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 rated Dallas-Fort Worth one of the best places in the country to both start and grow a business. The DFW metro area ranked particularly well for its business-friendly regulations and tax code.
Some of the key findings for Dallas include:
- Dallas-Fort Worth earned an 'A+' for the ease of starting a business there. The DFW metro ranked highly for its business friendly regulations, earning an 'A+' for its labor laws and a pair of 'A' grades for its licensing requirements and zoning regulations.
- In addition to earning an 'A' from small businesses, Texas was home to four of the top ten US cities: Austin (#1), Houston (#3), San Antonio (#5) and Dallas-Ft. Worth (#7). The state also ranked 7th in the nation for the quality of its online business resources.
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