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 awarded Houston an 'A+' for overall small business friendliness. Houston was also ranked among the easiest cities for starting a new business.
Some of the key findings for Houston include:
- In addition to its overall 'A+', Houston earned an 'A' for its employment and labor rules. The city also received a pair of 'A+' grades for its business-friendly health and safety regulations and zoning requirements. Houston earned a 'B+' for its training and networking programs for small businesses.
- 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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