Starting a new company is a scary thought. However if you choose where you start your business you could have a much better changing at surviving the first couple years which are the hardest for a new company. Utah is one of the hottest spots to start a business as well as for people to move to and raise a family. This means that there is an influx of both potential employees and workers.
Another good option is Nebraska and North Dakota. Since these are in such close proximity to each other you can start in one and quickly expand with an office into the other. One great idea for a business is to offer instant payday loans in these states. Surely with all these new residents they will be using a lot of credit and may need payday advance loans to make ends meet. All you need to start a business like this is a large amount of a capital and a building, as well as some already developed billing software to keep track of your lending.