Small Business Owners Rank Idaho ‘Friendliest’ State

May 8, 2012

A new survey out today from, an online job service, and the Kauffman Foundation finds Idaho, Texas, Oklahoma and Utah are the friendliest states for small businesses.

The survey asked more than 6,000 small business owners to rank states based on ease of starting a new businesses, cost of hiring, regulatory friendliness, tax code friendliness, and publicity of training programs.  Most of the business owners surveyed — 90 percent — had fewer than five employees.  Click to continue reading...