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 Washington DC earned high marks from small businesses in various categories. The District was particularly noted for its helpful training programs.
Some of the key findings for Washington, DC include:
- Washington DC earned an 'A' grade for its small business training and networking programs. The city also ranked highly for the ease with which businesses can hire additional employees, earning an 'A+'.
- Although The District ranked well in several individual categories, DC's lowest grade was a 'C' for the difficulty associated with starting a new business in the city. This was one factor holding Washington's overall grade to a 'B'.
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