Thumbtack, the website and app that finds you local professionals (pros) for any project, announced the results of its 2019 Small Business Friendliness Survey, ranking the best or worst cities and states in the country based on factors including licensing requirements, tax regulations, and labor and hiring regulations. This is the largest continuous study of small business perceptions of local government policy in the U.S.
Texas was ranked as one of the best states for Small Business, with an A for "Small Business Friendliness", maintaining its position from last year!
The Thumbtack Small Business Friendliness Survey is an annual, nationwide survey that asks owner-operators of small businesses about the policy environment where they operate. The survey aims to learn what governments can do to create a healthy, vibrant local business environment by asking the owner-operators of small businesses themselves about these issues. This year they use the survey data to grade 49 states and 44 metropolitan regions according to their performance along nine metrics. This is the largest survey of its kind; so far as we know, Thumbtack is the only organization in the United States that has had the necessary access and motivation to produce such a large-scale survey of small businesses themselves over the course of years.
This is the eighth annual release of the survey, which was originally developed with experts from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.
Learn more in the Thumbtack website.