How Improv Classes Can Change Your Life

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For many of us, the idea of stepping onstage and being thrown into action without a script or prep time sounds terrible and definitely not how we’d choose to spend a Tuesday night. But improv teacher Philip Jacobson may change your mind. Become Master of the Universe Improv comedy asks a lot of you - but it gives a lot back. Think unscripted games where players have to abide by very specific ...

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Celia Bigelow Plans Her Wedding Using Thumbtack

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Celia Bigelow Milford, Virginia Married on October 18, 2014 When Celia went for her first hair and makeup consultation – just three weeks before her wedding – she panicked. Unfortunately it wasn't the look she wanted, and with just a few weeks left before her wedding, every local artist was booked. Upset and frantic, she mentioned it to a co-worker who suggested she try Thumbtack. Without ...

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9 Questions Customers Have When Hiring a Professional

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Reading your quote is the first step of a customer’s journey to accomplishing their project. To get hired, you’ll need to answer all your customer’s questions - even the ones they don’t know they have. But don’t worry, you don’t need psychic powers to run a successful business - this post will give you that insightful edge. Here are nine questions most customers have when looking for the right ...

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Eva Harrison Plans Her Wedding Using Thumbtack

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Eva Harrison Married August 17, 2014 Woodbridge, Virginia When looking for vendors online, Eva stumbled on Thumbtack and instantly became hooked. “I was married previously, so I know what it’s like to plan a wedding without Thumbtack. You spend so much time scheduling meetings, visiting different stores, and setting up appointments.” With two kids and a full-time job, Eva needed a real ...

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Need to hire a tax accountant? We can help

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The single most feared date of the year: April 15th. The day that thousands of Americans rush to post-mark or e-file their taxes on time for Uncle Sam’s accounting. Don’t want to tackle this on your own? Last year 35 million Americans had their taxes filed by a professional. And Thumbtack helped tens of thousands of individuals and couples find professional accountants to help file their returns, ...

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Diana France Plans Her Wedding Using Thumbtack

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Diana France Atlanta, Georgia Under challenging circumstances, Diana planned a wedding that wowed. Many brides spend months or well over a year planning a wedding. But when Diana learned that her father was sick, she knew she had to speed up the process. “Shortly after becoming engaged I learned that my father was terminally ill with cancer. It was important for me to plan the wedding ...

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4 Decorating Ideas For That Baffling Spare Corner

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We all have that one spot we just don't know what to do with. It sits there, mocking us in its idleness, taunting us with its unmet possibility. Here are a few ideas on how to make that spare corner shut up and earn its keep. 1) The Murphy Desk Folded up, it serves as an innocuous and unobtrusive chalkboard. Pull it down and you have a fully functional desk. Perfect for tiny city apartments or ...

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Liliana Arias Plans Her Wedding Using Thumbtack

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Liliana Arias North Hollywood, California Married July 25, 2014 For Liliana, Thumbtack was crucial in planning a wedding in a different city. Liliana Arias lives in North Hollywood, but got married in San Francisco. This made finding vendors even more difficult, until she discovered Thumbtack. “We had just one visit to San Francisco to walk through the venue, but nearly all other ...

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An Important Deadline You (and your Small Business) Should Know About

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A few weeks ago, a group of Thumbtack Professionals met with representatives of the Small Business Administration (SBA) to discuss issues that were important for small business success. We’ll be sharing more information about that soon, but we thought it was important to flag something for you now. Two of the main issues we discussed at the event were taxes and health insurance coverage-- both of ...

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How to Deal With Negative Reviews (And Why They’re Not So Bad)


If you put yourself online and ask customers to leave reviews, there will come a day when you get a review you don’t love. It hurts and it’s hard, but we promise it’s not a business-killer. Studies show that having a few not-amazing reviews can actually improve your hiring chances by 67 percent. A review like “Jeff was great” isn’t that helpful to someone trying to make an informed ...

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