Kate Harrington

Kate Harrington

Founder, Thumbtack Austin

Kate Harrington is a writer based out of Austin, Texas, with a background in business reporting. During her time as a reporter for the Austin Business Journal, she covered the health care industry, economic development, transportation, and commercial real estate. In 2010 she launched Thumbtack Communications, providing writing and marketing services to Austin-area businesses. She has had articles published in Austin Monthly, USA Today, the Austin American-Statesman, The Dallas Morning News, McCombs Today, and is a regular contributor to the ChooseWhat.com STARTicles. She lives in Austin with her husband, son, dog, and two grumpy cats.

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September Business Events

October Small Business Events

Small business events are a great way to broaden your knowledge and network, whether it’s within a specific industry or among more general group of business owners and entrepreneurs. Here’s … Continue Reading

Startup Step: Small Business Events

Best Tips for Freelancers to Network Effectively

Networking is an important and valuable part of growing a business. Networking as a freelancer or sole entrepreneur, however, can be less than straightforward. Many “solopreneurs” wonder how to find … Continue Reading

Startup Step: Small Business Events

What Business Owners Need to Know About Potential Changes to Overtime Pay

In the summer of 2015, the Department of Labor under then-President Obama started the process of changing overtime pay rules with updates to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) that … Continue Reading

Startup Step: Management
September Business Events

September Small Business Events

Small business events are a great way to broaden your knowledge and network, whether it’s within a specific industry or among more general group of business owners and entrepreneurs. Here’s … Continue Reading

Startup Step: Small Business Events

Can You Run Your Business on the New iPad Pro?

With a public beta release of its new iOS 11 (the final version comes out this fall) and a new version of the iPad Pro, Apple is hoping to convince … Continue Reading

Startup Step: Get Basic Business Software / Management / Select the Best Small Business Computer
Small Business Conferences August 2017

August Small Business Events

Small business events are a great way to broaden your knowledge and network, whether it’s within a specific industry or among more general group of business owners and entrepreneurs. Here’s … Continue Reading

Startup Step: Small Business Events
July 2017 Small Business Events and Conferences

July Small Business Events

Small business events are a great way to broaden your knowledge and network, whether it’s within a specific industry or among more general group of business owners and entrepreneurs. Here’s … Continue Reading

Startup Step: Small Business Events
Freshbooks Invoicing Software

Which Businesses Are FreshBooks Best For?

FreshBooks is a popular tool that bills itself as accounting software for small businesses. While it has many devoted users, we wondered for which businesses it’s the best fit. Should … Continue Reading

Startup Step: Set Up the Books
Small Business Events June 2017

June Small Business Events

Small business events are a great way to broaden your knowledge and network, whether it’s within a specific industry or among more general group of business owners and entrepreneurs. Here’s … Continue Reading

Startup Step: Management
May 2017 Small Business Events

May Small Business Events

Small business events are a great way to broaden your knowledge and network, whether it’s within a specific industry or among more general group of business owners and entrepreneurs. Here’s … Continue Reading

Startup Step: Management
ChooseWhat small business events April 2017

April Small Business Events

Small business events are a great way to broaden your knowledge and network, whether it’s within a specific industry or among more general group of business owners and entrepreneurs. Here’s … Continue Reading

Startup Step: Small Business Events
Small Business Conferences March 2017

March 2017 Small Business Events

Small business events are a great way to broaden your knowledge and network, whether it’s within a specific industry or among more general group of business owners and entrepreneurs. Here’s … Continue Reading

Startup Step: Small Business Events
Marketing on Reddit

What Businesses Need to Know About Using Reddit

Most marketers understand the power of social media sites like Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. But to reach a wider online audience, there’s also an argument to be made that businesses … Continue Reading

Startup Step: Create Basic Marketing Materials / Promote With Social Media
Business Tech 2017

Top 12 Business Tech Tools for 2017

We all know, in a general sense, that technology is playing a larger role than ever in the way small businesses run their operations. From AI to the Internet of … Continue Reading

Startup Step: Get Basic Business Software / Management / Set Up the Books / Set Up Your Business Mailing Address
February Small Business Conferences

February Small Business Events

Small business events are a great way to broaden your knowledge and network, whether it’s within a specific industry or among more general group of business owners and entrepreneurs. Here’s … Continue Reading

Startup Step: Small Business Events
Sales Growth 2017

Top 10 Sales Techniques to Boost Sales in 2017

Small business owners are always trying to find good strategies for reaching and retaining more customers. While some tried and true strategies will always remain the same, there are also … Continue Reading

Startup Step: Create Basic Marketing Materials / Promote With Social Media

January Small Business Events

Small business events are a great way to broaden your knowledge and network, whether it’s within a specific industry or among more general group of business owners and entrepreneurs. Here’s … Continue Reading

Startup Step: Small Business Events
Finding Startup Investors

What Types of Investors Are Best For Your Business?

In mid-2016, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) adopted a new section of rules created under the 2012 JOBS Act that allows companies to offer and sell securities to the … Continue Reading

Startup Step: Management
Microsoft Teams Vs Slack

How Do Slack and Microsoft’s Teams Compare?

Microsoft recently released its answer to the popular collaboration app Slack, named Teams. Comparisons between the two are flying, with consensus from most critics that Microsoft Teams looks and feels … Continue Reading

Startup Step: Get Basic Business Software / Management
Small Business Events

December Small Business Events

Small business events are a great way to broaden your knowledge and network, whether it’s within a specific industry or among more general group of business owners and entrepreneurs. Here’s … Continue Reading

Startup Step: Small Business Events
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