San Diego is the best place in the U.S to start a small business this year as Forbes magazine confirmed today on its website. This announcement actually means that people have the option of getting to San Diego to work and establish their own business. The publication surveyed 50 large cities, evaluated their small businesses based on those high-growth industries and compared their numbers with all the businesses, with many of them accepting credit cards too. The publication also evaluated those with Facebook pages and websites that are in the reviews online. The categories assessed were those of “demonstrate community involvement” and “the availability of relevant resources”, which are more important than the growth of employment in the city and the income level of the citizens.
On the contrary of what you would probably think, San Diego ranked among the top five states in almost every category in the survey. As far the other cities are concerned, Denver and Austin, Texas, were ranked second and third, while San Francisco ranked sixth and San José was in the twelfth rank. To collect data on the categories, the magazine used information from Radio, a technology company in San Francisco which collects data from small businesses in the U.S. and provides a marketing platform for business customers who sell to that sector. Overall, Forbes is optimistic and predicts an uprising in the numbers of small businesses across the country that could help the states’ economy.