Thumbtack, in partnership with the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, has released California's results from the third annual Thumbtack.com Small Business Friendliness Survey. The study, drawing upon data from over 12,000 small business owners, provides new insights into state and local business environments across the nation.
"After a two-month survey of thousands of small business owners nationwide, California's small businesses have rated it near the bottom as one of the least friendly states in the nation towards small business," says Jon Lieber, Chief Economist of Thumbtack. "Creating a business climate that is welcoming to small, dynamic businesses is more important than ever, and California continues to receive low marks from its small businesses for creating this kind of environment."
Some of the key findings for California include:
A copy of the survey's full methodology and analysis paper is available upon request. Please email Thumbtack's Chief Economist, Jon Lieber, at firstname.lastname@example.org for a copy of the paper and with any questions or comments you might have.