This week America celebrates the men and women, moms and pops of small business under the heading of National Small Business Week.  Locally 15th District State Representative Dave Taylor was recently honored for his support of small business acknowledging that most of the country’s jobs come from small business.

Minneapolis, Minnesota leads the pack for small business employment but not all small business's provide an equal experience.   WalletHub announced its rankings for the Best & Worst Cities to Work for a Small Business in 2014 using 10 different metrics – ranging from net small business job growth and industry variety to hours worked and average wages for new hires – to evaluate the state of small business in the 100 largest metropolitan areas in the United States.

Seattle is in the top ten and many of the hard pressed

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usual suspects bring up the bottom.

  Best Cities to Work for a Small Biz   Worst Cities to Work for a Small Biz
  1. Minneapolis, MN   91. Youngstown, OH
  2. Salt Lake City, UT   92. Fresno, CA
  3. Miami, FL   93. Riverside, CA
  4. Madison, WI   94. Chattanooga, TN
  5. Oklahoma City, OK   95. Bakersfield, CA
  T-6. Denver, CO   96. Scranton, PA
  T-6. San Francisco, CA   97. Jackson, MS
  8. Seattle, WA   98. Augusta, GA
  9. Dallas, TX   99. Modesto, CA
  10. Indianapolis, IN   100. Stockton, CA