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 Hawaii struggled in this year's rankings, although the state did rank well in some areas.
Some of the key findings for Hawaii include:
- Hawaii repeated its performance from 2012, again earning an 'F' for its overall friendliness towards small business. The state's regulations also ranked among the nation's most challenging for business owners.
- The state did perform well in one important category. Hawaii ranked among the very best states for obtaining and keeping health insurance.
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