State Guides

From licensing fees to payroll taxes, here's everything you need to know to start a service business in your state.

Small Business State Guides

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California

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.

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California
Colorado

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.‍

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Colorado
Florida

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.

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Florida
Hawaii

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.‍

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Hawaii
Illinois

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.‍

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Illinois
Indiana

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.

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Indiana
Maryland

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!"‍‍

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Maryland
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