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The World Bank just released their annual Doing Business report which ranks 183 countries based on 10 topics. The topics are starting a business, construction permits, electricity, registering property, getting credit, protecting investors, paying taxes, trading across borders, enforcing contracts and resolving insolvency. While the United States ranks #4 for the overall ease of doing business it lands all the way down at #13 for the ease of starting a business. Some countries near the top may surprise you…

If you’re looking to start a business here are the top 10 countries on the list for starting a business in:

1. New Zealand

2. Austrailia

3. Canada

4. Singapore

5. Hong Kong SAR, China

6. Macedonia, FYR

7. Georgia

8. Rwanda

9. Belarus

10. Saudi Arabia

How can the United States improve it’s ranking to start businesses in? As a young business owner would you ever move to a different country to start your business?