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How Phoenix ranks in US small business 'friendliness' survey

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Posted at 7:46 AM, Aug 27, 2019

Phoenix's small business climate received a mixed bag of grades from a California group that studies startups, but did well enough to finish in the top half of the ranking.

San Francisco-based Thumbtack said the Valley's overall landscape merited a "B-" grade, down from a "B+" in 2018, within its Small Business Friendliness Survey.

The rankings are based on surveys of 5,000-plus small business owners.

Thumbtack quizzed respondents on such categories as licensing requirements, tax regulations and the ease with which they can hire workers.

See the full rankings from the Phoenix Business Journal.