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Community Regular
Why did you start your business? I started my business because it was something I wanted to do for awhile. What do you love most about what you do? I love the smiles that come over a customers' face knowing that their home is clean.
Community Newcomer

Why'd I start?
because I was laid off from my startup working in data science and was sick and tired of seeing poorly done profile photos! Down with the poorly lit / cropped / blurry headshot!


What keeps me going?
I love meeting new people and getting to know my clients. I've now expanded from portraits to conferences and corporate events. I love being on my feet, creating, and capturing the energy of the events I shoot! 

I love my job as a photographer! 🙂

Community Newcomer
Thank you for being a huge part of the growth of our business. It has been a great pleasure to work with you. We started this company with the idea of keeping our community clean and also to make getting rid of junk affordable. Also, we did some remodeling to our own home and found that these contractors are charging an arm and a leg to do demo work so now we offer an affordable rate with quality work. We understand that no one likes forking out thousands of dollars to junk old furniture, household items, old cabinets, carpet, flooring or even to break up concrete or remove dirt. We make that easy and affordable for them and with an above and beyond cleanup. There are hundreds of businesses just like ours so we are blessed to be at the top of our game. Thanks Thumbtack, we really appreciate it.
Community Regular
After a long term chronic illness from ages 17-22, I found I had a passion for helping people. I started the process of creating a business out of something I was already passionate about; providing intuitive readings, palmistry, and alternative healing therapies to those who needed a fresh perspective, guidance, personal coaching, and to those that weren't finding success through traditional avenues of healing.

Since then, I have gone from dying young person to small business owner, passionate about my work and involved in my community. Thumbtack was one of the first ways I connected with people from across the US to grow my business, and many of my first Thumbtack clients are still with me to this day.

- Yale (Relevant Readings of Indianapolis, Indiana currently serving the US and world community)
www.relevantreadings.com
Community Regular
I started my business after working for people who couldn't do simple math,these individuals were spoon-fed their starts by wealthy parents, I grew up with 3 brothers and knew I had to work for everything in life.I started slow and small, re-investing in my business whenever possible.I now have been using Thumbtack for 3 years.I now have repeat customers and all the tools and equipment I need to help me succeed in business, Last year I was diagnosed with stage 3 cancer , and I have stayed busy and have worked through the process of beating this disease. I am fortunate to have started my business when I did,And I thank the folks at Thumbtack for the exposure.-Mark
Community Newcomer
Klean N Klear was started because of our sincere interest of safety within the community. Dryer fires are a serious matter and most individual are not aware that prevention is the key. When we get satisfied customers who appreciate not only the dryer vent cleaning service we provide but the safety education we give, it's what puts a smile on our technicians faces. We love preventing dryer fires!
Community Manager
Community Manager

Welcome to the Community, we're happy to have you!

Community Newcomer

Hi and I'm certain that I have been part of the Thumbtack community since it began (unless I'm misunderstanding what it is).  I've been tutoring for 18 years and only recently, because of Thumbtack, have I been able to leave my full time job as a professor in a university to do tutoring full time.  It is truly a joy.

  • Why did you start your business? I have always been in my own business and the reason is that I don't like people telling me what to do.  If I want to sit around and do nothing (which I almost never do) I don't want some boss coming around telling me that I should be working.
  • What do you love most about what you do? I love that people are  helped in their lives, especially their schoolwork, because I have a way of making them see things that they didn't see by themselves.  

Enjoy your day.

G. Douglas Lunsford, PhD 813-924-3853

Community Newcomer

Thank you for the introduction Lydia! My destire to teach yoga arose from seeing my colleagues slouched at computers for hours. They had various aches and pains and we were also so stressed out. Yoga and/or meditation one-on-one, in a class or at your office can help reduce the aches in our minds and bodies. My goal is to make it attainable for nearly any body type or ability level. 

Community Regular
You are an inspiration! That’s incredible that you were able to still work and make a living even while fighting cancer.
I’m sorry it was in your path, however, it sounds as if you will never be defeated hahaha
Community Regular
New Orleans dog trainer, dog rehabilitater, behavior specialist, “dog interpreter”, and a lot of other “dog” services haha
- Why did you start your business?
- - - > The honest answer is I needed an outlet so I could escape from my ex husband and dogs always made me happy. Never knew how to get started in the business and get the contacts to grow as I needed.
- What do you love most about what you do?
- - - > Working with dogs as well as spreading knowledge about being a dog owner. Education is power! When the owner is less stressed and understands their dog, the dog becomes more confident and starts to understand what is expected of them. To see the process is amazing!
Community Regular
Thanks for your kind words, I wish you health and happiness-Mark
Community Regular

Thank you! This is a bit late but here goes.

So why I started tutoring? After months of helping a close friend prepare for math entry exams over social media I was told that I made a pretty good math teacher, so I decided to try my hand at tutoring since I could make the time. I would be lying if I said this wasn't one of my best decisions yet; I've discovered a very fulfiling passion I never would've thought I had, and my worldview has expanded significantly after interacting with incredible people from all walks of life.

What I love the most? Perhaps the greatest feeling/discovery of all is the one that happens when another student not only starts to move beyond their school curriculum, but also reaches a point of clarity where they can really start to learn new material on their own, and begin their journey as an independent learner.