From licensing fees to payroll taxes, here's everything you need to know to start a service business in your state.
Whether you say “War Eagle” or “Roll Tide,” the Yellowhammer State is ready to welcome your new business.
With 4.1 million small businesses in California representing 99.8% of all businesses in the state, California is quite possibly one of the most entrepreneurial states in the US.
Home to over 653,000 small businesses and boasting the 6th best-ranked economy in the nation, the Centennial State is a great place for your service business to call home.
Florida consistently ranks among the best states in the US for business, largely thanks to its favorable state tax policies, competitive costs, and streamlined regulatory environment.
Ranked the #1 state for business for eight consecutive years, Georgia is the perfect home base for aspiring entrepreneurs.
With a low General Excise Tax and a long list of small business incentives, the Aloha State could be the perfect place for your business.
Illinois has a range of incentives for new business owners, including a healthy labor market, relatively low-income taxes, and plenty of access to startup capital.
You’ve probably heard about Indiana’s booming manufacturing industry. But it may surprise you to learn that over 529,456 small businesses make up a whopping 99.4% of all businesses in the state.
The Sunflower State has a strong entrepreneurial culture, thanks to an ongoing state-level commitment to supporting small businesses.
With a long list of appealing tax incentives and an easy business registration process, Maryland more than lives up to its state slogan: "We're open for business!"
With a favorable corporate tax rate and a range of incentives for entrepreneurs, the Great Lakes State could be the perfect place to launch your service business.
With a low corporate tax rate and the seventh lowest cost of living in the country, Missouri—the gateway to the south—is an excellent home base for a service business.
In what was once the heart of America’s manufacturing region, Ohio is now home to almost 1 million small businesses and boasts the seventh largest economy in the nation.
Incubator to all kinds of distinctive entrepreneurs, Oregon is a place where anyone with a great idea can launch a successful business.
With one foot in Appalachia and the other on the Mississippi, Tennessee straddles a strategic region in the South. Make your service business the next southern success story.
As a new entrepreneur, you’ll never be alone in the Lone Star State. Texas is home to more than 3 million small businesses and its economy is second in size only to California.
With a range of business-friendly government policies and the fastest-growing population in the country, Utah is regularly named one of the best states for business.
Small businesses account for 99.5% of all businesses in Virginia, and the state boasts a high business survival rate.
Wisconsin is known for cheese, beer, and lumber. But true Wisconsinites also know that the state is a mecca for entrepreneurs.