Sales of Small Businesses Surge in Q1.
By Urvaksh Karkaria
Atlanta Business Chronicle April 12, 2013
The new year has gotten off to a brisk start for metro Atlanta’s small business transaction market,
The median selling price of small businesses sold in metro Atlanta was up 20 percent from a year ago, according to new data from the online business-for-sale marketplace, BizBuySell.com. Yet, the revenue of those businesses in the first quarter was down 30 percent, compared with the prior year.
Businesses that sold in the first quarter in the Atlanta market were smaller, but more profitable than those sold at the same time last year — which explains the year-over-year growth in sales price, said ...