Everywhere you look, you probably see signs of the economic
downturn that's plaguing the U.S. But if you look at the
small-business sector, you'll see something of an anomaly: There's
a boom in purchases of small businesses.
BizBuySell, an online business marketplace, recently released
its quarterly report about national sales trends. The report shows
a 48 percent increase in the number of small businesses listed on
BizBuySell that sold during the first six months of 2008 compared
with the same period in 2007.
According to the report, the median sale price for small
businesses was $200,000 during 2008's second quarter, a $14,000
increase from the same period the previous year.
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