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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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Choosing Thumbtack for Success

While many businesses start over time, ours was realized on a "chance" with Thumbtack.  While out of work unexpectedly, I recalled hearing about Thumbtack as a way to bid on jobs for prospective clients.  I started a profile, and out o... Read more
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Business marketing

Thumbtack rocks!!!! It's helped me grow and market my service to the community in a amazing way. I'm learning everyday as a new business and soaking in all the information as possible.
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Meet roofer, Sarah Smith.

Sarah Smith is runs a roofing company in Omaha, Nebraska. Here’s how she went from her nine-to-five corporate job to running a small business that gives back, as told to Thumbtack.   Some professionals in our industry don’t want to ta... Read more
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Meet certified accountant, Mac Reed.

Mac Reed runs Mac Reed and Associates in Houston, Texas. Here’s how he built his business, as told to Thumbtack. I owned a couple of restaurants when I decided to get my Masters in accounting. While I was still in school, my friends s... Read more
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Meet mother and daughter florists, Christina and M...

Christina and Mei Yan are co-owners of Bellevue Floral Co. in Burlingame, California. Here’s what the Top Pro mother and daughter have learned about running their florist business, as told to Thumbtack by Christina.   When this event ... Read more
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Meet photo booth owner, Patricia Nguyen.

 Patricia Nguyen decided to open her photo booth business, Just the Little Things Photos, after leaving her job in politics. Here’s how the Top Pro built her business, as told to Thumbtack. I decided to start this business after helpi... Read more
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Meet personal chef, Graham Gathright.

Graham Gathright is a personal chef in Berkeley, California and a Top Pro. Here’s how he got into the food business, as told to Thumbtack. I started working in restaurants young. As I got older, I started wanting more of a connection. ... Read more
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Meet pest control experts, Jen and Mark Winter.

  Jen and Mark Winter run Bed Bug Solutions of Cincinnati. Here’s how they built their business, as told to Thumbtack by Jen:    I worked in hotel management and Mark was my pest guy. When we had bed bug issues, I would call Mark up an... Read more
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Meet scuba diving instructor, Larry Zurligen.

    Larry Zurligen is a scuba diving instructor in Salt Lake City, Utah. Here’s how scuba diving changed his life, as told to Thumbtack.   I’m a combat veteran — I was injured in Iraq. The GI bill took care of my scuba diving certifica... Read more
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