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Test state governments' friendliness to woman business owners.

This story appears in the June 2000 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

If you've ever stopped to think about what makes your company successful, there's one important factor you may have overlooked: your state and local governments' policies toward woman-owned businesses.

Is your own government good to entrepreneurial women? The following checklist excerpted from the Center for Policy Alternatives' State Policy Checklist: Investing in Women's Entrepreneurship will help you figure that out.

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