It will come as no surprise that some places – countries and, sometimes, places within countries – are extraordinarily difficult when it comes to doing business. Corruption, administrative inefficiency, lack of respect for intellectual property, a legal system that doesn’t work and many other factors can stop you in your tracks.
The World bank has been monitoring this since 2001 and their evaluations should be high on your reading list. The latest is the 2018 report.
The map gives a quick overview (2017 data)