To be honest, I never cared too much about National Small Business Week. I didn’t even know there was such a thing. But now I’m a small business owner, so FYI, it’s the first week of May. starting-a-small-business I’m a big fan of small business news and WalletHub has just released the best small cities to start a business… and one is just a hop, skip, and a jump from where I started my public relations firm in Coral Springs. WalletHubs data set ranges from “average growth in number of small businesses” and “prevalence of investors” to “office-space affordability” and “corporate taxes.” free-media So, the top 10 best small cities to start a business are: 10. Deerfield Beach, FL (right by me!) 9. Cheyenne, WY 8. Dothan, AL 7. Clearfield, UT 6. Inver Grove, UT 5. La Vergne, TN 4. Jefferson City, MO 3. Brighton, NY 2. North Chicago, IL 1. Holland, MI Another fun fact: I’m also very close to Miami Beach, that has the highest number of startups per 100,000 residents, 246. That is seven times higher than in Salisbury, Md., the city with the lowest, 35. Do you want to start your own business? I started by freelancing and things just kinda snowballed. Want to know how I started my business while working a full-time job? Click here. If you own your own business, you would love my online course, Master your PR. It teaches you exactly what to do to earn your brand media exposure without spending big bucks on public relations. Because of my decade of experience working on-air, I know what works and what doesn’t… and I’m going to share it all with you! I’ve gotten clients featured on the Today Show, the Rachael Ray Show, in the Chicago Tribune, Washington Post, Men’s Fitness, Food & Wine, Entrepreneur, and much more. I’ll teach you how to pitch the media, step-by-step. Click here to sign up!