Karl Puckett Great Falls Tribune Published 6:40 PM EDT May 9, 2019 A new report says two Montana cities are among the best small cities in the country to start a small business. Go.Verizon.com studied 300 cities, focusing on small cities that weren't towns. The population of a city must fall between 50,000 and 75,000 people to be considered a “small city," according to the U.S. Census Bureau. The report, called 2019 Best Small Cities to Start a Small Business, then ranked the business-friendly bona fides of cities based on population, education, travel time to work, income per capita, broadband access, loans per capita, taxes and non-farm business. Missoula was 9th and Great Falls was the 11th best place to start a small business, according to the report, which didn't surprise Great Falls City Manager Greg Doyon. "It is no secret to us that Great Falls is open for business," Doyon said in a statement on the report. "It is easier for entrepreneurs and … [Read more...] about Great Falls named 11th best small city for small businesses
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Colorado Springs ranked the 29th best place to start a business in a study of the nation's 100 largest cities, says a list released Monday by personal finance website WalletHub.Denver ranked 10th and Aurora, 21st. At the top of the list were Orlando, Fla., and Oklahoma City, Okla. The Springs benefited from having the second-lowest office space cost, the only category in which Colorado Springs ranked in the top five. It also ranked 21st in access to resources and in business costs overall. Colorado Springs labor force growth in 2017-18 fastest since mid-1990sThe rankings were based on 19 key indicators of startup viability ranging from five-year business survival rate and small business growth to labor costs and availability. … [Read more...] about Colorado Springs ranked 29th best place to start business
Steve Strauss Special to USA TODAY Published 5:00 AM EST Dec 31, 2018 Would you be surprised if I told you that nearly 40 percent of all Americans now have a side hustle? That's according to a Bank Rate survey from this past June. While that number may not be surprising, especially given the growth of the gig economy, what might light your fire is the fact that the average side-hustler earns about $8,000 a year. From an entrepreneurial perspective, side hustles are great for three reasons: First, they allow you to keep your day job. Starting a small business is tough, and it just makes things easier if you can ease into it. Starting small is starting smart. Second, side hustles allow you to gain much-needed experience. What works, what doesn’t? Find out with a side hustle. Finally, side hustles reduce the risk. Mistakes will be made, but with a side hustle, they need not be devastating mistakes. More: You built your startup. Now what? 7 ways to take your … [Read more...] about Want to learn the small business side hustle? Here’s six easy steps.
By Marla Jo Fisher | [email protected] | Orange County RegisterPUBLISHED: July 21, 2017 at 7:00 am | UPDATED: July 21, 2017 at 8:41 am Dalia Mead relaxes in lobby of Animation Academy in Hollywood Land at Disney California Adventure in Anaheim, California, on Wednesday, March 15, 2017. She said likes to relax in the air-conditioning while her grandchildren are busy. (Photo by Jeff Gritchen, Orange County Register/SCNG)Oscar and Iliana Vasquez take a break from the rides on a couch in lobby of Animation Academy in Hollywood Land at Disney California Adventure in Anaheim, California, on Wednesday, March 15, 2017. (Photo by Jeff Gritchen, Orange County Register/SCNG) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsPeople relax on the shade covered Disneyland Railroad at Disneyland in Anaheim, California, on Wednesday, March 15, 2017. (Photo by Jeff Gritchen, Orange County Register/SCNG)Visitors in the lobby of the Opera House on Main Street, U.S.A. check out a giant model of Disneyland when it … [Read more...] about 10 best places to take a break at Disneyland
If you are planning on starting a business, Connecticut is pretty far down on the list of places to start one, according to a new study from WalletHub. Source: WalletHub The website used data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and looked at business environment, access to resources and business costs to rank the state. Texas came in at the top overall as the best state to start a business, while Connecticut ranks 43rd. Our state came in 45th for average growth in the number of small businesses, 42nd for office-space affordability, fourth for labor costs, 43rd for the average length of the work week in hours, 43rd for cost of living and 33rd in industry variety. Mexico's Lopez Obrador Claims Historic Win, Broad Mandate The study also found that Connecticut has the highest labor costs and Connecticut ranked fourth highest for most-educated population, behind Massachusetts, Colorado and Maryland. The states that ranked worse than Connecticut include New Jersey, West … [Read more...] about Connecticut Ranked 8th Worst State to Start a Business: WalletHub