If you are thinking of starting a small business, your location is one of the largest indicators of your success. The cities that make top-ten lists boast common features that are significantly related to advances in technology, as well as existing groups of small businesses that create an even more small business-friendly environment.

Other factors that may suggest a good location to start your business include start-up costs, availability of talent, and the ability to fund your business from the ground up.

Some of the best cities to start a small business in 2014 are:

  • East Coast/Midwest
    • Boston, MA
    • New York, NY
    • Chicago, IL
  • South
    • Jacksonville, FL
    • Fayetteville, NC
    • Augusta, GA
    • Jackson, MS
    • Memphis, TN
    • Austin, TX
    • Dallas, TX
  • Southwest/West Coast/Pacific Northwest
    • San Diego, CA
    • Denver, CO
    • Seattle, WA
    • Portland, OR
    • San Francisco, CA
    • Las Vegas, NV
    • San Jose, CA

Of course, even if you don’t already live in one of these prime locations you can still create a successful small business. Establish yourself in a high-growth industry in your area; create and curate an engaging online presence (including a Web site and social media); and give your potential customers several options for purchasing – don’t underestimate the power of the credit card! The investment in card processing hardware and software is well worth the increase in sales you will enjoy.

No matter where you start your small business, early cash flow can make or break your efforts. Accounts Receivable Cash specializes in small business and start-up funding through accounts receivable factoring, and we can customize a small business factoring program that puts cash in your pocket so you can invest in success. Contact Accounts Receivable Cash to learn more about accounts receivable factoring for small business and to get started today!