Ohio Gets Solid Marks in Small Business Study

Ohio’s small business environment has improved over the past year, according the 2019 Small Business Friendliness Survey. The annual report card by San Francisco-based Thumbtack considered several factors, including licensing requirements, taxes, and labor and hiring regulations. Ohio received an overall grade of B+, an improvement from its 2018 grade of B. The Buckeye State scored an A+ for its regulations affecting employment, labor, and hiring. However, it received a D in the “ease of hiring” category, reflecting owners’ frustration with Ohio’s ongoing workforce shortage. 9/9/2019