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 Georgia ranks among the very best states for small businesses.
Some of the key findings for Georgia include:
- Georgia earned an 'A' grade for the ease of hiring additional employees. Additionally, Georgia small businesses reported hiring plans that were among the highest of any state.
- The state received a higher rating for its licensing and permitting requirements, improving from a 'B' in 2012 to an 'A-' this year. Within Georgia, the Metro Atlanta region ranked the highest for small business friendliness, followed by Central Georgia.
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