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Utah small cities among best in country to start a business

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Six Utah cities are among the top twenty best small cities to start a business. (Photo: MGN)

(KUTV) — Six Utah cities ranked among the top 20 small cities to start a business, according to a WalletHub report.

"Size matters when choosing a city in which to launch a startup," WalletHub reports. "As many veteran entrepreneurs — and failed startups — understand well, bigger is not always better."

Depending on an entrepreneur's business type and personal preferences, a smaller city can offer a better chance of success.

WalletHub set out to determine the best cities for such entrepreneurs, comparing the business-friendliness of more than 1,200 small cities.

The top 20 small cities to start a business are:

  1. Holland, Michigan
  2. St. George, Utah
  3. Aberdeen, South Dakota
  4. Wilson, North Carolina
  5. Cheyenne, Wyoming
  6. Clearfield, Utah
  7. Ogden, Utah
  8. Bismark, North Dakota
  9. Bozeman, Montana
  10. Fort Myers, Florida
  11. Enid, Oklahoma
  12. Bountiful, Utah
  13. Salisbury, North Carolina
  14. Springville, Utah
  15. Sanford, North Carolina
  16. Brighton, New York
  17. Shawnee, Oklahoma
  18. LaGrange, Georgia
  19. Midvale, Utah
  20. Bowling Green, Kentucky

Taylorsville, Sandy and South Jordan were among six cities tied for having the most accessible financing.

Fort Hood, Texas has the longest work week, clocking in at 49.3 hours on average. This is 1.7 times longer than in East Lansing, Michigan, which has the shortest average work week, 28.4 hours.