Policy Documents

2014 Thumbtack.com Small Business Friendliness Survey

Jon Lieber and Sander Daniels –
June 2, 2014

The 2014 Thumbtack.com Small Business Friendliness Survey finds that owners and operators of small businesses are more bothered by licensing and other regulations than by taxes.

This is an annual nationwide survey that asks owner-operators of small businesses about what it’s like to do business where they live. The survey aims to learn what creates a healthy, vibrant local business environment by asking the owner-operators of small businesses themselves about these issues.

This year the survey used data to grade 38 states and 82 metropolitan regions according to their performance along various metrics.