Minnesota Small Business Friendliness

2012 Thumbtack.com Small Business Survey, in partnership with Kauffman Foundation


After a two-month survey of over 6,000 small business owners nationwide, Thumbtack.com has released new data showing that Minnesota small businesses are the fourth-fastest growing nationwide.

Some of the key findings for Minnesota include:

  • Minnesota small businesses were the nation’s #4 fastest growing. However, the state earned only a B and a #18 ranking nationwide for its overall friendliness towards small business.
  • Surprisingly, male-owned small businesses in Minnesota felt much more comfortable economically than did their female counterparts. Male entrepreneurs were 17% more likely than female entrepreneurs to rate their company’s current financial situation as “good” or “very good”.

Find out more on the http://www.thumbtack.com website.