Some of the best places to start a business are far from entrepreneurial hubs such as San Francisco and New York. Instead, they are located in the South, where resources for small companies are often more available and more affordable.
In fact, the best city for startups is Shreveport in Louisiana, according to a study by WalletHub... It was followed by Tulsa, Oklahoma, and Springfield, Missouri.
With self-employed Americans expected to increase to more than 60 million by 2020, knowing where the resources are will be ever more important.
The report ranked 150 cities on 13 key metrics split into two categories: access to resources and business environment. The metrics range from the affordability of office space to the educational attainment of the local labor workforce.
The 10 worst cities to start a business were all located in California or in the New York City area.
Click here to see the 10 best cities to start a business
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