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30 best cities for starting a business

Published: Wednesday, March 12 2014 11:07 p.m. MDT

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Mean travel time to work: 21.2 minutes

Median household income: $43,992

Total number of businesses as of 2007: 56,957

Unemployment rate: 5.5 percent.
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Foxtrot
Mountain View, CA

This list is ridiculous. i think it was weighted towards cheap way too much since there are a lot of struggling cities in here. What about revenue generation or talent? Key attributes in building a business...

toosmartforyou
Farmington, UT

Most of the cities are in the South. That says something.

wally1121
Taylorsville, UT

Not included in your 14 rating points is government red tape.
I recently looked into what it takes to operate a small home business.
I have to get a tax ID number from the IRS.
I have to register with the department of commerce (FEE)
I have to get a sales tax license (FEE)
I have to apply for a conditional use permit (FEE)
I have to get approval from my neighbors.
I have to get a business license from the city (FEE).
Only after jumping through all these hoops and paying hundreds of dollars in fees can I "TRY" to start a business and hopefully turn a profit.
Then, of course, there those reports, forms recurring fees and taxes when I do earn some money.
It makes one wonder why anyone would even try!

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