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Thumbtack Writer PhilippaB
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One minute it’s Black Friday and the next, you’re scrambling to beat the holiday shipping cut off. What’s a busy business owner like yourself to do? To help, we put together a list of our most popular services given as gifts during the holiday season.

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Thumbtack Writer PhilippaB
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Or is a handwritten card enough? Here are the do’s and don’ts of client gift-giving over the holidays — what to give, how much to spend and who to thank.

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Thumbtack Employee TaylorS
Thumbtack Employee

Short answer: yes. There’s a lot of reasons why you should support charities — other than just generally feeling good about giving back.

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Thumbtack Employee TaylorS
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Whether business slows down or speeds up, here’s how to stay organized during the holiday season (and not lose your mind).

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Thumbtack Employee TaylorS
Thumbtack Employee

Make time for the polls even if you’re on a tight schedule.

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Thumbtack Employee TaylorS
Thumbtack Employee

You can still get something good out of it.

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Thumbtack Writer PhilippaB
Thumbtack Writer

They can improve your sales and cash flow. If you’re new to taking credit cards, here are four key questions to help you plan.

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Thumbtack Writer PhilippaB
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How can you stick to a manageable budget while trying to grow? Here’s what pros had to say.

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Thumbtack Writer PhilippaB
Thumbtack Writer

Finding the right employees isn’t easy — especially when you’re used to serving every customer yourself. Here’s how to take it one step at a time.  

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Thumbtack Writer PhilippaB
Thumbtack Writer

How do you stand out when you’re starting out?

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Thumbtack Writer PhilippaB
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You’ve got all of the basics down — now it’s time to start posting, get followers, and work towards your goals. Here are some social media best practices to keep in mind as you move forward.

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Thumbtack Writer PhilippaB
Thumbtack Writer

Going with the flow is fun in life, but less advisable in social media. Figure out your posting calendar to understand of how much time social media will take you. Then you can save time by scheduling posts.

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Thumbtack Writer PhilippaB
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Social media marketing — if you do it properly — can improve brand loyalty, increase your web traffic and SEO rankings, and position you as an authority in your area of expertise. Plus, it’s not expensive to do, so there’s no reason not to start today. In this series, we’ll cover how to do social media marketing for your small business, starting from square one: how to create your social media strategy.

 

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Thumbtack Writer PhilippaB
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7 ways to inspire your employees to do great work.

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Thumbtack Writer PhilippaB
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Keep these tips in mind to provide the best customer service.

 

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Thumbtack Writer PhilippaB
Thumbtack Writer

A great headshot doesn’t have to cost a lot. Take a professional-looking headshot at home on your camera phone with these tips from Thumbtack’s very own head of photography.

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Thumbtack Writer hannahL
Thumbtack Writer

Here’s what other small business pros are doing to connect with the clients their business needs.

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Thumbtack Writer hannahL
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Here are seven common customer service mistakes and how to avoid them.

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Thumbtack Writer hannahL
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Whether you’re new to social media marketing or a seasoned vet, here are a few pointers to help you stand out online.

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Thumbtack Writer hannahL
Thumbtack Writer

Check out these 14 resources, websites and apps to help run your small business more efficiently.

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Thumbtack Writer hannahL
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Building customer loyalty should be a strategy for every small business — but how? Here’s where to start.

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Thumbtack Writer hannahL
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We caught up with professionals in all different industries to understand when they decided to raise their prices and why. 

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Thumbtack Writer hannahL
Thumbtack Writer

Who couldn't use a hand staying organized every now and then?

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Thumbtack Writer hannahL
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There are a lot of perks to working from home. Here's how to take full advantage of your newfound flexibility without losing productivity. 

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Thumbtack Writer hannahL
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Here are five things to consider before meeting with the bank.

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Thumbtack Writer hannahL
Thumbtack Writer

Summer is a great time to market your business. Here’s how to make the most of it.

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Thumbtack Writer hannahL
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An estimated 400,000 new businesses will start up in 2018. Here are the biggest trends.

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Thumbtack Writer hannahL
Thumbtack Writer

Marketing is key to building a brand and finding customers — here’s where to start.

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Thumbtack Writer hannahL
Thumbtack Writer

Here are five easy (and inexpensive) ways to turn new contacts into lifelong customers.

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Thumbtack Writer hannahL
Thumbtack Writer

Pricing is complicated. Here are a few general principles to get you started.

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