Or how about a leftorium?
Or how about a leftorium?

Miami/Fort Lauderdale Ranked Seventh Best Place to Start a Small Business

Want to open that family-owned erotic bakery you've always dreamed of? How about a boutique that specializes in footwear for dogs? A cleaning service that sends maids dressed as the clients' favorite Star Wars character? 

Whatever the small business idea, conditions seem to be getting more favorable to realize it. A Portfolio.com/BizJournals survey ranked the Miami/Fort Lauderdale metro area as the seventh best place to open a small business in the entire nation, the highest in Florida. 

The survey noted the area had 32.62 small business per resident (a relatively high figure) and a growing population. 

The seventh-place spot is up from number 12 in last year's survey but down from when the metro area topped the list in 2006. 

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