This George & Company report originally appeared in the news on April 19th, 2016. In 2015, over 7,222 small and middle-market businesses were sold in the United States according to BizBuySell.com (www.bizbuysell.com). These businesses could be broken down into two major categories: 50% Retail, which includes customer service oriented product selling, including retail stores, gas stations, convenience stores, and food & beverage businesses; and 38% Service, which include professional s...