Business development and strategy professional
I am a bit biased, but I would say Austin. Austin is very friendly towards both tech firms as well as small businesses. There is a population boom in the city and most residents value helping small businesses over big chains which is why some of the very up and coming establishments were founded here: Whole foods, Pluckers, Alamo Drafthouse, etc. Only issue you may have is with rent, property prices and rental rates increase much faster than some of the more saturated cities like Houston and Dallas.