Sales of small businesses in the United States remained at historically high levels in the third quarter, according to a BizBuySell.com report.
A total of 1,987 closed transactions were reported in the third quarter this year, representing both a 17.9 percent increase from last year and the highest number of small business sales recorded in a third quarter since BizBuySell began tracking data in 2007.
This quarter’s numbers slipped just 2.1 percent from the second quarter of 2014, which remains the most active quarter for small business sales since before the recession. It also keeps 2014 on pace to record the highest number of small business transactions since the inception of the report, which aggregates statistics from business-for-sale transactions reported by participating business brokers nationwide. […]