The U.S. can be pretty random.
Colorado is pretty business-friendly, but not all states are. Illinois, New York, California, and Washington are places I've had trouble with mindless regulation which made it really difficult to do business.
Someone should make a report like this, but broken down by U.S. state.
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Its remarkable how some governments of some countries have such a discouraging business mentality. We are running a local business in an African country and had to deal with the paperwork and the lenghty procedures involved just to get started. That is just the beginning. Once running, you have to deal with ridiculous tax laws, corruption etc. Not a problem if you are determined but a more stimulating policy would surely benefit the overall economy in the longer term. And thats something a continent like Africa needs.
Not to say anything bad about the country here because other than that it is a lovely place with friendly and remarkable people.
Will.Spencer (12 January, 2009)
I just attended a session with with speaker Todd Buchholz. Although he did not impress me at all...and lacked overall enthusiasm and charisma (his normal fee is 15K/speaking engagement!), I learned a few new things:
1. Japanese Housewives manage an estimated $15 trillion household savings.
2. Recent numbers show US exports have exceeded imports.
Anyone here or read Google is laying off people now and closing down there engineering department in Texas? Guess this is worse then I thought when Google is laying off. Not sure if its directly related but heard about it on the news radio this morning.
I think they are laying off temp staff only.