10 Best Entrepreneur Nations (Canada beats U.S.)

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By 24/7 WallStreet

1) New Zealand
No. of procedures necessary to start a business: 1
No. of days to start of business: 1
2010 GDP: $134 billion
Percent employment by companies with 250+ employees: 42.1 percent

2) Australia

No. of procedures necessary to start a business: 2
No. of days to start of business: 2
2010 GDP: $1.1 trillion
Percent employment by companies with 250+ employees: n/a

3) Canada

No. of procedures necessary to start a business: 1
No. of days to start of business: 5
2010 GDP: $1.6 trillion
Percent employment by companies with 250+ employees: n/a

4) United States

No. of procedures necessary to start a business: 6
No. of days to start of business: 6
2010 GDP: $14.7 trillion
Percent employment by companies with 250+ employees: 52.8 percent

5) Ireland

No. of procedures necessary to start a business: 4
No. of days to start of business: 13
2010 GDP: $205.7 billion
Percent employment by companies with 250+ employees: 26.2 percent

6) United Kingdom
No. of procedures necessary to start a business: 6
No. of days to start of business: 13
2010 GDP: $2.2 trillion
Pct. employment by companies with 250+ employees: 48.6%

7) South Korea
No. of procedures necessary to start a business: 5
No. of days to start of business: 7
2010 GDP: $1.03 trillion
Pct. employment by companies with 250+ employees: 26.1%

8) France
No. of procedures necessary to start a business: 5
No. of days to start of business: 7
2010 GDP: $2.6 trillion
Pct. employment by companies with 250+ employees: 39.5%

9) Portugal
No. of procedures necessary to start a business: 5
No. of days to start of business: 5
2010 GDP: $230.6 billion
Pct. employment by companies with 250+ employees: 20.9%

10) Chile
No. of procedures necessary to start a business: 7
No. of days to start of business: 7
2010 GDP: $203 billion
Pct. employment by companies with 250+ employees: n/a