Small businesses are backbone of the U.S. economy. They are responsible for two out of every three jobs in this country and provide a livelihood for tens of millions of Americans. Business News Daily is connecting with entrepreneurs across the nation to find out what it's like to own and operate a small business in their state.
By incorporating insights from small business owners, professionals, development centers and scholars, we're getting a bird's-eye view of the opportunities and challenges facing entrepreneurs in each of the 50 states. In each article, we flesh out the major pros and cons small business owners are facing and, in the interest of helping entrepreneurs succeed and grow, offer some resources in each state that can help boost small businesses. See below for a full list of the states we've covered so far.
From the booming tech hub of Silicon Valley to the microbusinesses of small-town Maine, Business News Daily heard from those with a passion for their work and a day-to-day perspective on what it takes to succeed as an entrepreneur today. This is what we've learned about the State of Small Business in the U.S.