They were trying to break into the events industry and didn't have much success until Thumbtack came along.
"One of the hardest parts of getting started was that we weren’t being taken seriously yet — there was no proof of professionalism, quality, or customer satisfaction. Thumbtack has helped us prove we are all of those things by facilitating customer reviews and suggesting leads to pursue. Because of this process, we can get in front of customers we want directly, instead of having to cold call and hope for the best."
(I felt the same way when I was making cakes full time. I would go to wedding shows - which are SO expensive - and then spend the next week cold calling every single person who came to the show. After I found Thumbtack, I never had to do another show or make another cold call. The jobs started coming in, and then the referrals from those jobs snowballed into so much business I couldn't even keep up!)
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