Survey findings and summary

Thumbtack, in partnership with the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, has released Richmond's results from the third annual Thumbtack.com Small Business Friendliness Survey. The study, drawing upon data from over 12,000 small business owners, provides new insights into state and local business environments across the nation.

"After a two-month survey of thousands of small business owners nationwide, Richmond earned high marks across the board as one of the top ten cities for small business," says Jon Lieber, Chief Economist of Thumbtack. "Creating a business climate that is welcoming to small, dynamic businesses is more important than ever, and Richmond improved its overall friendliness grade from B+ last year to an A this year due to the ease of starting a business and the friendliness of its regulations."

Some of the key findings for Richmond include:

A copy of the survey's full methodology and analysis paper is available upon request. Please email Thumbtack's Chief Economist, Jon Lieber, at jon.lieber@thumbtack.com for a copy of the paper and with any questions or comments you might have.

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