Thinking of starting your own firm? Don’t do it in these states: The 15 worst for small-business startups

As the Great Recession continues to pound small businesses, the Small Business and Entrepreneurship Council released its “Small Business Survival Index,” which ranks states on a variety of factors important to startups. South Dakota, Nevada, Texas, Wyoming and Washington are the most entrepreneur-friendly; New Jersey is the worst. Check out the other 14 worst places for small businesses.

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