Resources: Navigating the Ups and Downs of Business Ownership

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Owning your own business comes with all sorts of highs and lows, many of which are difficult to anticipate. As a pro, what resources do you most rely on to support you? This might be at the local level, like trade associations or industry meetup groups, or on a broader scale, like federal initiatives that support small business or online tools that help you accomplish more.

When I was a running my bakery I was a member of a local cakers group - we supported one another, referred customers,, shared tips and tricks, and swapped supplies when we couldn’t find them. We also shared helpful websites and online resources with one another. It was an invaluable resource. We hope to help you make these types of connections here, with your local community of Thumbtack pros.

Here are some of our favorite online resources:

SBA Learning Center
Thumbtack Help Center
Zoom (video conferencing)

What are yours? Any local resources you’d like to share? Drop them in a comment below.