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 Pennsylvania slipped slightly, dropping from a 'C' overall grade in 2012 to a 'D+' this year.
Some of the key findings for Pennsylvania include:
- Pennsylvania struggled in multiple categories, earning a 'D+' for the business-friendliness of its regulatory systems and a 'D+' for its small business training and networking programs.
- Among major cities nationally, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh both earned a 'D+'. In comparison, New York City received a 'C'.
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