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The 10 Best Big Cities for Small Businesses


If you want to start a business in the US then move to San Fransisco. According to the Credibly Business Index, at 92% the West Coast city known for cable cars is the most friendly place in the US for small businesses. Its close proximity to Silicon Valley also means that all the supporting businesses to this vast economy can thrive in the shadow of their vast wealth. With an annual revenue of over $70 million for small businesses, it’s a big slice of pie.

The 10 Best Big Cities for Small Businesses infographic from Credibly has taken data from the US Census and the US Small Business Administration and devised a scoring system between 1-100 to reflect where in the US is a good place to start a business.

What I especially like about this infographic is that the design is graphical and almost Mondrian in its use of horizontal and diagonal lines with accents of blocked colour to draw the eye to the numbers that matter.

The linear design divides the page into clear sections and allows the eye to easily digest the information as it scans down the page – dipping in here-and-there to consume a little more as it wants.

This is a clear example of how a stripped back design that is functional and industrial in its nature is a much better offering than a page crowded with too much unnecessary ‘fluff’. Afterall, good design is about removing elements until only the very essentials are left behind.

Not only a good survey and use of data crunching but well presented too. Elegance and simplicity in design are so unappreciated.

The 10 Best Big Cities for Small Businesses infographic

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