Are you the one that’s been sitting on the fence about starting your business? Or maybe you’re someone who has started your business but uncertain about the economic environment and whether or not you will prosper. Those are valid concerns that any aspiring entrepreneur is faced with today and it’s important to understand the landscape of what you are walking into as a business owner. So if you live in Georgia, as I do, I wanted to share a few encouraging reasons to help you rest assured that you are making the right move!
Top 6 reasons to start a business in Georgia…Now!
#6 GA ranks in top 3 in the U.S. for number of franchisors headquartered in GA
#5 Minority Business Enterprises (MBE) are the fastest growing business segment; Women Business
Enterprises (WBE) are the second fastest growing segment
#4 ATDC (Atlanta Technology Development Center at Georgia Tech) ranks in Top 10 in the U.S. for
best technology incubators (Forbes 4/10)
#3 GA ranks 6th best state in the U.S. to do business, up from #8
#2 GA’s economic outlook ranks 9th among 50 states
#1 GA continues to rank in the Top 10 for Entrepreneurship and has led the nation over the last
decade for having the largest positive change in entrepreneurial activity.
So there you have it. A little something to let you know, that entrepreneurship is on the rise. And it’s not only in Georgia. Still waiting to get 2010 data, but 2009 saw the highest amount of entrepreneurship ever nationwide. Yes, I do intend to sound patriotic when I say that this is still the land of the free and there are people in other countries who would love to be in our position. If you have a dream and create a plan then see it, follow it, do it.
Source: Georgia Secretary of State