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List of the Best Countries to Start a Business ranked from best to worst. What is most important to you and your business? Is it labor costs, importing and exporting capabilities or the level of difficulty in starting a new company? Different countries offer advantages and disadvantages for new businesses. Which one is the best? Vote on this list of the best countries to start a business and let us know what you think.

To this day, the United States remain a great place to start a new business. With a high level of economic integration and a relatively low start-up cost, the United States offer great resources for young companies. The American dream is still alive and well.

China offers low production costs, so if you are going to manufacture a physical product look to Asia. China also has a large population, equating to a large consumer base. Japan also provides great business opportunities and are very willing to work with other nations. The Netherlands offer business owners a great financial model with little red tape, allowing your company to thrive.

Which country is the best to start a business? Vote on this list and share any experience you have starting a business in the comments section.
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187 43
Germany is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Countries to Start a Business
Germany Berlin

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2
171 42
Denmark is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Countries to Start a Business
Denmark Copenhagen

3
167 49
Netherlands is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Countries to Start a Business
Netherlands Amsterdam

4
151 42
Austria is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Countries to Start a Business
Austria Vienna

5
159 47
Finland is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Countries to Start a Business
Finland Helsinki

6
151 45
Estonia is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Countries to Start a Business
Estonia Tallinn

7
134 39
Australia is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Countries to Start a Business
Australia Canberra

8
131 38
Belgium is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Countries to Start a Business
Belgium City of Brussels

9
145 47
Czech Republic is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Countries to Start a Business

10
151 51
Spain is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Countries to Start a Business
Spain Madrid

11
139 47
Slovakia is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Countries to Start a Business
Slovakia Bratislava

12
131 43
Latvia is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Countries to Start a Business
Latvia Riga

13
125 40
Luxembourg is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Countries to Start a Business
Luxembourg Luxembourg

14
115 37
Switzerland is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Countries to Start a Business

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80 16
Republic of Ireland is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Countries to Start a Business
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118 43
Cyprus is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Countries to Start a Business
Cyprus Nicosia

17
119 44
Slovenia is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Countries to Start a Business
Slovenia Ljubljana

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73 15
Hungary is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Countries to Start a Business
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118 48
Greece is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Countries to Start a Business
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20
153 77
Sweden is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Countries to Start a Business
Sweden Stockholm

21
109 49
Portugal is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Countries to Start a Business
Portugal Lisbon

22
60 14
Wales is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Countries to Start a Business
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23
117 57
England is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Countries to Start a Business
England London

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149 84
Norway is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Countries to Start a Business
Norway Oslo

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123 67
Canada is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Countries to Start a Business
Canada Ottawa

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58 18
Scotland is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Countries to Start a Business
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128 80
France is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Countries to Start a Business
France Paris

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134 86
Italy is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Countries to Start a Business
Italy Rome

29
113 69
Lithuania is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Countries to Start a Business
Lithuania Vilnius

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29 4
Taiwan is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Countries to Start a Business

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84 48
India is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Countries to Start a Business
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117 77
Malta is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Countries to Start a Business
Malta Valletta

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52 23
Argentina is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Countries to Start a Business
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119 82
Singapore is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Countries to Start a Business
Singapore Singapore

35
53 25
Brazil is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Countries to Start a Business
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31 6
Ireland is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Countries to Start a Business

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66 37
Turkey is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Countries to Start a Business
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59 31
Serbia is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Countries to Start a Business
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114 79
Peru is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Countries to Start a Business
Peru Lima

40
62 34
Colombia is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Countries to Start a Business
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41
127 91
South Africa is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Countries to Start a Business
South Africa Bloemfontein, Cape Town, Pretoria

42
123 88
Chile is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Countries to Start a Business
Chile Santiago

43
156 117
Israel is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Countries to Start a Business
Israel Jerusalem

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136 101
Japan is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Countries to Start a Business
Japan Tokyo

45
131 97
South Korea is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Countries to Start a Business
South Korea Seoul

46
72 46
Mexico is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Countries to Start a Business
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25 4
Macedonia is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Countries to Start a Business

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125 94
Thailand is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Countries to Start a Business
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112 83
Malaysia is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Countries to Start a Business
Malaysia Kuala Lumpur

50
118 89
Mauritius is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Countries to Start a Business
Mauritius Port Louis