Lee Rosen – There are plenty of reasons why Miami is the best place in the US to live in and start a business. We can rattle of statistics and charts to prove this point but, really, the best way to judge is to hear straight from a resident who has managed to take root and succeed in this flourishing city. We spoke to small businessman Lee Rosen, CEO and chairman of Healthy Bees LLC, to really understand why Miami is the best — and only — place to be.
“First off, Miami is arguably the most ‘American’ city in the country, in the sense that it has one of the highest percentages of immigrant dwellers,” notes Lee Rosen. “That means a whole lot of opportunities to live and grow, not just business-wise but as an individual, or a family.”
Miami is proof that people can still come to the US to work and succeed. In fact, Kauffman Foundation’s 2017 Index of Startup Activity lists the south Florida city as number one in terms of new business creation. In number terms, that’s roughly 560 new entrepreneurs for every 100,000 adults.
“Miami businesses are driven by ‘opportunity,’ not necessity, which means there’s still so much room to grow,” adds Rosen. “What’s exciting is that because of its continuously evolving business climate, small business owners can take part in the process of community buildling. It’s not just for the big players.”
Miami is known for being a vibrant, bustling and diverse city. And while most of the businesses are tourism-related, with the city being one of the preferred tourists destinations worldwide, there remains an equal opportunity for professionals to thrive. The lovely climate all-year-round, plus the wide range of options available to would-be business owners, it is easy to write down Miami as the best place to set up shop.
Lee Rosen and company set up Healthy Bees, maker of BeesVita Plus, at Alton Road, Miami Beach, FL. BeesVita Plus is a nutritional system supposed to bolster honey bees’ immune systems and strengthen their resistance to pesticides, as well as improve their overall health.