Texas Is the Most Small-Business-Friendly State According to Entrepreneurs

Posted on 20.August.2015 by Mike Winters | @amcomcap

Texas Flag on WoodYou can’t chalk this one up to simple Texas pride. For the fourth year in a row, Texas has been ranked as the state most friendly to small businesses in Thumbtack.com’s small-biz friendliness survey drawing from the opinions of nearly 18,000 entrepreneurs. Texas and Utah were the only states to earn an “A+” from small-business owners—the opposite end of the spectrum from the “F” grade scored by California and Rhode Island. Texas small-biz owners have a lot to be thankful for.

Thumbtack.com’s Small Business Friendliness Survey looked deep into the state and local business environments across the nation. They graded on things like the availability of training and networking programs, zoning laws, environmental regulations, licensing requirements, tax codes, health and safety, ease of starting a business and hiring employees, and overall friendliness. Texas ranked at or near the top in most of these categories, garnering an “A+” for overall friendliness, with small-biz owners in Dallas and Austin giving their cities the highest marks.

The lowest-rated category for Texas is “ease of hiring,” which scored a “B.” Not too shabby, right? But it did prevent Texas from getting straight A’s.

“Small business owners on Thumbtack have consistently told us that they welcome support from their government but are frequently frustrated by unnecessary bureaucratic obstacles,” said Jon Lieber, Thumbtack’s chief economist. “Given that there is a crisis of entrepreneurship in the United States, seen in the broad collapse of self-employment across industries and states, creating the right environment for business start-ups is more important than ever.”

You can view a detailed map of Thumbtack’s Small Business Friendliness Survey here:

https://www.thumbtack.com/survey#/2015/1/states

Out-of-state entrepreneurs fed up with unfriendliness of their local and state governments to small businesses, we welcome you here! Texas is big enough for all of us.

image description

Roy Brooks and American Commercial Capital, LLC, has provided invoice-factoring services to Houston-area small businesses since 2003. We work with businesses in San Antonio, Dallas, Austin, Fort Worth, Beaumont, Port Arthur, Corpus Christi, and other nearby Texas cities.

If you want to learn more about how cashflow-sensitive invoice factoring can help your business, give us a call at 713-227-3863, contact us here, or fill out our form for a free, no-obligation quote.

READ MORE FROM AMERICAN COMMERCIAL CAPITAL

Business Video Roundup: Re-Opening Your Business, Marketing & Skyrocketing Your Sales

Business Video Roundup: Re-Opening Your Business, Marketing & Skyrocketing Your Sales

In this week’s roundup of great videos for entrepreneurs and business owners, Patrick Bet-David lays down nine obstacles every entrepreneur will face (and how to overcome them), Gary Vaynerchuk welcomes Liquid IV CEO Brandin Cohen to the latest episode of Coffee & Commerce, and Stanford Graduate School of Business hosts a View from the Top conversation with Netflix’s Global Chief Marketing Officer, Bozoma Saint John. Plus, Marie Forleo has three…

Mike Winters 16.04.2021

Business Video Roundup: How to Find a Great Business Partner, Nurture Employees & More

Business Video Roundup: How to Find a Great Business Partner, Nurture Employees & More

In this week’s business video roundup, Patrick Bet-David breaks down how to find a great business partner, Gary Vaynerchuk and Beth Weissenberger talk about how to create a work environment and company culture that fosters high employee morale, and CNBC explores whether it’s beneficial for restaurants to partner with popular third-party delivery apps like DoorDash and UberEats (the answer is complicated). Plus, CNBC also looks into how the Texas winter…

Mike Winters 2.04.2021

Business Video Roundup: Build Your Inner Circle, What’s Ahead for the U.S. Economy & More

Business Video Roundup: Build Your Inner Circle, What’s Ahead for the U.S. Economy & More

In this week’s roundup of great videos for entrepreneurs and business owners, Gary Vaynerchuk welcomes streetwear moguls Ben and Bobby Hundreds to the latest episode of Coffee & Commerce, Business Insider tells the story of a family-owned Japanese business that has survived more than 25 generations and 1,000 years, and CNBC looks into how China came to dominate the electric vehicle market—and whether the U.S. can hope to catch up.…

Mike Winters 26.03.2021
Back
AMERICAN COMMERCIAL CAPITAL HOME

HOW MUCH COULD FACTORING INCREASE PROFITS FOR YOUR BUSINESS?

CALL 713-227-3863