Florida Business For Sale Florida Businesses Sold Activity (Oct.12, 2011)
I am a Florida Business broker working with business owners selling their Florida businesses, and business owners looking for acquisitions. Prospective business buyers I work with are located in Florida, US., and Business buyers in Europe and throughout the world.
As a member of Business Brokers of Florida, which is the largest state Association of Business Brokers in the United States we have access to significant data regarding businesses being bought and sold . Thousands of businesses for sale are represented by over 1000 business brokers that are members of this Association.
These business brokers list their respective businesses for sale and prospective business buyers on a centralized listing site and buyers and sellers of businesses are brought together. Several thousand businesses for sale are listed, modified, and advertised thru this website. Valuable information regarding Florida business for Sales and Florida Businesses Sold help me as a Business Broker Professional keep track of the ebb and flow of the Florida Business Acquisition Market.
Understanding a business to assist in selling that business requires an understanding of the numbers behind that business. And understanding the marketplace in which this business may be sold is furthered by a review of the data surrounding businesses being bought and sold in Florida. The below are a few statistics, totals, and items of note surrounding the business acquisition and sales market in the State of Florida. Other businesses are bought and sold without the assistance of members Business Brokers of Florida, and that info is not included in this analysis.
Recent Businesses Sold in Florida Activity (as of Nov 22. 12, 2011)
- Businesses Sold in Florida through Business Brokers of Florida in last 30 days – 42 vs 28 in prior 30 day (Oct.12,2011) documented period
- Top industry of Businesses Sold in Florida through Business Brokers of Florida in last 30 days: Restaurants (as usual…) other most active- Lawn Service, Contractor, Retail
- Avg Days it took to sell Florida Businesses Sold in last 30 days – 235 (about 8 months vs. – (5 months)- in last documented 30 day period (Oct 2011), doesnt include businesses that were removed from market without selling (One Florida business sold in 1341 days)
As of Nov 22, 2011…
Businesses Currently For Sale through Business Brokers of Florida – 3373 vs. 3301 in last 30 day period. up about 2%
- Number of Business Currently for Sale in Jacksonville Florida Area (Duval County and St.Johns County) – 217
- Number of Business Sold in Jacksonville Florida Area in last year- 46
Current Business Interest and Activity Obseravtions: as of Nov 22, 2011
My profession has me involved with speaking to many business owners in Florida and many “prospective business buyers”. Recent discussions continue to enforce consistent facts about todays business acquisition and sales market in Florida:
- People are actively looking to buy good businesses.
- Business Owners are hesitant to put their business up for sale because the business is down from peak or higher levels.
- A business offering Seller financing both attract more buyers and increases the likelihood of the business sale.
*All above info compiled from data available via the bbfmls website. And addresses information about businesses being bought and sold and reported thru this Professional organization of Business Brokers of Florida.
For more info or questions regarding the Florida Business Acquisition Market or Florida Businesses for sale please contact
Scott M Messinger