If you鈥檙e thinking about moving to a new city, there鈥檚 a lot to consider, depending on what鈥檚 going on in your life right now 鈥 whether you鈥檙e avoiding the worst cities for families, trying to buy a home at a decent price聽or are looking to settle in one of the聽best cities for post-grads. But what if you鈥檙e starting a business? Of course, it depends on what industry you鈥檙e trying to break into, but there are a bunch of factors that聽can determine how your #girlboss life will pan out. A new study by Dell did the work for you, and聽ranks the 25 best cities for female entrepreneurs.

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The researchers at Dell looked at five factors in particular and separated them into two groups: operating environment and enabling environment. Under operating environment, they checked whether聽the size of the market is big enough to scale businesses, analyzed the talent pool female entrepreneurs have to choose from to build their teams and looked at access to capital, which can be a tricky area for female entrepreneurs, who statistically receive less investment capital than men do.

Under enabling environment, the researchers examined the cities鈥 cultural scenes, which might not sound directly related to running a business, but provides super important networking opportunities, and examined the local technology聽鈥 the rate of connectivity and the cost of staying connected via the Internet.

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What they found might not surprise you: New York and San Francisco made the top two spots on the list. The Bay Area scored in the top half of the rankings across all categories, but New York is extra聽strong in two key categories: capital and culture. So if you鈥檙e looking for a good place to network聽and聽make sure some strategic ($$$) connections result, New York is the place to be.

There were also a few surprising list-toppers. Ranking number one overall for culture was a Canadian city聽鈥 Toronto. If you think finding a great mentor is critical to launching your biz, Seattle and Sydney are the cities for you. And the second-best place (after San Francisco) to find talented employees is Munich (ja!).聽London, Stockholm and Singapore follow New York and San Fran on the list of overall top performers. All in all, not bad places to live聽and聽run a business!

Are you a #girlboss who lives in one of these top cities? Tweet us about your experiences @BritandCo!聽

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