Owners in US Are Selling Businesses. Is the Economy Improving?

Published: Wednesday, 8 Aug 2012 | 10:45 AM ET

Small businesses are often used as a measuring stick for the U.S. economy. The more there are—and the jobs they create—the better the economic conditions.

But some analysts say there's another way small businesses provide a window on the economy—by the number that are bought and sold.

"A healthy market for business succession means a better overall economy," says Mike Handelsman, Group General Manager for BizBuySell.com and BizQuest.com, websites that are a business-for-sale marketplace.

From http://www.cnbc.com/id/48490511/Owners_Are_Selling_Businesses_Is_the_Economy_Improving