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Moving Time: The Best Cities to Be Your Own Boss

Magazine article Success

Moving Time: The Best Cities to Be Your Own Boss

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If you're a member of the YouEconomy like millions of other Americans, you're in luck: a Business.org study found that self-employed people tend to make more money than their traditionally employed counterparts. Score!

The same study also looked at the 50 biggest cities in the U.S. to identify which areas were the best for being your own boss. To determine their rankings, they looked at three things:

1. The number of residents who were self-employed,

2. The percentage of people who work less than 40 hours per week, and

3. The median self-employed income in the city. Here were the results.

Top 5:

1. Salt Lake City

2. Los Angeles

3. Miami

4. Austin, Texas

5. Phoenix

Bottom 5:

1. Philadelphia

2. Baltimore

3. Richmond, Virginia

4. Boston

5. Charlotte, North Carolina

TOP OF MIND

HOW DO YOU MAINTAIN CALM WHEN SOMETHING UNEXPECTED HAPPENS?

I REMIND MYSELF THAT EVERYTHING HAPPENS FORA REASON, then set aside some time to reflect (and sometimes take a day or two off and cry if I have to). …

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