26 Feb Top 5 Cities to Launch an Ecommerce Business
If you’re thinking of launching an ecommerce business you might want to read this post first. Although ecommerce businesses by definition are accessible from anywhere in the world, there are some cities that help business owners get off to a better start. We compiled a list of the Top 5 Cities to Launch an Ecommerce Business based on entrepreneurial support, the city’s broadband/internet access rate, proximity to educated talent, corporate and personal taxes and more. Check out our list of the Top 5 Cities to Launch an Ecommerce Business.
5. Miami, Florida
Miami’s diverse population makes this city a great place to launch an ecommerce business. Additionally, there are several business incubators located in the city, which will give you access to the resources you need to grow your business. Miami also has great events for ecommerce businesses, like the annual Startup Weekend Miami. Startup Weekend is a 2-day event where entrepreneurs can learn how to form their ideas into companies and hear talks from seasoned business founders.
4. Austin, Texas
Home to the South by Southwest Festival (SXSW), Austin provides many benefits for new ecommerce businesses, including an educated population, a low cost of living and no state individual or corporate income taxes. The landscape for startups is extremely diverse, which brings a lot of opportunities for businesses in the area. It’s no surprise that Austin, Texas was ranked as the healthiest small-business climate in the south in 2010, 2011 and 2012.
3. Chicago, Illinois
The collaborative spirit of Chicago boosts the business climate. With Chicago area businesses placing a greater focus on the fundamentals ecommerce businesses launched Chicago tend to be more sustainable in the long run. Illinois is also home to major several major corporations’ headquarters, making it great for B2B ecommerce businesses. Additionally, Chicago, has a number of universities, which are a source of talent.
2. Manhattan Borough, New York City, New York
If you are seeking funding for your ecommerce business, New York is a good alternative to the Bay Area. In Manhattan especially, there are a high number of investors, but fewer startups vying for that cash than in the Bay Area. In 2014, the New York City SCORE helped more than 5,000 entrepreneurs and small-business owners with free business mentoring, workshops and more.
1. Los Angeles, California
Los Angeles has an extremely diverse population, a highly educated workforce and lots of office space, and its centrally located to tons of other resources and support.
Technology and digital-media companies are almost as big a deal as movies in this area. With more than 23,000 small businesses, 32 percent of them owned by women, and growing Los Angeles represents a great business opportunity for growing companies. Plus its nearby to other great cities like Santa Monica, which also has seen a large rise in women owned businesses.
While these cities are considered the best places to launch an ecommerce business, remember that you can launch and grow your business from anywhere in the world. So, start now, where you are. You never know where you may end up. And as usual, if you ever need any help with your web design, graphic design, or business development, feel free to reach out to us to schedule your FREE consultation.