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 both Denver and Colorado performed well in this year's rankings. In addition to high marks for its overall small business friendliness, the city was praised for its training programs aimed at small businesses.
Some of the key findings for Denver include:
- Denver earned an 'A-' grade for its overall small business friendliness, bettering last year's 'B+'. Small businesses gave the city a 'B+' for its licensing regulations and a 'B+' for the quality and availability of the city's training and networking programs.
- Colorado also improved, going from an 'A-' in 2012 to an 'A' grade in 2013. The state also ranked in the top 10 for its online small business resources.
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