Mind Your Own Business: OKC best city for women entrepreneurs, study shows
By Paula Burkes
Copyright © 2016, The Oklahoma Publishing Company
Oklahoma City is the best city in the nation for budding female entrepreneurs to start a business, according to a a study released today by Merchant Cash USA, a Las Vegas-based small business financial lender.
“Oklahoma City is a mecca for young professionals and entrepreneurs who can excel at various industries in an area which is extremely friendly to the small business owner,” CCO Darrin Landau said.
Oklahoma City — home to more than 19,000 small businesses — Is No. 1 due to its great cost of living, low unemployment rate, and the revitalization currently happening in the city, Landau said. The cost of living for someone self-employed is more than 10 percent below the U.S. average, he said.
Rounding out the top five cities nationwide are San Antonio, Portland, Des Moines and Houston.