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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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1
206 55
Germany is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Countries to Start a Business
Berlin

2
179 51
Denmark is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Countries to Start a Business
Copenhagen

3
176 55
Netherlands is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Countries to Start a Business
Amsterdam

4
164 53
Finland is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Countries to Start a Business
Helsinki

5
157 49
Austria is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Countries to Start a Business
Vienna

6
158 50
Estonia is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Countries to Start a Business
Tallinn

7
157 56
Spain is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Countries to Start a Business
Madrid

8
150 52
Czech Republic is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Countries to Start a Business

9
137 45
Belgium is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Countries to Start a Business
City of Brussels

10
138 46
Australia is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Countries to Start a Business
Canberra

11
143 51
Slovakia is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Countries to Start a Business
Bratislava

12
134 46
Latvia is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Countries to Start a Business
Riga

13
128 45
Luxembourg is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Countries to Start a Business
Luxembourg

14
119 40
Switzerland is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Countries to Start a Business

15
124 46
Slovenia is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Countries to Start a Business
Ljubljana

16
120 49
Cyprus is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Countries to Start a Business
Nicosia

17
156 80
Sweden is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Countries to Start a Business
Stockholm

18
120 54
Greece is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Countries to Start a Business
PanagiotisStavropoulos added Athens

19
112 54
Portugal is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Countries to Start a Business
Lisbon

20
119 60
England is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Countries to Start a Business
London

21
151 86
Norway is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Countries to Start a Business
Oslo

22
129 70
Canada is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Countries to Start a Business
Ottawa

23
136 90
Italy is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Countries to Start a Business
Rome

24
131 86
France is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Countries to Start a Business
Paris

25
115 74
Lithuania is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Countries to Start a Business
Vilnius

26
32 6
Ireland is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Countries to Start a Business

27
116 79
Peru is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Countries to Start a Business
Lima

28
117 80
Malta is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Countries to Start a Business
Valletta

29
120 84
Singapore is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Countries to Start a Business
Singapore

30
132 95
Thailand is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Countries to Start a Business
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bangkok

  

31
124 88
Chile is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Countries to Start a Business
Santiago

32
134 97
South Korea is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Countries to Start a Business
Seoul

33
119 84
Malaysia is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Countries to Start a Business
Kuala Lumpur

34
139 102
Japan is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Countries to Start a Business
Tokyo

35
128 93
South Africa is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Countries to Start a Business
Bloemfontein, Cape Town, Pretoria

36
159 123
Israel is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Countries to Start a Business
Jerusalem

37
176 140
Iran is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Countries to Start a Business
maherarash added Tehran

38
120 90
Mauritius is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Countries to Start a Business
Port Louis

39
139 108
China is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Countries to Start a Business
Beijing

40
172 139
United States of America is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Countries to Start a Business
Washington, D.C.

41
26 6
Macedonia is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Countries to Start a Business

42
193 176
United Arab Emirates is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Countries to Start a Business

43
187 175
Qatar is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Countries to Start a Business
Doha

44
4 0
Taiwan is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Countries to Start a Business

45
248 272
Poland is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Countries to Start a Business
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