10. Kansas

Overall grade: A

Best: A+ for tax code
Worst: F for networking and coaching programs

9. Georgia

Overall grade: A

Best: A for the convenience of launching a business
Worst: C+ for networking and coaching programs

8. Virginia

Overall grade: A

Best: A for health and safety laws
Worst: A- for networking and coaching programs

7. Tennessee

Overall grade: A

Best: A for overall friendliness to small businesses
Worst: F for networking and coaching programs

6. Idaho

Overall grade: A

Best: A+ for networking and coaching programs
Worst: C- for ease of the hiring process

5. Colorado

Overall grade: A

Best: A for overall friendliness to small businesses
Worst: C for health and safety laws

4. Louisiana

Overall grade: A

Best: A+ for employment, hiring and labor laws
Worst: B for zoning laws

3. Utah

Overall grade: A+

Best: A+ for zoning laws
Worst: B for the convenience of launching a business

2. New Hampshire

Overall grade: A+

Best: A+ for the convenience of launching a business
Worst: B- for environmental laws

1. Texas

Overall grade: A+

Best: A+ for overall friendliness to small businesses
Worst: B for the convenience of the hiring process

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