New Hampshire Earns a B- for Small Business Friendliness

Chart Showing New Hampshire Small Business Friendliness

New Hampshire gets a B- in new survey for small business friendliness by Thumbtack, in partnership with the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. This is the highest grade in New England with Massachusetts earning a D+, Connecticut earning a D, and Rhode Island earning an F. Vermont and Maine were ungraded.

Among the factors New Hampshire earned:
A for ease of starting a business
D+ for ease of hiring
C for regulations
D for health and safety
D+ for employment, labor, and hiring
B+ for tax code
A for licensing
C- for environmental
C+ for zoning
B+ for training and networking programs