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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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OCTOBER IS ADHD AWARENESS MONTH! (SHARE YOUR ADHD STORY HERE!)

    Hey Fellow Thumbtack Pros!I suspect I may not be alone here in the Thumbtack Community of Pros when sharing that I am a Top Pro/ successful business owner with ADHD. I am a Professional Organizer and ADHD Consultant (or Coach) and ... Read more
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What a year!!!

Hello All!It has been nearly 4 months since I have been on this discussion board! I mentioned in a previous post that I had planned on being busy for the summer and I meant it! I have talked a lot about planning for the slower periods ... Read more
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From Saigon to the American Dream

  This story will be a little different-- it's about how my father made his exceptional journey from wartorn Vietnam to raise me to become the man that I am.  In many ways, my relationship with my father (as I’m sure with many folks h... Read more
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THANK YOU THUMBTACK

Without thumbtack I would be having to do way more work over the past almost 2 years to get new clients! I am extremely grateful I took the risk to sign up for something I was VERY unsure about and fairly instantly got my first, second... Read more
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Back to school and tips!

I was asked to share my story with everyone. Please let me know if you have any questions I will love to answer them for you. I'm a single mom to 12 year old daughter. Before I heard about Thumbtack. I was going through a breakup and h... Read more
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Top Pro Tips - Jess

Hey everyone, We’re back again with another installment of our Top Pro Tips series! This month, we sat down with Jess, a Top Pro makeup artist in Salt Lake City. We had a great time learning from her and are excited to share a few of ... 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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