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Surveyed small businesses give California an F for friendliness

Surveyed small businesses give California an F for friendliness

California gets an F for friendliness to small businesses, one of the worst grades in the country, according to a survey of 12,632 businesses nationwide. The survey was conducted by Thumbtack.com – an online marketplace that connects service providers with consumers and allows then to negotiate work – in conjunction with the nonprofit Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation in Kansas City, Mo. Respondents deemed Utah, Idaho and Texas to be among the friendliest states for small businesses out of 38 states total, while pushing California, Illinois and Rhode Island to the bottom of the rankings. Among the 82 cities included in the final data, Sacramento was voted the worst for small...

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