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Small Business Survival Index 2010 Released
Published on Dec 23, 2010
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If you're looking for some interesting reading over the holidays, you may want to skim the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council's Small Business Survival Index 2010: Ranking the Policy Environment for Entrepreneurship Across the Nation. .Deciphering the Index
As noted in the final paragraph of the introduction to state rankings, "Taxes and regulations matter a great deal to entrepreneurs, small businesses and the economy in general. The Small Business Survival Index makes clear that government-imposed or government-related costs have a deep impact on the entrepreneurial sector of our economy ... The Small Business Survival Index manages to capture much of the governmental burdens affecting critical economic decisions - particularly affecting investment investment and entrepreneurship - state by state. Under the Small Business Survival Index, the lower the index number, the lighter the governmental burdens, and the better the environment for entrepreneurship. The Small Business Survival Index provides a measure by which states can be compared according to how the state and local governments treat small business and entrepreneurs. In essence, it is a comparative measure of economic incentives relating to government policies: the lower the Small Business Survival Index number, the greater the incentives to invest and take risks in that particular state."
And the winners are: