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.
In the summer of 2015, the Department of Labor announced a proposed rule that would change overtime pay. Specifically, the proposed changes update the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and would … Continue Reading
Virtual office services give small businesses and sole proprietors the resources of a large business space, including receptionist services, a business address, and live web chat capabilities. One of the … Continue Reading
With more and more companies embracing telework, and with online tools increasing their reach, virtual meetings have become an invaluable business tool. File sharing, video conferencing, and online collaboration have … Continue Reading
Twitter is a social media platform that businesses of any size can leverage. It’s an ongoing exchange of ideas, services, and information, and getting your business’s name into the mix … Continue Reading
In June 2014, Google announced it was rolling out a domain registry service, Google Domains. Initially it was an invitation-only beta, but the service is now publicly available. The new … Continue Reading
Small businesses looking into online accounting tools should take note of the fact that Inuit’s QuickBooks online has dropped the prices on its Simple Start, Online Essentials, and Online Plus. … Continue Reading