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JasonB

Our 2018 Small Business Friendliness Survey is here!

Check out the results and see what grade your city and state received!   Congrats to the cities with the highest scores: Fort Worth, TX San Antonio, TX Columbus, OH Colorado Springs, CO Jacksonville,...
by Community Manager JasonB Community Manager in Trending topics 3 hours ago
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PhilippaB

How to take a great headshot (the DIY version).

A great headshot helps you stand out from the crowd, and it doesn’t have to cost a lot. In fact, you can take a professional-looking headshot at home on your camera phone — but when, where, and how yo...
by Thumbtack Writer PhilippaB Thumbtack Writer yesterday
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Rita717

"Phone Number Click to Reveal"

Hi...I just noticed something for the first time."Phone NumberClick to Reveal" This showed up after submitting a quote on a request which was marked with the purple banner that said phone number avail...
by Rita717 Level 4 in Trending topics yesterday
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Mac_House_Calls

Instant Match woes

Two Instant Match problems:1  It lists my rates as a flat fee, when my rates are hourly.2 Instant Match often skips bidding for me, so I have to constantly monitor all requests anyway. If there's an i...
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drellieedits

Partnership with PayPal to mitigate fees

Is it possible for Thumbtack and PayPal to form an agreement so that our fees are decreased? A win-win for both companies.
by drellieedits Level 5 in Trending topics Thursday
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hannahL

In the market for new customers? Here's how to find them.

Finding new customers is a challenge, especially when you’re a small team or working with a limited budget. But it’s also one of the most important things any business owner has to do. After all, with...
by Thumbtack Writer hannahL Thumbtack Writer a week ago
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hannahL

The most common customer service mistakes (and how to avoid them).

When people are upset about something, they often go online to vent. As a small business owner, the damage that just a few bad online reviews can do to your business can take years of hard work to fix...
by Thumbtack Writer hannahL Thumbtack Writer in Small business blog 2 weeks ago
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hannahL

Social media marketing do’s and don’ts.

If your small business isn’t taking advantage of social media, you’re missing out on one of the simplest and least inexpensive ways to reach new customers. A social media presence adds to your busines...
by Thumbtack Writer hannahL Thumbtack Writer 2 weeks ago
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Arber_s5d

Pros rating their clients?

Uber does it, why can't Thumbtack do the same?At some point we all have experienced a client that makes things difficult and no matter what you do they are not happy, or a new client that asks one que...
by Arber_s5d Level 5 in Trending topics 2 weeks ago
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DFinley

Required Answers for job inquiries

I receive many requests for illustraton with NO DESCRIPTION at all of the work wanted!There should be something other than "I have an idea what I want" for the client to give good information!It becom...
by DFinley Level 1 2 weeks ago
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