Josh Cote: Geographic Trends of America’s Entrepreneurial Regions

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The Kauffman Foundation analyzed 30 years’ worth of Inc 500 lists to determine where great entrepreneurs come from. Josh Cote, who opened his first business in Boston, was not surprised to see Massachusetts ranked 4th best place for development of a high-growth business.

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Location may not be completely irrelevant but it also does not play an important
enough role to dictate the success of a business

The not-for-profit Kauffman Foundation conducted a study of data from the Inc. 500, a list of fast-growing private firms published every year since 1982 by Inc. magazine. The study reveals a geographic analysis of how regional characteristics are associated with fast-growing companies.

Entrepreneur and EA Worldwide Acquisitions Managing Director, Josh Cote, originally from New Hampshire, opened his first business in Boston, Massachusetts. Josh Cote has grown his organisation through one of the toughest economic climates in recent years and credits much of the success to perseverance, developing an innovative business model and the ability to adapt to change. ‘After graduating from Springfield College I decided to stay in Massachusetts to gain work experience before starting an outsourced sales business. Boston, being a big city so seemed like a great place to start the firm, it turned out majority of my customer base came from many of the small towns throughout Massachusetts’ recalls Josh Cote.

There are many high-growth companies outside of the usual suspects of technology places, such as Silicon Valley. Regions that ranked well that surprised many researchers include Salt Lake City (second), Indianapolis (sixth), Buffalo,N.Y. (eleventh), Baltimore (fifteenth), Nashville (eighteenth), Philadelphia (nineteenth), and Louisville, Ky. (twentieth). Many companies that made the Inc. List are those in the so-called Rust Belt Region, which may indicate that population growth in the region is not necessarily a factor for growth of firms.

See a map of the Kauffman Study, http://inc500.kauffman.org/inc500.html#4.00/39.00/-98.00

‘I think it is fantastic that this study reveals such interesting information from regions we don't
usually associate with entrepreneurial activity. It should give encouragement to those wanting to start a business. Location may not be completely irrelevant but it also does not play an important
enough role to dictate the success of a business’ says Josh Cote.

Josh Cote is dedicated to fostering greater education in entrepreneurship and now offers business
development opportunities to promising entrepreneurs. Since opening his business in 2001, Josh Cote has expanded into the UK and European sectors where his business, EA Worldwide Acquisitions has flourished and formed a reputation as a leading outsourcing firm.

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About EA Worldwide Acquisitions & Josh Cote:

Josh Cote is an entrepreneur and business owner. He has a BS. in Sports Management from Springfield College, New England, USA.
Since starting his first business in Boston, Usa in 2001, Josh Cote has excelled in the outsourced sales industry and gone on to open EA Worldwide Acq. Ltd, an outsourced sales and marketing company based in London, UK.

EA Worldwide Acquisitions was established as part of an expansion from our US outsource sales operations.

Our success enabled us to open our first international office in London, England in the spring of 2007 and an associate office in Madrid, Spain in 2009.

EA Worldwide Acquisitions believe that good business depends upon people of varying backgrounds, resources, and skills. EA Worldwide Acquisitions has a proven track record in outsource sales and customer acquisitions.

Now a renown entrepreneur in the USA and UK markets, Josh Cote is dedicated to fostering greater education of entrepreneurship, business development and opportunities for individual development and growth.

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