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Thursday, July 18, 2019

Starting a small business
Starting a business is never easy. According to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data, about a fifth of all startups typically don’t survive past year one of operation, and nearly half never make it to their fifth anniversary. But startups fail for different reasons, a “bad location” among the most common. Choosing the right state for a business is therefore crucial to its success. A state that provides the ideal conditions for business creation — access to cash, skilled workers and affordable office space, for instance — can help new ventures not only take off but also thrive. In a new study, WalletHub compared the US states across 26 key indicators of startup success to determine the most fertile ground in which to launch and grow an enterprise. Tennessee ranks as the 20th best state to start a business. It ranks 16th for a positive business environment, 19th in business costs, but 42nd in its access to resources. The study found Texas is the best state in which to start a business and Rhode Island the most difficult. North Dakota and Utah have the largest number of small business start-ups, possibly because they also have the most accessible financing. Mississippi has the lowest labor costs and Maryland the highest.


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Friday, December 06, 2019

  • Glass arrest following pursuit
  • Hall execution
  • Parrottsville Christmas Parade
  • Schoolcraft federal indictment
  • I-40 Challenge results

    Thursday, December 05, 2019

  • Search on for Shropshire
  • Nichols Jeep recovery
  • Jefferson County Sheriff's Department receives award
  • NGA to work with Tennessee on business promotion
  • Tennessee income level is low
  • Roe argues for minor league baseball

    Wednesday, December 04, 2019

  • Rathbone pleas to First Degree Murder and Aggravated Child Abuse
  • Shelton enters guilty plea
  • Conner arrest
  • Cocke General Committee

    Tuesday, December 03, 2019

  • Walker charged with animal cruelty
  • Thomas wants to withdraw his guilty plea
  • Cocke Circuit pleas
  • Stolen vehicles recovered
  • Hall tax is ending
  • Tennessee gas prices are steady

    Monday, December 02, 2019

  • Saturday evening Cosby crash
  • Swafford arrest
  • McGaha arrest
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