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Fri., Aug. 10, 2012, 9:07 a.m.

Idaho Friendliest Toward Small Biz

In's annual business survey, Idaho ranked as the friendliest state in the nation for small business, followed by Texas, Oklahoma, Utah and Louisiana. The online referral company, in conjunction with the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, surveyed more than 6,000 small business owners across the country to come up with the list of friendliest states for small businesses.  The survey looked at an array of things including tax regulations, licensing requirements, training and government support. While tax related rules are important, the survey found small business owners also want easy to understand licensing regulations and training programs that are well publicized. You can read why Idaho leads the pack here.

Question: Do you agree that Idaho is a good place to operate a small business?

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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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