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Which are the states most hospitable to small businesses?
CFO StaffSeptember 22, 2015

15Sept_QuizThumbtack.com, an online marketplace for local services, recently released its 2015 Small Business Friendliness Survey, which gathered responses from nearly 18,000 small-business owners. To find out which states and cities ranked as the most (or least) friendly for small business, take our quiz.

1. Which of the following states is not one of the most friendly states for small business?
A. Texas
B. New Hampshire
C. Utah
D. Iowa
E. Louisiana

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2. Which of the following states is not one of the least friendly states for small business?
A. Rhode Island
B. Indiana
C. Illinois
D. Connecticut
E. California

3. Rank the four cities with the best climates for small business in descending order:
A. Dallas
B. Manchester, N.H.
C. Austin, Tex.
D. Richmond, Va.

4. Rank the four cities with the worst climates for small business in descending order:
A. New Haven, Conn.
B. Hartford, Conn.
C. Buffalo
D. Albuquerque, N.M.

5. Which of the following states is not one of the best states for ease of starting a business?
A. New Hampshire
B. Idaho
C. Texas
D. Oklahoma
E. Maryland

6. Rank the best states for ease of hiring in descending order:
A. Oklahoma
B. Alabama
C. Kansas
D. Utah

7. Which of the following states is not one of the most tax-friendly states for small business?
A. Kansas
B. Alabama
C. Texas
D. Nevada
E. New Hampshire

Sources: Thumbtack, 2015 Small Business Friendliness Survey


Answers: 1–D; 2–B; 3–B, A, D, C; 4–B, D, C, A; 5–E; 6–C, B, D, A; 7–B