SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Small business sales in California have climbed to the highest rate in five years.
By the end of September, 11,166 small businesses have been sold in California.
That is up 22 percent from last year and higher than the last 5 years.
Banks are more inclined to loan money to investors interested in buying retail stores, food service and manufacturing companies.
Kern County actually had the most small business sales of any Central Valley county during the month of August.
Thirty two small businesses have been sold in Kern County.