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Are Small Business Transactions Down in the New Jersey Area Like They are Nationally?

Nationally, small business transactions are down slightly as the market stabilizes from robust 2014 activity. Is the pace of transactions slower in the New Jersey area, too?

BizBuySell, the Internet’s largest business for sale marketplace, recently released its Q3 2015 Insight Report, which provides data regarding the sale of small businesses in the New Jersey area and nationally. Statistics tracked include the number of businesses that changed hands, median selling price, average selling price multiples and more.

For Q3 2015, the economic data is based on 1964 New Jersey-area businesses listed at

Here are some of the highlights for the businesses listed in the New Jersey area in Q3 2015:

  • If you want to buy a business in New Jersey, the current median asking price of businesses for sale is $259,000.
  • One year ago, at the end of Q3 2013, the median asking price for businesses in New Jersey was $269,000.
  • The Q3 2015 listed businesses in the New Jersey area had a median revenue of $427,600, down from $438,000 at this same time last year.
  • The median cash flow, meaning the money that comes out of the business over the course of a year, is $107,965, versus median cash flows of $106,000 last year.

For the full BizBuySell Insight Report for the New Jersey area, including Q3 data, click here:

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