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How to set your prices.

1. Do your research. Setting prices can be nuanced work. It all depends on different factors, from cost of materials to market demand. If the prices in your area are a mystery to you, Thumbtack’s pricing data might be helpful. You can... Read more
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Happy National Small Business Week. What are you in it for?

When you own your business, the work never stops. Still, we hope you find a moment to celebrate National Small Business Week beginning next Sunday — to reflect on how far you’ve come and to dream about what comes next. Every single ... Read more
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Creating Something From Nothing

I want to get into photography but have no money, no equipment, and no experience. How do I start? Aspiring photographers will often say that want to take up photography but don’t have the experience or money for equipment. If you want... Read more
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Our 2018 Small Business Friendliness Survey is here!

Check out the results and see what grade your city and state received!   Congrats to the cities with the highest scores: Fort Worth, TX San Antonio, TX Columbus, OH Colorado Springs, CO Jacksonville, FL Nashville, TN And congrats to ... Read more
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Secrets of professional marketers on Thumbtack.

Marketers. They carry a powerful toolkit that few modern companies could do without. We caught up with some of Thumbtack’s smartest Top Pro marketers for tips on winning over customers. Build your profile with your dream customers in ... Read more
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Is it good for business to support charities?

  You can build brand awareness. People like to reward companies that care — but they have to know that you exist first. Charities rely on the media to get the word out about their mission (and their fundraising events). If your small... Read more
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Should you give gifts to your clients?

Give gifts to special customers who don’t waste your time. If you have a regular customer who: Doesn’t pay you on time; Is difficult to work with; Won’t write a review or send referrals your way, Then don’t bother. Reward customers t... Read more
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How to motivate your employees and contractors.

  When you think about hiring and retaining great employees, odds are you’re thinking about one thing: salary. But money isn’t the only thing that motivates people to do their best work. Here are 7 things you can do to motivate your f... Read more
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So you got a bad review.

A negative review can ruin your day. But there’s more you can do than just fume about it. First, take a step back.   Don’t rush to your own defense — even when you’re right. Instead, give yourself some time to process and cool down. ... Read more
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8 gift ideas that make you look really thoughtful.

One minute it’s Black Friday and the next, you’re scrambling to beat the holiday shipping cut off. What’s a busy business owner like yourself to do? To help, we put together a list of our most popular services given as gifts during th... Read more
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