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Old 08-22-2012, 04:30 PM
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Originally Posted by MrRational View Post
Best on what basis?
Lots equate best with lowest taxes which certainly is better than high taxes...
but first you have to make the money to be worried about paying taxes.

Best location is where YOUR customers are.
Customer = a person or company willing to pay good money for your product or service.


If you offer service on Rolls Royce/Bentley Motorcars then California would be your ideal state vs. Indiana/Iowa etc.
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Old 08-26-2012, 09:14 AM
Location: Everywhere and Nowhere
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Texas tends to go up and down with energy prices. Virginia is probably the best in the long run. Lots of government spending pumps up local demand while less regulation, low taxes, and right to work make it relatively inexpensive to operate.
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Old 09-04-2012, 11:32 AM
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Florida is also a great state to run a business, especially Cape Coral, FL. It's hard to find a city with customized economic development business incentives, no personal income tax, and great weather year round! Here is a link if you'd like to learn more: [url=http://www.capecoral.net/Business/NEWbizcapecoralcom/CompetitiveCostsBusinessIncentives/tabid/1545/language/en-US/Default.aspx]Tax Incentives for Businesses | Economic Development Incentives[/url]
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Old 09-06-2012, 12:46 PM
Location: Table Rock Lake
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Missouri has its ups and downs!

Every spring of the year, Weights & Measures would come and check my two gasoline pumps for accuracy and put a yearly sticker that showed it passed inspection. It was the same guy driving what appeared to be his own pickup as it had farmyard debris on the tires. I could tell the he and the truck both were accustomed to work. Upon completion of the inspection we would visit about the up coming new upgrades the Weights & Measure people would be in the near future. This courtesy helped me to add to the price of the gas to buy and install the upgrades for the required period. Then Missouri hired/elected a democrat governor. In drove a new white pickup with tool boxes on each side and two men got out. While one got in the back of the pickup for the two measuring buckets, the driver with a clipboard stuck his head in the door and announced they were from Weights & Measures for my annual inspection. I said everything was ready for a check. About 15 minutes they came in and sat down. The driver said I have some required paperwork, name of owner, I told him, owner of the equipment, I told him. He said the gas line needed seven valves installed in 30 days and they would be back to check and if they weren’t installed, they would “lock my doors”. Needless to say, his statement got my attention. The gas sales was a draw for my marine repair, concession stand business but by no means was a requirement for me to stay in business. I called my gas supplier who installed the valves but to my knowledge the W&M people ever come back. I don’t think they did as I sold the business 4 years later and the pumps still had the 5 year prior stickers on the pumps. As they drove off it occurred to me the fact that it takes two democrats to do the job that one republican did previously. Over the years I have collected a long list of similar democrat occurrences.
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Old 09-07-2012, 03:26 PM
Location: Under a bridge
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I agree with California not being the best place for starting a business. Not only are the high taxes an issue there's also high worker's compensation rates and tremendous saturation. I'm looking into Utah, Idaho and Montana for the business I want to start up.

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