Thumbtack.com has published the results of their latest small businesses survey for 2013. They conduct a survey of questions directly with business owners across the nation and categorize the results by state and by cities. The questions cover a broad range of topics.
1. Overall small business friendliness
2. Ease of starting a small business
3. Ease of hiring a new employee
4. Overall regulatory friendliness
5. Friendliness of health and safety regulations
6. Friendliness of employment, labor, ...