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ChefPaulStaley

Finding Financing

I am a small business and have always been self-financed. I am considering taking out a small loan so that I have some funds to inject into my business for some much needed growth. Anyone have any adv...
by ChefPaulStaley Level 7 10-15-2018
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JasonB

Future of Work -- what do you think?

Our resident economist, Lucas Puente, just posted this blog article about the Future of Work, including his thoughts on globalization, automation and technology.  Take a look! https://www.thumbtack.co...
by Community Manager JasonB Community Manager 03-25-2019
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CLGPatrick

Contracts Made Easy (Gmail Account Required)

I've seen and heard of a lot of pros get burned on payment because they didn't get a contract signed or a downpayment upfront.I'll be real with you... even I've been burned.  Getting someone to sign a...
by CLGPatrick Level 7 07-01-2019
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GreyBugPhoto

How you can successfully implement change within your organization.

How change can be successfully implemented within an organization. The steps established by John Kotter to help improve change efforts and avoid pitfalls that often lead to failure. In my organization...
by GreyBugPhoto Level 5 06-27-2019
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GreyBugPhoto

Quick Look Market Analysis

Quick Look Market Analysis Quick LookSo what is a quick look marketing analysis? Although this technique is not exclusive to photographers, it is imperative in the skillfully planning of any startup s...
by GreyBugPhoto Level 5 06-25-2019
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GreyBugPhoto

Positioning Yourself for Success

More often we find that we just jump into a business without knowing what to do. We think of it as a good idea and say to ourselves that this is going to be a good business without doing some basic re...
by GreyBugPhoto Level 5 06-24-2019
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needsmorecoffee

Prom season/minors posting requests

It's prom season again, and like every year, I see many requests coming through for photography and videography that are prom-related. The issue is that many of these 'customers' are minors, and there...
by needsmorecoffee Level 6 05-14-2019
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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 04-20-2019
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JasonB

Future of Work -- what do you think?

Our resident economist, Lucas Puente, just posted this blog article about the Future of Work, including his thoughts on globalization, automation and technology.  Take a look! https://www.thumbtack.co...
by Community Manager JasonB Community Manager 03-25-2019
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laelasuddoo

Thumbtack Top Pro Alumni

Thumbtack, in the past you were able to host Top Pro Network events on the east coast (DC). Will you be able to hold a session this year?Network events are helpful to Top Pros in order to discuss with...
by laelasuddoo Level 4 01-29-2019
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LydiaH

Got questions about open enrollment?

If you’re a small business owner, you have to handle your own health coverage (as if you don’t have enough to deal with already). Starting today, you can get health insurance through healthcare.gov. H...
by Thumbtack Employee LydiaH Thumbtack Employee 11-01-2018
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ZackOfAllTrades

taxes and deductibles

If I am self employed, what makes more tax sense, keeping all my receipts for deductions, or just simply filing the maximum deduction amount allowed? Is there a tipping point where one makes more sens...
by ZackOfAllTrades Level 4 10-22-2018
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