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Friday, June 13, 2014

Small Business Survey Reviews Friendliness By State

Utah, Idaho, Texas, Virginia and Louisiana are the most supportive of small businesses, according to a third annual Thumbtack.com Small Business Friendliness Survey. Conversely, the study, which surveyed over 12,000 small business owners, found that owners rated California and Rhode Island in the bottom five for friendliness to small business during each of the three years of the survey. Thumbtack Chief Economist Jon Lieber says:

Creating a business climate that is welcoming to small, dynamic businesses is more important than ever, but rarely does anyone ask small business owners themselves about what makes for a pro-entrepreneur environment. Thousands of small business owners across the country told us that the keys to a pro-growth environment are ease of compliance with tax and regulatory systems and helpful training programs.

The survey assigns letter grades to states and certain cities based on their small business friendliness with regards to categories such as ease of starting a business, ease of hiring, regulations and more.

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