Survey: Tennessee small business friendly

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Small business owners gave Tennessee good marks for supporting
small businesses in a new national survey.

Tennessee earned a B+ in the “Small Business Friendliness
Survey” released Tuesday by Thumbtack.com, a website that offers to connect
consumers and businesses.

“Tennessee ranked among the top states for its support of
small businesses,” Sander Daniels, co-founder of Thumbtack.com said in a news
release. “Our research points to the importance of clear and consistent
regulations in creating a friendly environment for entrepreneurs, and this is
exactly what Tennessee delivers.”


Tennessee earned the highest marks for its business-friendly
labor laws and the ease of hiring workers.

Tennessee also ranked in the Top 10 for starting a business
and was ranked fifth best for online resources for new businesses.

The top ranked states were Utah, Alabama, New Hampshire,
Idaho, and Texas.

Thumbtack.com, which produced the survey in partnership with
the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, surveyed 7,766 small businesses across
the country.

Participants in the second annual survey were asked things
such as:  “In general, how would you
rate your state’s support of small business owners?” and “Would you discourage
or encourage someone from starting a new business where you live?”

Click here for the full Thumbtack.com survey.

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