MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee’s small business owners gave
Wisconsin a C+ for friendliness, according to a survey by
Thumbtack.com and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.
Milwaukee-area business owners also gave the state a C for ease of
starting a business, as well as a C- for ease of hiring, according
to the survey that asked small business owners in Milwaukee to rate
the state on its small business support.
The survey included 12,000 small business owners from around the
The state’s tax code and licensing were both given a C, while
overall regulations received a B-. On a positive note, the state’s
environmental regulations received a B+, its health and safety
regulations earned an A+, and its training and networking programs
were given an A, according to the survey.