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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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Monday, August 19, 2019

  • Jefferson County fatality
  • Cocke County pursuit
  • Weisend assault

    Friday, August 16, 2019

  • Governors Rural Opportunity Summit
  • Motorcycle crash
  • Cocke County fire and marijuana
  • Jobless numbers in July
  • West is executed

    Thursday, August 15, 2019

  • Carver's Apple House damaged
  • Cocke County Grand Jury
  • Inmates charged
  • Governor's Rural Opportunities Summit
  • Endangered Species Act

    Wednesday, August 14, 2019

  • Newport City Council
  • Cocke County Finance Committee

    Tuesday, August 13, 2019

  • Williams injury
  • Large barn/apartment destroyed by fire
  • Tennessee tourism continues to grow
  • Gas prices continue to drop
  • Hembree incident
  • Abortion bill
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