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 Washington improved its overall small business friendliness grade, moving from a 'C-' in 2012 to a 'B-' this year.
Some of the key findings for Washington include:
- Washington earned an 'A-' for the ease of starting a business in the state and a 'B' grade for its training and networking programs. The state also ranked well for its online resources.
- Among major cities ranked nationwide, Seattle ('B-') out-performed Tacoma ('C-') overall.
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