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 Wisconsin improved from a 'C+' overall grade in last year's ranking to a 'B' in 2013.
Some of the key findings for Wisconsin include:
- The state ranked among the 10 easiest states for establishing a new business.
- Among the major cities ranked nationwide, Madison earned a 'B' and Milwaukee received a 'C+' for overall small business friendliness.
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