A personal finance website says a lakeshore community is the best small city in the country to start a business. Holland earned the top spot in Wallet Hub's 2017 rankings of more than 1,200 small-sized cities. The website uses 16 different metrics in their ranking process. Those include small business growth, investor access, and labor costs.

Holland beat out Carbondale, IL for the title, Springville, UT, East Chicago, IN, and Jefferson City, MO round out the top five. No other cities in West Michigan made the top 20 but Kentwood received a special mention for having the most affordable office spaces in the country.