Sawyer Howitt Gives A City List For Young Entrepreneurs
Millennials are perhaps the boldest generation the world has ever had. They are neither afraid of taking risks nor challenges. Most of them are defying the traditional employment structure of looking for a job immediately after completing college or university. A report in 2011 by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce indicated that millennials open at least 160,000 startups each month.
Sawyer Howitt is a young mind that is taking entrepreneurship seriously. He has managed to achieve a lot in the little time he’s been out of high school. He continues to work with his father, David Howitt who is also his mentor. He is currently the project manager at Meriwether Group, a consultancy business that builds disruptive brands. Similarly, he continues to learn from other executives in this Portland based company.
Sawyer Howitt already has experience in understanding the financial operations needs of a business. He continues to learn new ways through which technology can improve brand competitiveness and increase consumer interaction. During his time at Meriwether Group, he has identified factors that affect business growth in a location. Things such as average population, funding, and availability of fast broadband connectivity play a significant role. Howitt has listed U.S. cities that possess these qualities.
Denver may not have established hubs that other cities have. However, support is always available for any upcoming entrepreneurs. There exists a strong network of research agencies, the state government, business leaders, and advocates of higher education with the aim of growing entrepreneurs.
Yorba Linda, California
This city has the second highest median household income after Palo Alto. It has over 1,000 businesses with an additional 1,500 operating right from homes.
The state government has worked extra hard to protect small businesses through the enactment of laws. Innovation and talent are rife on this side since the city has 17 colleges and universities. Havard Business Review has previously ranked Minneapolis as the number two state for sourcing innovators.
Santa Monica, California
This supportive environment has seen the establishment of over 23,000 start-up businesses with 32% being run by women.
Other cities on Howitt’s list include San Francisco, Austin, Salt Lake City, and Palo Alto. All these cities support prospective entrepreneurs with initiatives and incentives that will sustain and propel their businesses.
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