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 Maine received mixed grades overall from state small business owners. However, the state improved in some individual categories from 2012.
Some of the key findings for Maine include:
- Maine small businesses gave the state a 'B+' for its licensing requirements and a 'B-' for its tax code.
- Maine rated favorably for the ease of hiring an employee in the state, earning a 'B+'. However, small business owners felt that starting a new business in Maine was challenging, giving the state a 'D+' in this category.
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