Business Report: A survey designed to show how business-friendly each state is

Business Report: A survey designed to show how business-friendly each state is

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Thumbtack.com surveyed 75 hundred small business owner-operators across the whole nation.

HAWAII BUSINESS FRIENDLINESS
Ease of starting a business 50
Ease of hiring 48
Overall regulations 48
Labor regulations 50
Tax regulations 48
Licensing regulations 43
Training and networking 12
Government websites 18 
Overall ranking 49

I always look at ranking methodology, asking, how might this be wrong? In this case, all these rankings are based on what survey respondents say, not objective measures. In my experience, small business owners who operate only in Hawaii always just assume things are better in other states. Those who also operate on the mainland tell a very different story.

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