New businesses and small businesses create most jobs. Plus, small business is often the route to prosperity for people who don’t start out with a lot of advantages. So pretty much everyone recognizes that it is good for a state to be friendly to small business.
How does Minnesota measure up as a home to small business? Not very well. Thumbtack surveyed thousands of small business owners nationwide, and several hundred in Minnesota. Based on the responses by small business people themselves, Thumbtack created a report card. Here is Minnesota’s. It isn’t good: