MAY 5, 2018
SAN FRANCISCO, CA
For our very first national pro event, hundreds of pros joined us to talk shop, meet the faces behind Thumbtack and learn new ways to grow their businesses.
A few highlights from the event.
Stories we heard and things we learned.
A few photos to remember us by.
SO WHAT DID OUR PROS THINK?
“I wouldn't miss another event for anything! Learned a lot and attending itself got me motivated to do more.”- Thumbtack Pro
Thumbtack SelfMade 2018
Hear from Thumbtack CEO Marco Zappacosta about how we plan to continue helping small businesses far into the future — and what he’s most excited about right now.
Noam Lovinsky, Thumbtack’s Head of Product, explains new Thumbtack features that will make your life easier.
Thumbtack’s Head of Marketing, Nikki Pechet, moderates a panel of professionals as they discuss hurdles and wins while growing their businesses on and off Thumbtack.
Community manager, Jason Berkenfeld, gives us a sneak peek at Thumbtack’s new online pro community.
At Thumbtack, we’re all about spending quality time over a good meal together. Grab a seat at the table with us!
Ready to kickstart your growth? Want to handle a heavier workload with confidence? Choose a session below.
Uncovering opportunity: New ways to grow your business on Thumbtack
We’ll show you features, shortcuts and quirks even Thumbtack experts might not know about and help you tailor a strategy that makes the most of them. Plus, you’ll be able to ask us any questions you have. On your marks, get set, grow.
Finding the money: How to secure the funding you need
Ready to learn the right ways to fund your business’ growth? Get advice about small business loans and hear from Top Pros who’ve figured out how to finance their expansion. This is your chance to get smart about investing in the future of your business.
National expansion: Planning and investing for the future
Sometimes, bigger is better. This session is for businesses that are expanding regionally or nationally. We’ll teach you smart ways to scale your business and how Thumbtack can help. Onward and upward.
You walk the walk, but can you talk the talk? Learn how to communicate and advocate for your business. Choose a session below.
What customers want: A peek into the customer experience
Dive into how customers use Thumbtack: what they like, what they expect and what they value most. We’ll use data from millions of Thumbtack projects to paint a picture of how people get stuff done, and how to make sure you’re their first choice.
The power of a picture: How to stand out using photos
Customers make decisions with their eyes. They’ll hire (or not hire) you based on pictures, no matter what kind of work you do. See some great examples, then learn how to take photos that stand out on and off Thumbtack — no fancy equipment required.
The future of work: How small, independent businesses are changing the American economy
We know the impact small businesses can have on local communities and their economic health. This session will dive into the future of local services, what it looks like for towns across America and how you can be a part of the change.
You’ve got momentum, but the best is yet to come. Want to start thinking about what’s next for your business? Choose a session below.
Best of the best: Tips from Thumbtack’s most successful pros
Hear our top-performing pros talk about their formulas for success along with insider tips you can use to boost your own business on Thumbtack.
Building your team: How to hire and manage employees
What happens when your solo-show turns into a team? We’ll take you through best practices for hiring and managing new employees and building a first-class crew. After all, teamwork makes the dream work.
Your vision, your values: Balancing work and life
Balancing your work life with your personal life isn’t easy — especially when you’re working out of your home or with your family. Fortunately, there are tricks to prioritizing what’s important, managing your time and staying sane.
Close out the day in style with some music and drinks from our favorite local bartenders.
The home of Self Made 2018.
The Midway is in San Francisco's Dogpatch neighborhood. Usually it hosts big concerts and events. On this day, Thumbtack pros were the main attraction.
900 Marin St. San Francisco, CA 94124