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 small business owners ranked Charlotte among the top cities in America for starting a new business, giving the city an 'A-'.
Some of the key findings for Charlotte include:
- Although Charlotte ranked well in several categories, it continued to struggle somewhat with its regulations. For the second year in a row, small business gave the city a 'C+' for its regulatory systems overall.
- North Carolina ranked as the most improved state, moving from a 'C+' in 2012 to a 'B+' in this year's study.
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