Texas has always had its own way of doing things – as many people have found out over the years. A friend who works at a law firm said that the lawyers in L.A. would fall into a panic whenever they had a case there, since the judges and court system were less than cordial to outsiders. That always surprised me, since Dallas has always been a top city when it comes to having some of the better business environments, according to consistent surveys of executives in the U.S.
In fact, the whole state of Texas was the favorite among many survey respondents, almost 50 percent saying it generally has one of the more favorable business climates in the nation. Next to the good ‘ole boys of Texas was North Carolina with South Carolina not lagging far behind. Nothing like that down home southern charm!
At the bottom of the list are – not surprisingly New York and California. Then there is Illinois, which kind of surprised me since the Midwest is considered so friendly. But the business world is a different matter, and since their tax structure is so stifling, it does make sense.
Still — in order for entrepreneurs and small businesses to get ahead – they need all the help they can get. That’s why businesses today need to make every effort to branch out to different states. One way they can get ahead for very little cost is to have satellite business offices in many other cities. This is where conference rooms and day offices come in really handy.
Since you only pay for what you use whenever needed, it is very cost effective. Whether it is for one hour to days – costs run for as little as $20 an hour in a major business hub like Dallas – any company has over a chance against the big boys because it levels the playing field — especially in the Lone Star State!