One of the indicators of a reviving economy—purchases and sales of small businesses—is picking up steam. According to the just released BizBuySell Insight Report, the number of business exits by small business owners was up 49 percent in 2013 compared to 2012.

This is based on closed transactions reported by the nation’s business brokers. The full-year totals represent the first year of extreme improvement in the business-for-sale industry since levels reached record lows in mid-2009.

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