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If you find yourself tagged in this post that means you’ve joined the Community over the last few weeks and we want to tell you Welcome! The Community is your space to connect with other pros, share tips, and toss around ideas. If you haven’t already, be sure to check out our Community Code of Conduct and browse around recent threads to familiarize yourself with the Community.

We also have an exciting contest going on for all pros in the Community. Learn more and participate here for a chance to win $100 in Thumbtack credit. 

Reply below and introduce yourself to the rest of the Community. We’re happy you’re here!

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We’re excited to announce the Top Pro Class of January 2020, and to celebrate this important accomplishment as a community!

Top Pros, please introduce yourself by replying to this thread with the name of your business, where you're based, and your #1 tip for becoming a Top Pro, so that other pros can learn from your success. 

Whether it's your first time in the Pro Community or if you've been here for awhile, we want to let you know that we've got big plans for 2020: 

We’re hosting VIP dinners in select cities to bring together Top Pros, key members of local communities, and Thumbtack leadership. Keep an eye out for an email invite to see if we’re coming to a city near you.

We’re also revamping our online community to build more opportunities for pro-to-pro learning and connection, so be sure to check back in for updates as we get closer to March.

Congratulations again and welcome to the Thumbtack Pro Community!

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Hi pros, 

We had a chance to review the survey results from November and want to share what we learned as well as some next steps for 2020:

   - You largely come for connection, networking, and camaraderie. We loved seeing this because a main focus of the Pro Community is to connect pros to each other. 

   - You want to connect with more Thumbtack employees. The survey highlighted that product information is a key motivating factor for being a part of the Pro Community and also something pros would like to see more of. This will be a priority in 2020.

   - Feedback is a point of contention. Our team is working towards improvements for gathering your feedback, creating visibility, and making it actionable for our product team. We have some ideas in development so stay tuned.

   - A divide exists Community. Simply put, the relationship between our team and pros in the community can be improved. This is an area we want and need to get better in, and one way we’re planning to do that is to be more straightforward and upfront in how we communicate. We’re committed to doing our part and we hope our actions will demonstrate our commitment to getting this right.

We’re in the midst of making some pretty big changes to the Pro Community. We’ve talked with many pros about what they want to see more of and we’re confident that the changes will be for the better. We're creating geography based boards, some industry specific boards, and more space for collaboration and networking opportunities. We are also going to be recruiting for online counterparts to TackMasters to help you get the most out of Thumbtack and maximize your business acumen. 

Thank you to those of you who took the time to complete the survey. We're excited to continue building the Pro Community with you.

Drew and the Pro Community Team

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Hi pros, 

We recently conducted a pilot of our first Top Pro webinar, and we’ve received a lot of requests for a summary of what we discussed, so we’re posting some details from the presentation along with the themes that came up during the event.

Highlights

  • the deadline to qualify for January’s Top Pro class is midnight (in your local time zone, December 31, 2019)
  • need to see if you’re meeting the requirements? Use the Top Pro Insights feature to get real-time data.

Themes

We had several themes emerge during the session, including:

  • the advantages of becoming a Top Pro
  • how to meet the new Top Pro requirements such as the background check
  • how the 4-hour response time works. (Response rate now measures responses to direct leads within 4 business hours, meaning 8am to 8pm in your local time zone, 7 days a week.)

We’re excited to share more details about the future of Thumbtack and our Top Pro program in the new year. Until then, happy holidays!

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Community Manager

Last night we experienced a Thumbtack first - a coast-to-coast holiday party. We had TackMasters in 10 different cities across the country, hosting parties for pros in their area. We all joined together (with our Salt Lake City and San Francisco offices) for a shared moment - to raise our glasses and celebrate our pros.

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It was incredible to see all of these faces. A special thanks to @perrysto@Penn-The-Moment@CapitalDeeJays@vaughn@ralphann@MicMell@Stat@GSAccounting@Ksphoto, and Patryk G for organizing and hosting. We left this night feeling truly inspired. 

Happy holidays to each of our pros! Thank you for your partnership, and here's to an amazing 2020!

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2019 has been quite a year for pros on Thumbtack. We introduced new product features for pros, like Price Assurance. Thumbtack employees connected in person with hundreds of pros at events from Atlanta to Los Angeles. And millions of customers brought their projects to Thumbtack. 

As we wind down the year, we’re excited to bring the first ever Year-End Pro Town Hall with Marco (Thumbtack’s CEO) to the Pro Community. Earlier this month, Marco asked you to submit your questions for our first ever Pro Town Hall. We received over 300 submissions, with topics ranging from leads and advertising plans to why background checks are important. And of course, we recorded the answers.

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Community Manager

If you’re tagged in this post, that means you’ve joined the Community over the last couple of weeks. Welcome! The Community is a great place for you to share your inspiration, share any tips, connect with other pros, and connect with us. Be sure to look over our Community Code of Conduct and visit this post to learn more about how to use the Community. 

Reply below and introduce yourself to the rest of the Community. We’re happy you’re here!

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Hi pros,

We’re making some big changes to the Pro Community, but before we do, we want to hear from you! What do you like? What do you not like? What do you want us to make include in the next version of the Pro Community?

We’re committed to building a community together and to do that we need your (anonymous) voice and input. Join the conversation here.

Thanks and let me know if you have any questions,

Drew

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Community Manager
Community Manager

If you’re tagged in this post, that means you’ve joined the Community over the last couple of weeks. Welcome! The Community is a great place for you to share your inspiration, share any tips, connect with other pros, and connect with us. Be sure to look over our Community Code of Conduct and visit this post to learn more about how to use the Community. 

Reply below and introduce yourself to the rest of the Community. We’re happy you’re here! 

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Community Manager

If you’re tagged in this post, that means you’ve joined the Community over the last couple of weeks. Welcome! The Community is a great place for you to share your inspiration, share any tips, connect with other pros, and connect with us. Be sure to look over our Community Code of Conduct and visit this post to learn more about how to use the Community. 

Do you want a chance to win $100 in Thumbtack credit? We have a contest available to all pros in the Community! Learn more and participate here.

Reply below and introduce yourself to the rest of the Community. We’re happy you’re here!

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Hi All,

 

I wanted to take a few minutes to share about the TackMaster event I was able to host in Pittsburgh last Tuesday.

We had about 13 Thumbtack pros who came to Stuff'd Pierogi Bar get to know each other better, discuss their businesses, and eat pierogies (a Pittsburgh food staple).  No one wanted to leave!  The event was scheduled to end at 9, but most people were still there around 9:30 or later.

 

I had a set agenda scheduled, but quickly abandoned it because everyone was getting along so well I didn't want to interrupt the conversations.  We did take a few minutes for everyone to have a chance to introduce themselves and their company to the groups.  I know I left with a few people I will meet with individually again as well as a few new potential clients.

If you ever get invited to a TackMaster Meet Up, I strongly encourage you to attend.  It will be worth your time and help grow your business!IMG_2338.JPEGIMG_2339.JPEGIMG_2340.JPEGIMG_2341.JPEG

 

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Community Manager
Community Manager

If you’re tagged in this post, that means you’ve joined the Community over the last couple of weeks. Welcome! The Community is a great place for you to share your inspiration, share any tips, connect with other pros, and connect with us. Check out this post to learn more about the Community and how to get started engaging in conversations. From there, check out these recent posts:

From Saigon to the American Dream
OCTOBER IS ADHD AWARENESS MONTH! (SHARE YOUR ADHD STORY HERE!)
Introducing our communities to yours
Resource of the week: customer phone numbers

Feel free to browse around current conversations and start one of your own if you’d like. 

Reply below and introduce yourself to the rest of the Community. We’re happy you’re here! 

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It’s National Boss’s Day! --- a day that’s pretty interesting when you look at it through the lens of a Thumbtack pro. Many of you are your own boss, or you’re working that side hustle along with your regular job. Because you’ve taken that leap, and because you’re so boss, we think you should celebrate! You call the shots, you set your own schedule, and you know what’s best for you and your business.

Take a moment to celebrate yourself and your success
With today in mind, we wanted to remind you to look at just how far you’ve come. Take a moment to zoom out from the particulars of your day and appreciate the big picture that you’ve created for yourselves. Give yourself that pat on the back and reward yourself in some small or even big way!

Recognize a favorite boss or mentor that you’ve had
Maybe you also had a previous boss or mentor that were a huge help to you when you first started. Or you have someone that’s continuously been at your side and helping you fulfill that #selfmade dream as an independent business owner. You could reach out in some way and thank them again for the amazing influence they’ve had on you.

Tell us about being your own boss
What are your favorite parts of being your own boss? Are there any benefits or perks that surprised you?

On the flip side, what are some of the biggest challenges that you’ve encountered or consistently run into that maybe you did or didn’t anticipate? How do you go about working through them?

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Hi pros,

We couldn't wait any longer to give you the news: we’re making some changes and taking the Pro Community to the next level!

We’ve grown to 20,000 members (and counting) over the last 18 months and we’re excited to celebrate this milestone by introducing a new, clear mission for our community:

The Thumbtack Pro Community is where the partnership between Thumbtack and pros comes to life, networking opportunities occur, and potential is unlocked on Thumbtack and beyond.

In addition to new discussions boards that align with this mission, you can also expect a refreshed look and feel to the community.

Lastly, Thumbtack is a dynamic marketplace that is constantly evolving. We will always be happy to offer pointers, clarifications, and the most up-to-date product announcements to help you be more successful. But for technical questions about how Thumbtack works and exact product or pricing details, moderators’ first response will now be to refer you to Thumbtack Help, Pro Resources, or our support team. 

The reason is simple: we have thorough education toolkits that are designed to get you the answers you’re looking for regardless of day or time. The Pro Community is your place for the latest Thumbtack updates, but should also be understood as a snapshot in time. 

Our best guess is that the new changes will go live in the next month or two and we’re looking forward to sharing more as our timeline gets finalized.

Stay tuned,

Drew

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It was great meeting so many of you amazing pros at our DC event a few weeks ago. A huge thank you to those of you who made it! It was an evening filled with connecting, inspirational stories, and so much more.

DC p
ros who made it to the event, what did you think? What was your favorite part of the night?


Check out the pictures below to see what our events are like!


Let's eatLet's eatTalking about how ways we can improve at our feedback wallTalking about how ways we can improve at our feedback wallOur staff loved meeting you allOur staff loved meeting you allThe murals in The Culture House were mesmerizingThe murals in The Culture House were mesmerizingA demo on targetingA demo on targetingGreat food catered by a pro in the areaGreat food catered by a pro in the areaDiscussing how important travel settings areDiscussing how important travel settings areThanks for "joining us"Thanks for "joining us"Networking and pro connection is what we love to see!Networking and pro connection is what we love to see!

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Community Manager
Community Manager

If you’re tagged in this post, that means you’ve joined the Community over the last couple of weeks. Welcome to you all! The Community is a great place for you to share your inspiration, share your tips, connect with other pros, and connect with us. Be sure to check out this post to learn more about the Community and how to get started engaging in conversations. From there, I recommend checking out these recent posts: 

Thumbtack Research: What customers care about (video)
Resource of the week: Why lead costs vary
Thumbtack has teamed up with Nextdoor!

Feel free to browse around current conversations and start one of your own if you’d like. 

We’re so happy you’re here! Reply below and introduce yourself to the rest of the Community.

 

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September 29th is World Heart Day! Those of you who may not know, World Heart Day was created to bring awareness of cardiovascular diseases and more education around impact and prevention. Heart disease is something that runs in my family (as it does in a lot of families) so focusing on a healthy lifestyle is a top priority of mine. Doing simple things like cooking healthy meals at home or making sure you get out and exercise can really go a long way. However, it can get hard with a busy schedule. With being business owners, I can imagine your schedules are busy as ever. What are some things you do to prioritize a healthy lifestyle? What challenges do you face?

You can learn more about World Heart Day here. If you have any tips to share on how to live a more heart-healthy life, reply below!

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Community Manager

If you’re tagged in this post, that means you’ve joined the Community over the last couple of weeks. Welcome to you all! The Community is a great place for you to share your inspiration, share your tips, connect with other pros, and connect with us. Be sure to check out this post to learn more about the Community and how to get started engaging in conversations. From there, I recommend checking out these recent posts: 

Contest Alert! Win $100 in Thumbtack credit!
Resource of the week: Trust and Safety
Circling back to self-care.

Feel free to browse around current conversations and start one of your own if you’d like. 

We’re so happy you’re here! Reply below and introduce yourself to the rest of the Community 🙂

 

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It was great meeting so many amazing pros at our Boston event a few weeks ago. A huge thank you to those of you who made it! It was an evening filled with connecting, inspirational stories, and so much more. Boston pros who made it to the event, what did you think? What was your favorite part of the night?

Check out the pictures below to see what our events are all about!


food, drinks, and COOKIESfood, drinks, and COOKIES

 

One of the highlights for our employees is meeting you awesome pros!One of the highlights for our employees is meeting you awesome pros!

 

Loved seeing pros connect with one another!Loved seeing pros connect with one another!

 

Ready for a night of connecting with other pros and the Thumbtack team!Ready for a night of connecting with other pros and the Thumbtack team!

 

Yes, pros got some new Thumbtack swag!Yes, pros got some new Thumbtack swag!

 

More connecting!More connecting!

 

A full house!A full house!

 

An awesome presentation by an even more awesome Top Pro.An awesome presentation by an even more awesome Top Pro.

 

You're amazing, Boston!You're amazing, Boston!

 

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Community Manager

As many of you know, we rolled out our TackMaster program earlier this year. 

TackMasters are a panel of outstanding pros who act as our ambassadors on the ground. They’re building community for local pros in their area by hosting meet-ups where pros can swap business tips, grow referral networks and make new friends.

While they are helping to build in-person Thumbtack communities across the country, they are also leaders in our online community. 

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We figured it was about time we recognized them! We've added a badge next to each of our TackMasters in this forum. If you see it, feel free to comment - ask them about their local communities, listen to their incredible stories of meeting and connecting with other Thumbtack pros, or ask their advice (they are truly product experts)!

And if you'd like to learn more about becoming a TackMaster yourselfapply here or send me a private message at @DustiO.

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Community Manager

Back in May, I wrote a post about Mental Health Awareness Month. I talked about the importance of self-care and how it helps me when life begins to get hectic. Since then, I’ve tried to make self-care an even higher priority. It’s made all the difference for me! Life gets busy, and for me personally, fall always seems to be the busiest time of year. During this busy time, I’m making it a goal to continue to practice self-care as it’s something that helps me tremendously. Here are a few things I’ve been doing:

  • Meditation. I have a hard time shutting my brain off so meditation has become a huge challenge for me. I’ve always enjoyed meditating, however, it’s taken a lot of time to do it correctly in order to see the benefits. What’s helped me is truly making it a priority. I schedule in 15 minutes each day to step away from all of the stress and just breathe. By doing that, I’ve found that I am more focused, aware, and have more energy.

  • Journal writing. Last month, I had a woman tell me “Journal writing is the best form of self-care anyone can do.” After I sat there and thought about it for a minute, I realized that she was absolutely right! You can get out whatever you’re thinking on a sheet of paper wherever you are and whenever you want. Are you stressed? Write about it. Are you overwhelmed? Write about it. Something about getting your thoughts down on paper really is so relieving. Something I’ve found helpful is always having a journal with or near me. That way, it’s accessible whenever I need it.

  • Making time for the things I enjoy. We all have those things that we love to do, but we don’t have time for it anymore. I caught myself saying that pretty often and one day I had a thought in my head that screamed, “make time!” I wasn’t prioritizing myself and the things that I enjoy the most. That being said, I made it a priority to do something that I enjoyed once a week. If I only have time for one hour, I just do something for an hour. If I have time to take a whole day to myself, I plan a day full of all of my favorite things. 

I would love to hear from you guys!  A lot of you have very hectic schedules, which can be stressful. What have you noticed that you struggle with and what do you do to take care of it? Do you make time to practice self-care? If so, what are some of your favorite forms? What advice do you have for other pros who may be struggling to find time for self-care?

@ramiehaas de-stressing is an area that you excel in! Do you have any tips for other pros on how they can incorporate this into their workday?

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We have so many incredible pros in the DMV area, so after terrific community events in Boston, Chicago, Miami, Philly, and SF, we’re headed to DC next! This is a special opportunity to celebrate our pros and provide extra in-person support to help you build and grow your business on Thumbtack.

Thumbtack invites you to an exclusive pro event on Thursday, September 19th from 6:30-9:00PM at Culture House DC (700 Delaware Ave SW, Washington, DC 20024). 

  • Learn helpful tips for growing your business on Thumbtack
  • Gain early access to new features and exclusive promos
  • Meet our team and share your questions and feedback
  • Connect with an incredible community of other pros in your area
  • Get a professional headshot to make your profile top-notch

Plus, it’s all totally *free* and appetizers and drinks will be served. 

Interested? RSVP now (required if you plan to attend)! 

We’re so excited to be hosting our first big pro event in the area and can’t wait for you to join us. See you in DC!

-Thumbtack Pro Community

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If you find yourself tagged in this post, that means that you’ve joined the Community within the last few weeks and we want to tell you Welcome! To those of you who have already started engaging in conversations, thank you! If you haven’t posted yet, no worries. Start by checking out this post to learn more about the Community and how to get started engaging in conversations. 

The Community is a great place for you to share your inspiration, connect with other pros, and connect with us. Feel free to browse around current conversations and start a new one of your own if you’d like.

We’re happy you’re all here! Reply below and introduce yourself to the rest of the Community 🙂

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We have so many incredible pros in the Boston area - and we want to celebrate you!

Thumbtack invites you to an exclusive event on Wednesday, August 28th from 6:30-9:00PM

  • Network with other pros in your area 
  • Meet members of the Thumbtack team
  • Get a new professional headshot
  • Check out product highlights  
  • Learn tips and tricks to build your business and succeed on Thumbtack

We’ll have an open bar, appetizers and tons of Thumbtack swag. And this one’s on us - that’s right, it’s entirely free!

Interested? RSVP Required

We look forward to meeting you!

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Happy Wednesday everyone!

If you find yourself tagged in this post, that means that you’ve joined the Community within the last couple of weeks and we want to tell you Welcome! I’d like to extend a huge thank you to pros who have already started engaging in conversations. Engagement from all of you awesome pros is truly what brings the Community to life! Those of you who haven’t posted yet, no worries! Start by checking out this post to learn more about the Community and how to get started engaging in conversations. 

The Community is a great place for you to share your inspiration, connect with other pros, and connect with us. Feel free to browse around current conversations and start a new one of your own if you’d like. 

Reply below and introduce yourself to the rest of the Community. We’re happy you’re here 🙂 

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Happy Hump Day everyone!

If you find yourself tagged in this post, that means that you’ve joined the Community within the last couple of weeks and we want to tell you Welcome! Be sure to check out this post here to learn more about the Community and how to get started posting. A huge thank you to those of you who have already started engaging in conversations, keep it up!

The Community is a great place for you to share your inspiration, connect with other pros, and connect with us. Feel free to browse around current conversations and start a new one of your own if you’d like. 

Reply below and introduce yourself to the rest of the Community. We’re happy you’re here 🙂

 

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Hi everyone! 

If you’re tagged in this post that means that you’ve joined the Community in the last few weeks. Welcome to you all! Some of you have already started engaging in conversations which is awesome! Engagement from pros like yourself is what truly brings the Community to life so keep it up! 

We have this great post that will help you learn more about the Community and how to get started posting. If you want to hear some inspiring stories from pros like yourself, be sure to check out this board!

Do you want a chance to earn $100 in Thumbtack credit? We have a fun contest available to all pros in the Community! Learn more and participate here!

Browse around, introduce yourself and engage with one another. We’re so happy to have you all here in the Community! 

@11018 @1988franger @1maxbovin9 @2COOL @32Productions @4sroof @4th @9thisland @abclegaldocs @abhijithrsagar @abhisunn @Absoluteshine @acflores @AcquaNita @ACServices19 @AdamL @AdamM @Adfelton @agata2019 @agrandson @ahall9467 @AiliffA @AJ_Locksmith @Aji10 @Akisis @alacarte @albennett @aletikreddy @Alex1 @Alexismeletia @alexlara22 @AmandaH @Americanveteran @Amit @AmmanOly @amyJ @Andersen_Moving @AndreaCurtis @andrem1990 @AngelMarquise @AngiesWay2Day @Anlmarti0718 @AnnaLee2018 @Annette @anotherday @AnthonyB @AP_LMT @APMnotary @APphotography @ArborJack @aromea @Arqujo @art89 @asdfasdfasdf @asdfasdfasdfads @ashlaigha333 @Ashleytu @Athenagalgiani @AugustPOPS @avdesignmedia @awesomegod52 @Awickedwand @AyaSafiya @B-Shoot @Bandit1066 @bauti0202 @BBBeauty @Beamer1972 @belavista @benboisclair @bestaudioguy @betst @BeyondBex @bianka_acost @BKM @Bksimpkins @BlashStudios @BNM @Bobbie-Novak @Bobo @bodaciouscones @BorysPawlowski @BoV @BrendaBravo @BrendaG @BrittanyFoti @brjeppsen @BruceSiler @bwjones44 @byondmedia @Calimover @Capstonehandy @caseyjean @Cassiendee @Cat08Kat06 @catholicgirl @Caz2019 @CEBPlumbing @Cedric @chantellestudio

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Hi Pros,

 

We wanted to make sure you heard the news directly from us. Today, we’re pleased to announce that we’ve raised $150 million in additional funding! 

 

While we appreciate the vote of confidence in our business, we’re most excited about what this means for our partnership with you. With this new influx of funding, we’re eager to double down on our work to be the partner you deserve, and we can’t wait to expand on our current efforts to find you new customers and more jobs. 

 

As Marco said in our press release, “We’re focused on bringing more customers to the backbone of the American economy – small businesses. Today’s investment will allow us to accelerate our efforts to create the tools and infrastructure needed to empower small businesses to run and grow their businesses.” 

 

At the end of the day, we know that our success is tied to your success. We can’t win unless you’re winning; we can’t grow unless you’re growing. Your business is our business. And now, with these additional resources, we’ll continue to make big strides on this journey together.  

 

To stay up-to-date on what we’re working on - and to continue giving us feedback along the way - keep checking back here in the Community.  This board in particular is the best place to stay informed of all our product news and updates.  

 

Thank you for all that you do, and for your commitment to building our businesses, together. 

Check out the full press release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20190722005414/en/Thumbtack-Secures-150-Million-Growth-Led-Se...

 

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It’s that time of the year again! We are so excited to announce our newest class of Top Pros: the Top Pro class of July 2019!

Top Pros are among the most popular and highly rated pros on Thumbtack. Being named a Top Pro is a huge accomplishment. Less than 4% of all pros on Thumbtack currently qualify - quite an exclusive group!

If you've just been named a Top Pro, please introduce yourself! Reply to this thread with the name of your business and where you're based. 

We’d also love to hear your #1 tip for becoming a Top Pro, so that other pros can learn from your success. You can include your tip in your introductory post below, or consider uploading a video of yourself just like this one.

Congratulations again! We’re so proud of your hard work. And we hope you are, too.toppro_widget_2.png

 

 

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Hey all! If you’re tagged here, you’ve joined the Community in the last few weeks and we want to tell you Welcome!  A huge thank you to those of you who've already started engaging in conversations. Engagement from pros like yourself is what truly brings the Community to life so keep it up! 

Be sure to check out this post here to learn more about the Community and how to get started posting. After that, check out this board to read some inspiring stories about other Thumbtack pros.

We’re happy you’re here! Reply below and let us know your name and something you're proud of as a business owner 🙂 

 

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