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Inspiration - Tell us your story.

The most amazing part of my job? The stories I hear of other pros who have overcome great odds to find success. I started my cake business after my husband was diagnosed with a brain tumor, and I realized I might have to be the one to ... Read more
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Photographer with Some Actual Success - 6 Things to Help Make the Current System Work for You.

Hey Everyone!  Patrick Skinner of CLG Photography Here! DISCLAIMER: I have not been hired by Thumbtack to write this.  I'm writing this because I see many Pros in here stating they aren't getting a good ROI (Return on Investment) by us... Read more
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Pro Spotlight: Carrie Grace, Motivational Speaker

  I recently had a chance to chat with Carrie Grace, a motivational speaker whose client list ranges from Target to Jack Daniels. She has been featured in USA Today and Huffington Post, and has been a pro on Thumbtack for two years. Sh... Read more
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Making time for self-repair

Todd Kelly, the Personable Technician, started his computer repair business four years ago. Now he’s a Top Pro who builds high-end home theaters, installs security systems and sets up computer labs. He shares his story about coming ou... Read more
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My Experience at TecNation

  Hi everyone! I’m the owner of Chef Ken’s Catering, or CKC, here in Seattle, WA. A personal chef by training, we offer cooking classes, intimate catering, and custom meal service. I’ve been a Thumbtack Pro since 2012 and it has been ... Read more
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We were homeless when we started. Now we get jobs ...

  When we first got started, we were homeless. Our very first event was a craft fair, and we had to make our chocolates and confectionaries in a hotel room. We used the hotel kitchen microwave and bought a heating blanket to keep the ... Read more
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Top Pro Tips - Rocky Mountain Photo Booth

Hey everyone,  I’m excited to highlight another two of our great Top Pros in this month’s Top Pro Tips entry! Preston and Leighton are the owners of Rocky Mountain Photo booth, which has grown to be one of the premiere photo booths in ... Read more
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What's your favorite Summer activity?

Hey everyone! I hope you are all having a fantastic start to your summer, I know I am. I’ve been able to get a few camping trips in, had a few lake days, and have plans to go to some fun concerts (my favorite activity of the summer.) H... Read more
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Proudest Moment as a Business Owner?

As some of you already know, I was a business owner for many years before joining the Thumbtack team. My company, Tres Sucre Custom Confections, is a specialty cake and pastry company. I did this full time for over a decade (4 of those... Read more
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Top tips from Top Pros.

Got your eye on that blue badge for your profile? The next class of Top Pros will be announced in July — which means the deadline to qualify is just around the corner. You don’t have to fill in any forms to apply, but you do need to f... Read more
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Military Apprecition Month

With this being Military Appreciation Month I'd like to share my story of how my Air Force career & how that experience helped shaped my life & got me started in the DJ business. Long before I enlisted in the Air Force one of my passio... Read more
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