Survey findings and summary
Thumbtack.com, in partnership with the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, has released the new results from the second annual Thumbtack.com Small Business Survey. The 2013 study draws upon data from over 7,000 small business owners nationwide and shows that California earned a 'D' grade, up from an 'F' in 2012. Although the state struggled overall, it ranked above average for its online resources for small businesses.
Some of the key findings for California include:
- The Bay Area was the top rated region in California for the second year in a row, followed by the Central Coast. San Francisco was the state's highest ranking city, followed by San Jose.
- California's highest grade was a 'C+' for its small business training and networking programs.
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