactions continue to rebound

January 26, 2010

LoopNet Acquires BizQuest, LLC, a Leading Online Business-For-Sale Marketplace

Together with BizBuySell, the acquisition of BizQuest complements and solidifies LoopNet's leadership in the online business-for-sale marketplace sector.

January 7, 2010 Reports Improving Business-For-Sale Marketplace Despite Difficult 2009

Service businesses and restaurants lead the recovery as business-for-sale closed transaction prices return to levels not seen since mid-2008

October 6, 2009 Third Quarter 2009 Data Signals Improving Business-for-Sale Market

Business-for-sale transactions begin to increase after hitting bottom in recent months

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