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Florida gets “B-” for business friendliness, new survey says

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According to a survey of small business owners put out by consumer service website Thumbtack.com, Florida’s overall “business friendliness” gets a B- for 2015, putting it in 21st place among the 36 states rated in the survey. Released Tuesday, the Small Business Friendliness Survey compiled survey responses from small business owners who use Thumbtack services in 95 cities across the country, giving an in-depth look at how the owners see state and local business environments. Florida data is based on…

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Jeb Bush big reveal: He is an Apple fan

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Jeb Bush just made his biggest reveal yet on the campaign trail: he is a fan of Apple. Facing a combative election season, the Republican presidential candidate loosened up – just a bit – to list his favored technology in a new YouTube video. Bush is clearly making an effort to attract support among tech nerds. For example, last week he visited Thumbtack, the Silicon Valley startup that provides consumer services. The 46-second clip exposes Bush to be an Apple…

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Jeb Bush takes Uber to San Francisco startup

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Presidential contender Jeb Bush used the ride-sharing service Uber to arrive Thursday at a startup where he was expected to talk up the benefits of small business and entrepreneurship as part of a fundraising swing through the San Francisco Bay Area. Bush pulled up at Thumbtack headquarters in the front seat of a black Toyota Camry being driven for Uber. Uber connects travelers with various cars through its smartphone app. Uber drivers are independent contractors, not employees, so they aren’t…

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Florida small business confidence slows in June, new report says

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For the third month in a row, Florida small business owners are taking a fairly cautious view of the U.S. economy, according to a new report from consumer service provider Thumbtack. However, reported sentiment over both current and future economic conditions remains higher than one year ago. On Tuesday, Thumbtack.com released the third installment of its Small Business Sentiment Survey, a monthly assessment of more than 10,000 U.S. independent businesses. The report includes more than 1,000 responses from Florida. Launched in 2009, Thumbtack is a consumer service…

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