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The 10 best cities to start a business
You can turn your hobby into a full-time job. It just takes consistent work and effort. - photo by Herb Scribner
You can turn your hobby into a full-time job. It just takes consistent work and effort.

Tikva Morrow of The Muse spoke to experts who said you can turn your hobby into a job by consistently innovating, being persistent with your work and staying true to your company's brand.

Within no time, you can turn one of your interests into a full- or part-time business.

"Finding your perfect profession can be as simple as asking yourself this one question: What do you love doing? Morrow wrote. If your answer involves one of your hobbies and not your 9-to-5 job, then it might be time to start thinking about turning your hobby into a full-time or part-time business.

But what city should you move to when you want to start a business? WalletHubs latest report on the best cities to start a business might help you.

The report analyzed the start-up opportunities across 150 U.S. cities by looking at how accessible the cities are to office space, potential employees and financing opportunities. The report also looked at workplace environmental factors, like the average length of a workday and cost of living, to find which cities are best for a new business.

Heres a look at the top 10 American cities for starting a business.

Shreveport, Louisiana

This Louisiana town ranked first on the list. The town rests right on the Red River and brings in waves of tourists every year, making it a suitable spot to open up a new business.

Tulsa, Oklahoma

Tulsa has a thriving downtown. Not only are there sports championships during the summer, but the town also has live music and food trucks every Wednesday which present a prime opportunity for business owners to find and attract new customers.

Springfield, Missouri

Springfield already has a wide variety of shops. But one of the most important ones is the Askinosie Chocolate store, a local chocolate shop thats been reviewed by The New York Times and has seen celebrities walk through its doors.

Chattanooga, Tennessee

Chattanooga is definitely a spot to set up a small business. The city features two popular shopping locations, including the Hamilton Place Mall and the NorthShore Chattanooga shopping center.

Jackson, Mississippi

This Southern town is home to some major business like Cal-Maine Foods Inc., an egg producer, EastGroup Properties, a real estate company, and Trustmark Corporation, a major financial services company.

Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Its not surprising that Sioux Falls, South Dakota, is a good place to set up business since the city is home to a variety of colleges, which means theres always a population ready to shop.

Memphis, Tennessee

Memphis isnt just where Elvis Presley was born. The Southern city is home to some famous businesses, like the Klinke Brothers Ice Cream Co., which supplies ice cream to Baskin Robbins stores in the United States.

Augusta, Georgia

Augusta was the official site of the Masters Golf Tournament in 2015, and its often a spot for PGA golf tournaments, making it a popular location for tourists.

Greensboro, North Carolina

This North Carolina city is home to some popular businesses, none more popular than Coca-Cola Bottling Consolidated one of the top Coke bottling factories in the nation.

Columbus, Georgia

Columbus rounds out the top 10 on this list. The city is home to Aflac Insurance, made famous by the talking duck that waddled onto TV screens everywhere.
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