The most recent editions of BizComps, the leading resource for comparable sales data (www.bizcomps.com ) has some interesting information on small business pricing based on the three major regions of the country – Eastern states, the Central states and the Western states. They cover thousands of actual business sales over a ten year period. Here is the breakdown:
Location Average Sale Price
Western states $299,500
Central states $221,951
Eastern states $285,941
Using the Western states as the base, since that region of the country has the highest average price business, businesses in the Central states sell for 74 percent of the average price in the Western states; and the average price in the Eastern states is 78 percent of the Western states average.