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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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Four ways to win the job

Meeting new customers and getting hired: it’s why you’re here. And we want to help you. We’ve heard pros say time and time again that as long as they can get the customer to talk to them, they can usually close the deal. So here are so... Read more
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Women on Thumbtack - Do you feel supported?

In celebration of International Women’s Day on March 8th and Women’s History Month this month, let’s talk about what it’s like to be women entrepreneurs! I started my cake business over a decade ago, when my husband was suddenly diagno... Read more
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International Women's Day!

It's International Women's Day today - let's talk about all of the amazing women on this platform. Did you know that women are 5 times more likely to have their expertise questioned in all industries, and 10 times more likely to have t... Read more
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Chef + masseuse = magic.

How did you decide to work together? Ken: It was in the summer — this past July. I got this idea to offer a service where clients can get a massage and a healthy, gourmet meal — the full spa treatment — in their home. I just needed a ... Read more
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I like promoting my business. It just makes sense.

[The following story was written and submitted by Top Pro Leslie Taylor (@RevDrLCT)]  I started my business on Thumbtack in February 2017. I’m a wedding officiant — I’ve done about 70 weddings through Thumbtack, plus referrals from th... Read more
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Meet event DJ, Antwon Smith.

Antwon Smith is DJ Intel, a successful Top Pro DJ in Orlando, Florida. Here’s how he built his business, as told to Thumbtack: You have to have a good spirit and good energy, and you have to keep going. There have been gigs where fel... Read more
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Meet the woman who trains “un-trainable” dogs, Ron...

  I started volunteering at my local shelter, Austin Pets Alive, which pulls dogs from other shelters that are at risk for euthanasia. I started just walking dogs and very quickly became the person that opened in the morning. They hir... Read more
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Turning a mess into business success.

This month, we’re celebrating the freshly-crowned Top Pro class of 2019, starting with Laura Brooke – a professional organizer from Philadelphia who transformed a career in corporate productivity into a successful solo venture.   Laur... Read more
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From furlough filler to full-on business.

We’re toasting the latest class of Top Pros on Thumbtack — the business owners who set the standard for responsiveness, quality work and client service. This week, electrical contractor Jordan Gilbert tells us how he unexpectedly turn... Read more
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The no regrets tour: Exec turned caretaker turned coach

Deb Goldstein left a successful career to take care of her mom. Then she had to figure out what came next. We are naturally comfortable with the “What” and “Where” of what we do. But it should start with the “Why”. For the past 10 yea... Read more
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