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 Colorado Springs was rated very highly by small businesses, landing in the #4 spot this year. Colorado also fared well, earning an 'A' grade overall.
Some of the key findings for Colorado Springs include:
- Colorado Springs earned an 'A+' for its overall small business friendliness, improving from last year's 'A' grade. Denver also rose in the rankings, earning an 'A-', up from a 'B+' in 2012. The city ranked very well in nearly every category, including a pair of 'A+' grades for the ease of hiring additional employees in the city and for its environmental regulations.
- In addition to an 'A' grade overall, Colorado earned an 'A' for the quality and availability of its training and networking programs. The state also ranked in the top 10 for its online business resources.
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