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 small businesses ranked San Francisco the best city in California. The city improved its overall rating to a 'C', up from a 'D+' in 2012, and San Francisco received high marks for its training programs and online resources.
Some of the key findings for San Francisco include:
- San Francisco was rated the top city in California for its overall small business friendliness. San Francisco was also rated the easiest city in the state for starting a new business. The city earned a 'B+' grade for the quality and availability of training and networking programs for small businesses. Additionally, San Francisco ranked in the top 5 among major cities nationally for its online resources.
- California earned a 'D' grade overall, up from an 'F' in 2012.
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