Ease of licensing and state friendliness

Is it Time to End Licensing Rules?

Responses from the 2014 Thumbtack Small Business Friendliness Survey demonstrated that service pros are more frustrated by professional licensing regulations than any other regulatory factor in their professional lives. Of all the different factors that Thumbtack looked at, licensing rules were the number one regulatory factor that predicted overall friendliness levels for local governments. The ...

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Two Men & A Vacuum

Thumbtack Success Story: Cody is Cleaning Up In Columbus

Cody Warren's company, a high-end residential commercial cleaning company called Two Men and a Vacuum, has been on Thumbtack for about fourteen months, during which they’ve booked over 250 jobs. Using ...

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Why You Need a Day-Of Wedding Coordinator

Wedding days are stressful enough without setting your train on fire as you try to light the candles at the reception. When it comes to details, don’t try to MacGyver your wedding day with your best ...

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Danielle’s Thumbtack Wedding

Cue the stampede. Once brides find out that they can hire everyone they need for their wedding in just a few days, the population of bridezillas will drastically decrease. Because planning a wedding ...

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Staying In: A Bachelorette Party in Portland

Bachelorette parties so often devolve into a fiesta of funny straws and poor decisions involving margaritas and mayhem. So how do you plan a proper celebration without leaving any stray bachelorette ...

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3 Photo Booth Ideas to Inspire You

Tired of the mustaches and the top hats? We never tire of top hats, but we certainly understand the need for a few fresh photo booth props and ideas for the upcoming wedding and barbecue season. Here ...

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4 Photo Booth Trends You Don’t Want to Miss

Our love of all things photo booth is becoming very well documented. We love the history, the rampantly ridiculous expressions captured for eternity in pixels, and the fact that our photo booth pros ...

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Introducing Thumbtack for iPhone

You’re waiting for the train and you realize that you promised a friend you'd book the DJ for her big birthday bash. Quick! Before you forget, time to tackle this project. Good thing you don't need ...

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We’re building Thumbtack for you

In the past sixty seconds, 18 people began to accomplish their personal projects through Thumbtack. In Portland, Kasey wants the exterior of her home painted. Amanda from Los Angeles is looking for ...

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Photo Booths: The Original Selfie

Our crack team of economists tells us that photo booth rentals are a growing trend. Photo booths consistently make up 2-3% of our monthly requests, and have made up a larger share over time.  This ...

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Featured Pro: Heidi Kopf of Keep Your Smile On

A friend wanted a photo booth at her wedding. As a gracious and devoted pal, Heidi began doing the research and gathering equipment. Going through the process, she became more and more intrigued by ...

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