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Five Great Ways for Tutors to Find New Students

As a tutor, you know everything there is to know about ushering a better understanding of geometry, grammar or Ghengis Khan into a fresh young mind. But you may need some help finding those fresh young minds.  Young minds who are in desperate need of some extra attention, especially at this time of year when mid-term exams loom large. Five Great Ways To Find New Students Volunteer. Help out ...

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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 ...

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Why You Should Book a Photo Session For Your Newborn

 {source} It may seem like this new human will spend its entire life as a squirming, wailing meatloaf - at least that’s how it feels at the 3 am feeding - but they grow fast. Soon your baby is ...

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Pricing 101: How to Price Your Services for Success

Here’s a major worry we’ve heard from Thumbtack professionals: “I’m worried that because I charge more than other pros, I’m getting undercut by my competition and losing work.” We hear you loud and ...

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Featured Pro: Mike Yost

Business often feels like business - emails to be answered, clients to be coddled, bills to be paid. But sometimes business intersects the human in a way that feels downright transcendent. In a way ...

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Why You Should Hire an Event Planner For Your Kid’s Birthday Party

Your daughter only turns nine once. Sure, you want to give her the pony rides and the many-tiered cake. But you also want to make it to her tenth birthday with your sanity intact. Lucky for your ...

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Why You Should Get Your Kids Out Of The House This Summer

Why should you get your kids out of the house this summer? 1) You don’t want them going all Lord of the Flies and killing each other. 2) All those video games might disconnect their eyeballs from ...

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Featured Pro: Alexa Eisner of BabaChic

Story by Alexa Eisner, BabaChic Clothing is one layer of our identity and can be a tool to more consciously choose the way we want to represent our unique expression. I moved back to San ...

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Featured Pro: Mary Ashton

“I never wanted to teach yoga,” Mary Ashton explains. A yoga practitioner for fifty years - “I’m a child of the ‘60s, so I’m pretty old,” she laughs - she was driving to work one day and ...

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Customer Spotlight: Dave Krauss

We recently talked to Dave Krauss, a Thumbtack user who recently did that terrifying “pack up all your worldly belongs and tote them across multiple state lines to start over somewhere else” ...

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Featured Pro: Liliane Daniels

Story by Li Daniels I love being able to share the beauty of the French language with people who are as lured by it as I am. Sometimes students come to me because they're seduced by the sound of ...

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