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Thumbtack Releases Eighth Annual Small Business Friendliness Survey

August 6, 2019
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SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug 6, 2019--

Thumbtack, the website and app that finds you local professionals (pros) for any project, today 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.

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Thumbtack surveyed more than 5,000 local small business owners in 49 states and 44 cities to evaluate how well state and local governments support entrepreneurs in starting, operating, and growing a small business. Arkansas, Virginia and Mississippi are among the top states earning an A+ for small business friendliness in 2019. Meanwhile, Austin, Texas, Fort Worth, Texas and Oklahoma City, Okla., are among the top cities earning an A+ for small business friendliness this year. For complete results, please visit our interactive survey visualization: https://www.thumbtack.com/survey.

“Small business owners are active, involved members of their communities and local economies,” said Kellyn Blossom, head of public policy at Thumbtack. “Our survey shows the economic impact of health care, housing, and transportation are top of mind for them. With 96 percent of small business owners planning to vote in the 2020 elections, they could have a big impact on the outcome.”

Key Findings of Small Business Friendliness

In the eighth year of this survey, small business owners revealed several key findings:

Survey Methodology

Between May 8, 2019 and July 1, 2019, Thumbtack surveyed more than 5,000 small business owners from across the U.S. operating across hundreds of categories including electricians, music teachers, wedding planners, and wellness professionals. The survey asked these entrepreneurs about the policies of their states and cities toward small business, as well as the overall level of support in their community. For the survey methodology, please visit: https://www.thumbtack.com/survey.

About Thumbtack

Thumbtack was created to solve a seemingly simple problem: local professionals need customers so they can run and grow their business. Customers need local pros too, but have trouble finding the right ones. In 2008, the Thumbtack founders developed a marketplace bringing the two together. Since then, Thumbtack has helped hundreds of thousands of skilled professionals build successful businesses and helped millions of customers hire the right pros. Thumbtack is headquartered in San Francisco. Learn more at www.thumbtack.com.

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CONTACT: Kendal Pektas

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KEYWORD: CALIFORNIA UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA

INDUSTRY KEYWORD: SOFTWARE MOBILE/WIRELESS INTERNET PROFESSIONAL SERVICES TECHNOLOGY PUBLIC POLICY SMALL BUSINESS HUMAN RESOURCES PUBLIC POLICY/GOVERNMENT

SOURCE: Thumbtack

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