Based on the very unscientific (if not entertaining) way of ranking the States in terms of politeness of business owners, cloud accounting software company FreshBooks recently analyzed over 250,000 invoices to uncover which small business owners (by state) are the most likely to use “please” or “thank you” on their invoices.

The results…Oklahoma, Alabama and Ohio have the most polite small business owners in the country! California came in middle-of-the-pack, perhaps another interesting surprise.

Also of note, invoices that use please and thank you get paid a median of two days faster than invoices that don’t 🙂

Check out the complete list below to find how your state ranks.