Big Five: Best states for small business

Big Five: Best states for small business

July 1st, 2014 by Staff Report in Business Around the Region

Thumbtack.com, in partnership with the Kauffman Foundation, rated states for their friendliness to small business. The top rated states for 2014 are:

• 1.Utah

• 2. Idaho

• 3. Texas

• 4. Virginia

• 5. Louisiana

Tennessee ranked as a top 10 state with A ratings from hiring, regulations and employment and B+ ratings for tax code and licensing and C grades for training and environmental rules. Georgia got an overall A- rating.

Source: Thumbtack, in partnership with the Kauffman Foundation. United States Small Business Friendliness was based upon surveys with more than 12,000 small business owners.