Expertise.com Ranks Texas #1 Among Best States for Americans to Start a Small Business in 2021

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New study suggests The Lone Star State is the best state to start a small business

“Research shows that around 100,000 small businesses closed permanently because of the pandemic, but we’ve also seen an increase in new business applications,” says David Franklin, CEO Expertise.com. “Our latest report finds that Texas is the ideal place to start a new business.”

Expertise.com, a top resource for online reviews and the best local experts, has published findings from a recent study on the best and worst states for Americans to start a small business in 2021. Researchers applied a comprehensive methodology using 24 business-focused metrics. The report offers total scores for each state and rankings based on three categories: new business environment, available resources, and business costs.

Texas earned the top spot as the best state overall to start a small business. In the three categories assessed, the state ranked first for new business environment, 6th for costs, and 7th for available resources.

“Research shows that around 100,000 small businesses closed permanently because of the pandemic, but we’ve also seen an increase in new business applications,” says David Franklin, CEO Expertise.com. “Our latest report finds that Texas is the ideal place to start a new business.”

Expertise.com evaluated all 50 states and calculated an overall score using a 10-point scale for each metric. The report features three subcategories with corresponding metrics, such as job growth, available loans, median hourly wage, and corporate taxes. To view the complete list of best and worst states for starting a small business in 2021, visit: https://www.expertise.com/research/best-and-worst-states-for-starting-a-small-business-in-2021

ABOUT EXPERTISE.COM
Expertise.com identifies leading service professionals in over 200 industries across the top cities in the United States. The company provides authentic online reviews of service providers via a selection process that includes in-depth research, detailed comparisons, customer feedback, and mystery shopping. Expertise.com is based in Los Angeles, California, and backed by a team of marketing, research, and content development experts. To learn more, visit https://www.expertise.com/
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