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 Detroit received higher marks in almost every category compared to 2012's results. However, the city still struggled in some areas.
Some of the key findings for Detroit include:
- Detroit earned an 'A-' for its small business training and networking programs and a pair 'B' grades for its licensing requirements and labor regulations. However, it also received a 'D+' for the ease of starting a new business in the city.
- Michigan's performance was almost identical that of 2012, again earning a 'D' for overall small business-friendliness.
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