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  • BITBLeah
    Do you send out a follow up for a review to finished jobs?
    One of the best ways I have found to get a review from a client is by directly asking them, don't just think they'll provide you with one! Today, I received my 50th review from a client I had back in September!! I had sent somethin…
    Announcement BITBLeah 53 views 7 comments Most recent by Stephenn
  • Filip_Matic
    Dealing with rejection and how to sell the product
    I'm sure if you're reading this you have gone through many struggles as an entrepreneur. There's no question that we all deal with rejection all the time, and it can definitely take a toll on us as humans. I know when I first start…
    Announcement Filip_Matic 96 views 7 comments Most recent by maria
  • SMishra
    Rankings/Listings
    It's been three weeks and I have received zero targeted leads. I have been checking my rankings daily, and I do not even show up in the list of persons available for the service I offer. As a TopPro for several years, I find this …
    SMishra 11 views 2 comments Most recent by BossPro_Resumes1
  • DustiO
    Upcoming event from US Chamber of Commerce
    I registered for this event and thought some of you might be interested as well. The keynote speakers look pretty cool and the topic sounds really interesting. Here is the event page for more info. It's free and it's virtual! Hope t…
    DustiO 9 views 0 comments Started by DustiO
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  • Eric
    API connections?
    Does anyone know if Thumbtack has connections to other software? We use Jobber for our CRM and it's fantastic but having to manually enter in all my customer data into Jobber every time I get a lead is kinda crappy.
    Eric 70 views 3 comments Most recent by OnesimusLLC
  • Meckell
    How to look like a pro when you’re just getting started:
    Looking professional is key to your company’s growth, especially when you’re just starting out. But things that help your business look legitimate — reviews, customer testimonials, photos of completed projects — are collected over t…
    Meckell 27 views 0 comments Started by Meckell
  • CurlyBartender
    Amazing Business Resource
    Hi ! I just wanted to share one of my absolute favorite online organizing tools. Honeybook ! Honeybook has changed the way I send my clients proposals including contracts, invoices, brochures & so much more. Besides Thumbtack,…
    CurlyBartender 21 views 3 comments Most recent by Danielle_Penn
  • Meckell
    3 tips for female business owners:
    1. Know your worth. “Don’t undersell yourself. People won’t always pick the cheapest quote. Help people see your worth.” - Meghan Aro Negotiating price isn’t easy. Make sure you do the math on your value and costs — and scope out wh…
    Meckell 22 views 0 comments Started by Meckell
  • Meckell
    7 apps to keep your small business organized
    Between accounting, invoicing, marketing, and managing yourself and (if you have them) employees, it’s easy for your small business to take over your life. Luckily, there’s an app for that. Here are a few useful online tools to help…
    Meckell 37 views 0 comments Started by Meckell
  • Meckell
    How do you get reviews?
    Let us know how you get your customer to leave you a review. Be sure to share your best review tips in the comments!
    Poll Meckell 20 views 0 comments Started by Meckell
  • DustiO
    Are you interested in teaching a virtual workshop in our Community?
    We are always looking for ways to help facilitate connection and foster growth within the Community. Virtual workshops are a great way to do that. If you have any ideas for workshops you'd like to attend, or if you'd like to teach …
    Poll DustiO 63 views 3 comments Most recent by MalenasMusicMore
  • Meckell
    Working from home? Here are a few productivity hacks:
    There are a lot of perks to working from home: freedom, flexible hours, and the time and money you save on the commute. But it also comes with challenges, like getting distracted and staying motivated, or on the other side of the sp…
    Meckell 8 views 0 comments Started by Meckell
  • Meckell
    5 small business marketing strategies
    Marketing is key to building a brand and finding customers — but with so many marketing channels out there, it can be difficult for small business owners to know which to choose. Here’s where to start. 1. Pick a business name that’s…
    Meckell 27 views 1 comment Most recent by patrykkg
  • Qbish
    Social Media Management
    I use an online management tool that helps me in managing my different social medias. From scheduled posting to responding to messages and everything in between. It's called Content Studio and has changed the game for me. Even if yo…
    Qbish 28 views 4 comments Most recent by patrykkg
  • DustiO
    [FOLLOW UP POLL] How would you prefer to learn more about marketing your business?
    As we look at ways to help support you growing your businesses on Thumbtack and beyond, we are wondering - How would you want to learn more about marketing your business? You gave us some great answers here in this poll, and we want…
    Poll DustiO 14 views 2 comments Most recent by patrykkg
  • DustiO
    What marketing support would benefit your business most?
    The Community team at Thumbtack is always thinking of ways to add value to your experiences here. What kinds of marketing support would you find most beneficial to your businesses? If your answer is "other", please comment…
    Poll DustiO 29 views 12 comments Most recent by DustiO
  • Meckell
    14 free tools every small business can use
    Starting and managing a business is expensive. Odds are you’re on a tight schedule and an even tighter budget. Luckily there are a lot of resources, websites and apps that can help you run your small business more efficiently. Here …
    Meckell 66 views 5 comments Most recent by patrykkg
  • Aden
    Overcoming difficult periods as a small business owner.
    Hi everyone, As a small business owner I've found this past year to be extremely challenging. What are some challenges you have faced, and more importantly, how have you overcome these challenges? Me first - I have a dog training b…
    Aden 51 views 5 comments Most recent by ycc
  • Meckell
    Now is the time to sign up for health insurance
    If you - or someone you know - needs health insurance, the time to act is now:  Visit HealthCare.gov today to enroll in coverage for 2021.  Coverage could be cheaper than you think. Most people signing up for coverage on HealthCare.…
    Meckell 14 views 1 comment Most recent by perrysto
  • Meckell
    Understanding your healthcare options
    Navigating options for purchasing insurance for yourself or your business can be complicated. Get started by understanding the different types of coverage for you, your family and your business here: Understanding your healthcare op…
    Meckell 1.4K views 0 comments Started by Meckell