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Hello entrepreneurs (and everyone else)! Have you cut ties with working for Corporate America and started up your own business? I applaud you, am pulling for you, and wish you so so much luck – you can do this! You’ll have a greater chance of success (or so it would seem) if you’re living in one of the 20 Best States to Start a Business In Right Now. Forbes Advisor crunched the numbers, looking at factors such as business costs, business climate, economy, workforce and financial accessibility in each state to give it an overall score out of 100. Then they spit out the following Top 20 – and yes – 3 New England states made the cut! Let’s take a peek:

  • #1 - THE Best State to Start a Business In Right Now

    INDIANA

    Overall score out of 100: 100

    Larry Bird

  • #2

    COLORADO

    Overall score out of 100: 98

  • #3

    NORTH DAKOTA

    Overall score out of 100: 96

  • #4

    PENNSYLVANIA

    Overall score out of 100: 94

  • #5

    SOUTH DAKOTA

    Overall score out of 100: 92

  • #6

    NORTH CAROLINA

    Overall score out of 100: 90

  • #7

    MONTANA

    Overall score out of 100: 88

  • #8

    ILLINOIS

    Overall score out of 100: 86

  • #9

    OHIO

    Overall score out of 100: 84

  • #10

    DELAWARE

    Overall score out of 100: 82

  • #11

    CONNECTICUT

    Overall score out of 100: 80

  • #12

    CALIFORNIA

    Overall score out of 100: 78

  • #13

    M A S S A C H U S E T T S !

    Overall score out of 100: 76

  • #14

    NEW HAMPSHIRE

    Overall score out of 100: 74

  • #15

    MISSOURI

    Overall score out of 100: 71

  • #16

    MISSISSIPPI

    Overall score out of 100: 69

  • #17

    HAWAII

    Overall score out of 100: 67

  • #18

    VIRGINIA

    Overall score out of 100: 65

  • #19

    SOUTH CAROLINA

    Overall score out of 100: 63

  • #20

    WISCONSIN

    Overall score out of 100: 61

  • #21

    UTAH

  • #22

    IDAHO

  • #23

    RHODE ISLAND

  • #24

    WEST VIRGINIA

  • #25

    WASHINGTON

  • #26

    ALABAMA

  • #27

    NEW JERSEY

  • #28

    ARIZONA

  • #29

    ARKANSAS

  • #30

    GEORGIA

  • #31

    ALASKA

  • #32

    NEBRASKA

  • #33

    MINNESOTA

  • #34

    TEXAS

  • #35

    IOWA

  • #36

    WYOMING

  • #37

    LOUISIANA

  • #38

    MAINE

  • #39

    MARYLAND

  • #40

    TENNESSEE

  • #41

    KANSAS

  • #42

    OKLAHOMA

  • #43

    KENTUCKY

  • #44

    NEVADA

  • #45

    FLORIDA

  • #46

    OREGON

  • #47

    MICHIGAN

  • #48

    VERMONT

  • #49

    NEW MEXICO

  • #50 - THE Worst State to Start a Business In Right Now

    NEW YORK

    Overall score out of 100: 0 – yes, that’s a big fat ZERO. Ouch.