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Economy makes buying a reality

Record high sales reported by BizBuySell national website

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The Market is Hot: Retiring Baby Boomers and Rising Revenues Fuel Record Small Business Sales

BizBuySell.com's Second Quarter 2018 Insight Report examines the transactions and demographics behind the record levels of small businesses changing hands

San Francisco, CA - BizBuySell.com , the Internet's largest business-for-sale marketplace, reported today a record number of small businesses changing hands in the first half of 2018. The growth can largely be attributed to a growing number of Baby Boomers exiting their business as well as improving business financials. The full results are included in BizBuySell's Q2 2018 Insight Report, which aggregates statistics from business-for-sale transactions reported by participating business brokers nationwide.

A total of 5,383 businesses were reported sold in the first two quarters of 2018, putting the year on pace to surpass 2017's record-high of 9,919 transactions. In Q2 alone, 2,705 businesses changed hands, an increase of 6.7 percent over the same time last year and the most of any quarter since BizBuySell began tracking data in 2007.