Seattle may best be known as the birthplace of great coffee and as a city with exceptional amounts of rain. But, did you know that Seattle is also one of the 10 best cities for starting your own business?

Kiplinger took a look at cities across the U.S., ranking them by concentration of small businesses, track records of successful start-ups, number of patents issued and cost of living for entrepreneurs. Seattle stacks up well, with a metro population just under 3.5 Million the city is home to over 70,000 small businesses! Also in the city’s favor – living and business costs run 20% to 30% cheaper than other West Coast hubs, such as San Jose.

For Seattle residents thinking about starting their own business they can rest easier knowing they live in an entrepreneurial-friendly place. However, regardless of where you live or what type of business you want to start, going out on your own can be risky.

A franchised business puts you in control with growth options, greatly minimizes your risk and sets you up with the greatest chances for success. With over 3,000 franchise companies FranNet can help you find the one that is right for you and give you the help and advice you need to truly succeed.