2017Q1 Small Business Sales By SectorHartford: A record number of businesses were bought and sold across the nation in the early months of 2017, according to BizBuySell’s 2017 Q1 Insight Report. BizBuySell says it is "BizBuySell is the Internet's largest and most heavily trafficked business for sale marketplace.. BizBuySell currently has an inventory of over 45,000 businesses for sale and more than 1.4 million monthly visits. BizBuySell also has one of the largest databases of sale comparables for recently sold businesses and one of the industry's leading franchise directories."

Here are a few sample highlights for small business transactions in the Hartford-area in Q1 of 2017, which is based on 143 Hartford-area businesses.

Median asking price of businesses for sale in Hartford at the beginning of 2017 was $199,000  compared to  $ 195,000  at the end of 2016.

Businesses listed in Hartford at the beginning of 2017 had a median revenue of $500,000 up from $469,250 at this same time last year  Q4 2016.

Median cash flow for the Hartford businesses is $84,000 .

Summary detail for Connecticut and the national can be found on the chart below and comprehensive  information can be found at their reliease at http://www.bizbuysell.com/news/media_insight.html

 

 

Market

# of Bus.

Median 

Median

Asking Price

Median

Asking Price

Listed

 Asking Price

Revenue

Revenu [ave.]

Cash Flow

to Cash [ave]

Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT

156

$210,000

$500,000

0.6

$112,155

2.55

New Haven-Milford, CT

139

$260,000

$500,000

0.66

$124,520

3.2

Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT

143

$199,000

$500,000

0.62

$84,000

2.55

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY

131

$259,000

$478,000

0.76

$121,432

2.64

Albuquerque, NM

75

$350,000

$810,000

0.52

$148,000

3.05

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA

718

$265,000

$475,381

0.86

$107,837

3.43

Austin-Round Rock, TX

203

$300,000

$545,896

0.8

$130,085

3.19

Baltimore-Towson, MD

270

$249,500

$520,000

0.7

$120,000

2.68

Birmingham-Hoover, AL

78

$227,500

$480,000

0.71

$101,500

2.9

Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA-NH

560

$250,000

$511,739

0.63

$120,000

2.56

Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY

40

$255,000

$582,500

0.69

$130,000

3.59

Charlotte-Gastonia-Concord, NC-SC

241

$294,900

$538,534

0.75

$110,000

3.21

Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL-IN-WI

689

$275,000

$499,928

0.85

$111,220

3.1

Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN

128

$299,450

$650,000

0.72

$123,000

3.5

Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH

159

$250,000

$615,000

0.62

$120,000

2.67

Columbus, OH

197

$169,500

$405,206

0.73

$90,000

2.6

Contra Costa-Alameda-Solano, CA

262

$285,000

$538,566

0.7

$118,182

3

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX

1081

$259,000

$447,001

0.95

$112,187

3.44

Dayton, OH

59

$225,000

$437,000

0.79

$95,000

3.22

Denver-Aurora, CO

496

$275,000

$500,000

0.72

$102,658

3.19

Detroit-Warren-Livonia, MI

241

$250,000

$481,881

0.75

$100,000

2.96

Durham, NC

31

$225,000

$495,000

0.54

$100,000

2.62

Fresno, CA

33

$225,000

$657,000

0.71

$130,000

2.81

Greensboro-High Point, NC

51

$245,000

$497,000

0.66

$80,000

2.85

Greensboro-High Point, NC

51

$245,000

$497,000

0.66

$80,000

2.85

Honolulu, HI

17

$139,000

$220,000

0.7

$81,773

2.62

Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX

592

$237,000

$429,673

0.84

$100,000

3.23

Indianapolis-Carmel, IN

125

$295,000

$621,153

0.74

$116,363

2.96

Jacksonville, FL

389

$200,000

$427,079

0.69

$92,098

2.72

Kansas City, MO-KS

149

$350,000

$541,219

0.93

$121,000

3.34

Las Vegas-Paradise, NV

420

$179,000

$337,927

0.77

$88,830

2.58

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA

2273

$239,000

$450,000

0.75

$108,000

2.86

Louisville-Jefferson County, KY-IN

104

$275,000

$432,713

0.97

$98,000

3.66

Memphis, TN-MS-AR

80

$307,450

$585,000

0.66

$111,316

2.81

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Miami Beach, FL

1843

$250,000

$440,786

0.79

$108,526

2.93

Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI

98

$437,500

$802,268

0.74

$150,248

3.45

Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI

427

$329,000

$535,655

0.84

$120,000

3.31

Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro, TN

213

$225,000

$469,669

0.73

$100,040

2.83

Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro, TN

213

$225,000

$469,669

0.73

$100,040

2.83

New Jersey

1925

$250,184

$465,000

0.8

$108,302

3.05

New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA

93

$275,000

$446,227

0.89

$86,889

3.69

New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA

5853

$290,000

$574,125

0.7

$134,000

2.74

Oklahoma City, OK

90

$325,000

$501,128

0.71

$129,339

2.95

Orange County, CA

668

$209,500

$408,000

0.68

$97,423

2.6

Orlando-Kissimmee, FL

761

$199,000

$392,260

0.72

$98,499

2.72

Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD

821

$285,000

$495,000

0.84

$118,828

3.08

Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ

1370

$199,990

$378,685

0.69

$95,500

2.55

Pittsburgh, PA

116

$280,000

$573,150

0.78

$128,000

2.96

Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton, OR-WA

162

$297,000

$477,000

0.75

$122,751

3.12

Providence-New Bedford-Fall River, RI-MA

137

$250,000

$596,932

0.61

$120,000

2.78

Raleigh-Cary, NC

138

$277,500

$430,777

0.78

$107,303

3.04

Richmond, VA

224

$179,000

$388,347

0.65

$87,923

2.75

Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA

475

$225,000

$480,000

0.72

$102,412

2.92

Rochester, NY

97

$199,000

$380,000

0.71

$72,000

3.15

Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA

232

$339,250

$636,750

0.69

$138,395

2.81

Salt Lake City, UT

144

$327,000

$538,045

0.88

$127,472

3.14

San Antonio, TX

186

$250,000

$386,318

0.7

$90,746

3.01

San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA

395

$195,000

$388,000

0.64

$100,000

2.39

San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA

466

$279,500

$503,339

0.8

$120,000

2.94

San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA

177

$225,000

$495,194

0.62

$85,000

3.08

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA

271

$250,000

$473,254

0.72

$106,000

2.9

St. Louis, MO-IL

215

$268,000

$541,610

0.73

$105,421

3.33

Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL

980

$250,000

$419,924

0.82

$101,989

2.78

Tucson, AZ

104

$265,000

$482,737

0.7

$121,097

3.03

Tulsa, OK

65

$285,000

$453,688

0.98

$100,000

3.49

Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC

192

$195,000

$350,801

0.69

$80,000

3.27

Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV

777

$259,000

$520,000

0.7

$120,000

2.85

Wichita, KS

26

$444,500

$593,866

0.79

$144,542

4.14

Winston-Salem, NC

25

$285,000

$473,036

0.93

$153,527

2.67