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Where to start a new business? The 10 best and worst states for entrepreneurs

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By Elyssa Kirkham/GOBankingRates

Entrepreneurship is a cornerstone of the American economy, and it has reached record heights in recent years. Becoming an entrepreneur is a dream for many Americans; two in five employees hope to someday strike out on their own, according to a survey from the University of Phoenix Business School.

But starting a business is a serious undertaking, and part of launching a company means getting an idea of how well your state fosters new businesses and startups. To find out which states are the best or worst for entrepreneurs, GOBankingRates conducted a study that looked at the startup opportunities, existing small businesses, business tax climate and other factors in each state.

Based on the study’s findings, GOBankingRates generated this ranking of the best and worst states for entrepreneurs.

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The Best And Worst Travel Insurance Companies

Ask any expert to name the best and worst travel insurance companies, and you’ll probably get a noncommittal answer. “It depends,” they’ll say, careful not to sound like they have a favorite — or a least favorite.

But ask Michael Blank, and he’ll tell you about his experience with Seven Corners Travel Insurance.

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Blank recently set sail on a Celebrity cruise to the Middle East, India, and Southeast Asia. Along the way, both he and his wife contracted severe sinus infections, which sent them to the ship’s infirmary. A doctor treated the couple with antibiotics and billed them $313. Blank completed a quick online claim form.

“Seven Corners paid right away,” says Blank, a pharmaceutical research and development executive in Philadelphia.

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