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How Well Do States Support Small Businesses? Recent Survey from Home Care App Thumbtack Reveals Which Cities and States are Most Supportive of Small Businesses

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facebook icon linkedin icon twitter icon pinterest icon email icon New York, NY | September 17, 2021 05:25 PM Eastern Daylight Time

The 2021 Small Business Friendliness Survey results are in from Thumbtack, the only app homeowners need to care for their home. This year, they heard from more than 3,600 small business owners in the home maintenance and construction industries as well as events, lessons, and business services who evaluated federal, state, and local governments on their experiences over the past year and the support they received.

In addition, Thumbtack surveyed over 1,150 Americans to learn about the actions they’ve taken to champion local businesses. Recently, David Steckel, Home Expert at Thumbtack, participated in a nationwide satellite media tour to discuss the survey results and much more.

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Recent Survey from Home Care App Thumbtack Reveals Which Cities and States are Most Supportive of Small Businesses

Cities and states across the U.S. received grades from “A+” to “F” on overall friendliness as well as several other factors including regulations, taxes, training opportunities and more. Here are some of the highlights:

Overall Friendliest States for Small Businesses:

  1. Maine – A+
  2. New Hampshire – A+
  3. North Carolina – A+
  4. Florida – A
  5. Georgia – A-

Overall Friendliest Cities for Small Businesses:

  1. Jacksonville, FL – A+
  2. Salt Lake City, UT – A+
  3. Orlando, FL – A
  4. Baltimore, MD – A
  5. Seattle, WA – A-

Female-Owned State Support Rank:

  1. Maryland – A+
  2. Washington – A+
  3. Massachusetts – A-
  4. Georgia – A-
  5. Virginia – B-

BIPOC-Owned State Support Rank:

  1. Virginia – A+
  2. Florida – A+
  3. Maryland – A+
  4. Georgia – A+
  5. New York – A+


For more survey results and to explore services, visit 

About David Steckel:

David Steckel is a Home Expert at Thumbtack, with 15 years of experience in the home building industry. At Thumbtack, he provides homeowners with the guidance they need to better plan, budget, and complete home maintenance projects. As a licensed general contractor, David has experience in custom home building as well as residential and commercial building maintenance. Prior to his role at Thumbtack, David founded Setter, a subscription-based home maintenance and repair service.

About Thumbtack:

 Thumbtack is a technology leader building the modern home management platform. Through the Thumbtack app, homeowners can effortlessly manage their homes — confidently knowing what to do, when to do it, and who to hire. Bringing the $500 billion home services industry online, Thumbtack empowers millions of homeowners to fix, maintain, and improve their most valuable asset. Hundreds of thousands of local service professionals, from painters and plumbers to photographers and math tutors, use the Thumbtack platform to grow their business each year.

 About YourUpdateTV: 

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