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Are you interested in starting a new insurance agency? Or, if you’re already an insurance agent, are you interested in adding young entrepreneurs to your client base? Well, some cities are friendlier — and cheaper — than others to launch a business, especially if you’re just starting out in your career.

To find the best places to start a small business, NerdWallet recently analyzed 181 metropolitan areas in the United States — each area for which cost of living information was available. Researchers analyzed data on the local business environment and economy from sources including the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Census Bureau, and the U.S. Small Business Administration.

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Jayleen R. Heft

Jayleen Heft is the digital content editor for PropertyCasualty360.com. Contact her at [email protected]

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