According to Go. Verizon, Sarasota ranks second out of 300 cities for the "Best Small Cities to Start a Small Business". They looked at factors such as population, education, travel time to work, income per capita to mention a few. Go. Verizon quoted "It's a good tme to be in business in Florida" with cities that make up 30% of this list's top 10 and nearly half of the top 50. A few contributing factors include shorter coummute times, tourist-fueled economy, idyllic beaches that make life for our residents feel like a vacation everyday. Whatever it may be, we have the "land of opportunity" at our doorstep.