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 businesses gave Rochester mixed marks. Although the city ranked well in several categories, its regulatory environment seems to be holding small businesses back.
Some of the key findings for Rochester include:
- Rochester earned an 'A' for the ease of starting a new business in the city, placing it among the 10 best cities nationwide.
- New York improved its overall grade slightly, rising from a 'D' in 2012 to a 'D+' in this year's study. Although the state struggled overall, it received high marks in several categories, including an 'A-' for its small business training and networking programs.
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