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 Massachusetts improved its overall grade slightly, rising from a 'D' in 2012 to a 'C-' in this year's study.
Some of the key findings for Massachusetts include:
- Massachusetts moved up the rankings in almost every category, although it still received a 'C-' for the business-friendliness of its regulatory systems.
- The state earned a 'B' grade for its small business training and networking programs and also ranked among the easiest states for obtaining and keeping health insurance.
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