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Streetfight Magazine press logo
Wednesday, June, 15th, 2016
How do local publishers both benefit from the periodic bonanza of visiting traffic, and stay true to the local readers that their most sustainable revenue drivers want?... read more
The Huffington Post press logo
Monday, June, 6th, 2016
So, the real cost facing employers is that of losing talent to competitors or raising salaries to compensate them for sacrificing invaluable family time. Study your competition...... read more
Business2Community press logo
Saturday, May, 21st, 2016
Since we get users via our web platform as well as our app, we know that our app users are our biggest and most loyal fans. App downloads should always be an automatic loyalty program...... read more
The Washington Post press logo
Wednesday, May, 18th, 2016
The service is available in select locales nationwide; Singh said TalkLocal has completed matches in more than 10,000 Zip codes. Say "the toilet is overflowing" on the app...... read more
CityBizList press logo
Wednesday, May, 18th, 2016
TalkLocal has launched a local search app for Amazon Echo. Joining competitors Yelp and HomeAdvisor in bringing a way to find local pros using Alexa, TalkLocal seeks to distinguish itself...... read more
Forbes press logo
Monday, May, 16th, 2016
What you may not fully grasp is how quickly that bar continues to rise as competitors trim inefficiencies with tech on the new cutting edge. Without a CTO to proactively guide your team...... read more
Forbes press logo
Friday, May, 13th, 2016
What concerns consumers more than getting robbed is being bought and sold. Just compare their lackluster password habits to their growing use of adBlocking technology and adoption of SnapChat.... read more
Success press logo
Sunday, April, 24th, 2016
So, mindfulness practice teaches you to treat thoughts as tools. Use and strengthen the ones you need; discard the ones you don't.... read more
Streetfight Magazine press logo
Wednesday, April, 20th, 2016
Now, with customers using so many devices to engage companies online, anything short of accessing both Verizon's Super Cookies and Google Data would leave holes in your attribution data.... read more
Forbes press logo
Tuesday, March, 15th, 2016
So, at quick weekly meetings, our developers get a weather forecast of sorts from the sales operatives themselves. Being aware of the efforts, successes and failures of colleagues...... read more
Forbes press logo
Thursday, February, 25th, 2016
Some leads are better than others. Your sales team will learn that the hard way - by calling and getting rejected - unless you use predictive lead scoring to target the leads most likely to convert.... read more
Forbes press logo
Tuesday, February, 23rd, 2016
Overwhelmed developers advise on a task for hours, only to end up redoing it themselves in 15 minutes to make a deadline - incidentally robbing new hires of learning experiences.... read more
Forbes press logo
Tuesday, February, 2nd, 2016
That way, by the time I arrive, my team already has work ready for review and collaboration. And as they clock out, I enjoy the hours and solitary conditions that inspire peak productivity... read more
Streetfight Magazine press logo
Wednesday, January, 27th, 2016
Rather than kill the physical store, digital has challenged stores to evolve and show what they're made of: brick, mortar and silicone. Through big data and mobile-based innovations, physical...... read more
Forbes press logo
Tuesday, January, 26th, 2016
Smart devices are also educators that make everything else smarter by unlocking data that's been trapped in our devices all along...Now, the challenge for startups will be to access and make use of...... read more
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Thursday, January, 21st, 2016
So, in addition to letting teams exchange notes on their respective projects, meetings enable staffers to review their progress and work towards future victories -- if only to maintain the esteem...... read more
Forbes press logo
Thursday, January, 14th, 2016
Some errors go undetected with simple penetration testing, but a fresh-eyed line-by-line review of source code can catch memory leaks...... read more
Forbes press logo
Friday, January, 8th, 2016
Teleconferencing with screen-sharing as needed helps to restore the nuances of normal conversation so that we can get our message across fully and more efficiently.... read more
Forbes press logo
Tuesday, January, 5th, 2016
Tech teams can sometimes be removed from the "why" behind a requirement..." "Now, tech joins business development meetings to get on the same page.... read more
Love The Hustle press logo
Tuesday, December, 1st, 2015
When meeting a high-value contact at an event where he's headlining, "What a pleasant surprise!" is the worst icebreaker. If I had done my research, his presence would not have been surprising.... read more
Business2Community press logo
Monday, November, 9th, 2015
Send them a brief personalized note with a teaser before sending a press release Some news sites still expect them... read more
Forbes press logo
Monday, November, 9th, 2015
It's far better to overcome the bulk of your company's problems using a smaller, low-cost builder team first. Another benefit of mentorship is that idea generation can be more multilateral.... read more
Forbes press logo
Thursday, October, 29th, 2015
It's far better to overcome the bulk of your company's problems using a smaller, low-cost builder team first. "Even if you build it, they may not come have an effective marketing plan in place prior t... read more
All Business press logo
Thursday, October, 8th, 2015
unless candidates see working here as a path to reaching their own goals, I shouldn't expect them to put their best foot forward once it's in the door... read more
Small Business Trends press logo
Thursday, October, 8th, 2015
They don't have any questions or concerns. The only type of deal that doesn't raise questions or concerns is the kind that won't happen.... read more
Verge press logo
Thursday, October, 1st, 2015
if you're the early adopter... you may lack imagination for problem solving. Low ROI, team management, inefficiencies, CRM: there's an app for all of that and more, but they aren't always the answer... read more
Yahoo Finance press logo
Thursday, October, 1st, 2015
"We think Home Advisor, Thumbtack, TalkLocal or some of the other unique start-ups could be in a position to take share", said Doshi Intuit survey estimates 7.6 million Americans will be working in t... read more
Startup Hall press logo
Thursday, October, 1st, 2015
young leaders who value us as an opportunity to test out theories and apply their knowledge they recognized our immediate value as a professional development resource for their students... read more
YEC press logo
Tuesday, September, 8th, 2015
"Silicon Valley is posited as where big ideas go... colleges and universities are where big ideas come from." Gunning for growth... read more
Geekopedia press logo
Thursday, August, 20th, 2015
TalkLocal is positioning itself as a technology partner for any website that wants to help consumers connect to the right local professional; it's a great upgrade for the standard phone directories th... read more
Forbes press logo
Friday, August, 7th, 2015
And with more engagement comes more shared responsibility for both successes and failures. Most off-the-wall ideas never get implemented, so giving a constructive response to unviable suggestions earl... read more
Search Engine Land press logo
Monday, August, 3rd, 2015
Consumers wants an experience thatís not just convenient, but efficient and secure. At TalkLocal, we do it in just 90 seconds, while protecting consumer privacy.... read more
Launch and Lead/Execepreneur press logo
Wednesday, July, 29th, 2015
"Why can't I just make a website that consumers go to, describe their problem, and then someone calls them?" "Try things very fast, don't spend too much dwelling about is this gonna work is this not g... read more
All Business press logo
Friday, July, 24th, 2015
The only way to keep workers from resorting to mental vacations, distractions, and low productivity is to reward strong performance in the office with more time out of the office.... read more
Forbes press logo
Wednesday, May, 6th, 2015
I originally chose University of Maryland because my co-founders and I, as well as many members of my team, already had ties as alumni. Now, as we consider expanding into a neighboring office and purc... read more
SearchEngine Journal press logo
Wednesday, May, 6th, 2015
A commercial blog has two purposes: attracting readers and generating interest in your company's product. Many businesses skew their content towards just one of these. Too much sales plugging and your... read more
Inc. Magazine press logo
Monday, April, 27th, 2015
Step one is to ensure that the complaint is legitimate, and not aimless provocation (trolls are a nuisance that comes with having a social media presence). Then, make sure that your company responds t... read more
Success press logo
Friday, April, 24th, 2015
Discard the negative thoughts you don't need. A whole new branch of psychology is dedicated to mindfulness, but it boils down to this: Negative thoughts and insecurities pop up like pimples. And, lik... read more
Entrepreneur press logo
Wednesday, April, 15th, 2015
In my time founding and running TalkLocal - a local services marketplace that helps small businesses connect with consumers searching online - I've worked with many clients who run family businesses's... read more
Inc. Magazine press logo
Tuesday, April, 7th, 2015
"Local services will be harder because the data's not as transparent on what you can provide," says Manpreet Singh, founder of TalkLocal, a startup that helps customers book appointments with approved... read more
American Express press logo
Friday, March, 20th, 2015
You'd be surprised at how the right young professional can become a huge asset for your business under the right conditions. It's important to offer the compensation and flexibility that attracts the ... read more
Nibletz press logo
Thursday, March, 19th, 2015
More than being a blessing to introverts, TalkLocal is the one-stop location to find just local service providers. Currently TalkLocal lists just under 50 services, from dentists, chiropractors, lawye... read more
Techli press logo
Monday, March, 16th, 2015
When privacy is a key part of your brand, developing an app on a TPP that lets developers see all app activities sort of defeats the purpose. That's why we went native.... read more
bisnow (almost) never boring press logo
Friday, March, 13th, 2015
Third party platforms are great. Why reinvent the wheel when you can deliver a cookie cutter app with custom sprinkles for branding purposes? But, when privacy is a key part of your brand, developing ... read more
Social Radar press logo
Thursday, February, 12th, 2015
Make your business personal for your prospective investors. Research and help each investor see how his or her unique background makes her a good fit for your company. This will not only give prospec... read more
bisnow (almost) never boring press logo
Sunday, January, 25th, 2015
Seems like just yesterday (but it wasn't) that we were mentioning the creation of a new web service the connects people with service providers like plumbers and electricians. Now, TalkLocal is all gro... read more
Tech Cocktail press logo
Wednesday, January, 21st, 2015
Whether you're it's an electrician or an accountant, TalkLocal will connect you over the phone with up to three local providers to help you pin down the right provider for your specific needs.... read more
Fast Company press logo
Friday, January, 16th, 2015
Gaining a new multifaceted perspective when pivoting will reduce the high churn rates plaguing not just the local services industry, but all startups that face this issue during periods of high growth... read more
Technically DC press logo
Tuesday, January, 13th, 2015
College Park-based TalkLocal, a company that helps users find local services by searching online and communicating through the good ol' telephone, is releasing a mobile app. We know it works, because ... read more
Switch and Shift press logo
Sunday, January, 11th, 2015
Don't take company culture for granted. Company culture is invisible unless faced with change. That people resist such change isn't always a bad thing. Doubling our staff size in 2014 brought a host ... read more
Tech BisNow press logo
Friday, January, 9th, 2015
TalkLocal founder Manpreet Singh, at CES with five colleagues, was chosen to speak on building a consumer Internet brand on a startup budget. He tells us it came about after he reconnected with an old... read more
The Washington Post press logo
Sunday, January, 4th, 2015
Still, Singh said the opportunity for international exposure and a chance to meet face-to-face with partners that are typically based on the West Coast outweighed the costs. Plus, he got good deals on... read more
Streetfight Magazine press logo
Friday, December, 19th, 2014
No paradigm shift is smooth and instantaneous. There is always cultural lag and road bumps along the way. I'm just honored to bear witness.... read more
Twilio press logo
Thursday, December, 18th, 2014
A lot of consumers want to talk to vendors before they make a decision of who they work with. There are very few services where you'll be happy with whoever just shows up... read more
Parade press logo
Thursday, December, 4th, 2014
When meeting a high-value contact at an event where he's headlining, "What a pleasant surprise!" is the worst icebreaker. If I had done my research, his presence would not have been surprising. In fa... read more
Smart Blog (on Leadership) press logo
Thursday, November, 13th, 2014
What's been frustrating you lately? Frustration is irritation from an inability to achieve a goal. So, while high engagement leads to tackling big problems and setting big goals, an unfortunate side... read more
Business2Community press logo
Friday, November, 7th, 2014
Consider your target audience. Most videos we see and emulate were found embedded with a startup's funding announcement. This means that investors, not average consumers, are front of mind during vid... read more
The Washington Post press logo
Monday, September, 15th, 2014
If the Yellow Pages weren't already obsolete, companies such as Talklocal are ready to close the book.... read more
Tech Cocktail press logo
Monday, September, 8th, 2014
Talklocal takes away the stress and frustration of having to research and contact the right local business. Whether you're looking for a roofer or an attorney, their online search platform will connec... read more
Washington Business Journal press logo
Monday, September, 8th, 2014
With talklocal, "we tested it with companies, we tested it with consumers," said Singh. "It speaks to both sides." We can't speak to the fate of the company's orange-spandex wearing mascot, Seva Man.... read more