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 Illinois slipped slightly, dropping from a 'D+' overall grade in 2012 to a 'D' this year.
Some of the key findings for Illinois include:
- Small businesses gave Illinois a 'C' for its regulatory systems and a 'C-' for its small business training and networking programs.
- Among major cities nationwide, Chicago improved its overall performance from 2012, rising to a 'C-' from a 'D'. Additionally, the city's regulatory systems rose from a 'D+' to a 'B-' this year.
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