All posts filed under: TaskRabbit Partners

TaskRabbit to the Rescue!

Do you find yourself scrolling through the #homedecor hashtag and bookmarking images of what you wish your place looked like? Wish you could win an extreme home makeover and scream “move that bus”? Your home is suppose to be a place you look forward to going to after a grueling 9-5 workday. That’s why we’ve partnered with our friends at CB2 to not only help you realize that you can instantly transform your home by upgrading the often overlooked details. We’re offering one lucky winner a $1000 CB2 Shop Card to spend on upgrading the details in your home, from dresser knobs and lighting to curtains and throw pillows, and a $500 TaskRabbit credit towards hiring a Tasker to help with the installation, mounting, and assembling of these items. All you need to do is enter to win here and you can turn place into a ‘gram worthy space.

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Team TaskRabbit Leans Way In

A few weeks ago, Leah handed out copies of Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead by Sheryl Sandberg to everyone here at TaskRabbit HQ and gave us a homework assignment: Read the book from cover to cover and get ready for a real discussion. Armed with questions, comments, and concerns, we all gathered around the lunch tables, ready to dive in to a Lean In-themed Learnch. Learnch is a weekly lunchtime seminar series here at TaskRabbit  designed to help us share knowledge, ideas, and inspiration amongst the staff. Typically, a Learnch lasts for about an hour — this one went on for three hours. We had a lot to discuss. Our COO, Stacy Brown-Philpot, kicked things off by sharing her personal Lean In story and explaining why she believed this book was necessary reading for everyone — men and women — working in startups today. Then Stacy opened it up for questions and we got to the meaty stuff. Is it okay to cry at work? What’s it like being a woman …

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Behind-the-Scenes With Blue Genie, Creators of the TaskVan

A lot of people have been asking us what it was like to drive around in the TaskVan all week: It was awesome. There’s nothing like people running up to your vehicle for a hug, or taking some time to pet your fur, or taking photos en masse of your every move. People absolutely loved the TaskVan, and we felt that love in a big way. People didn’t love it just because it was weird, people loved it because it was beautiful and friendly, with a personality all its own. [pullshow] That’s exactly what the creative team responsible for making the TaskVan a reality had in mind. The artists at Austin’s very own Blue Genie Art Industries built the TaskVan from a simple idea and a van borrowed from a local rock band. Along the way, they battled rain, gravity, and a wicked case of maker remorse. We caught up with Kevin Collins, principal artist at Blue Genie, to find out more: When TaskRabbit approached you with the idea for the TaskVan, what was your …

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TaskRabbit Signs On As Launch Partner For LeanIn.org

TaskRabbit is thrilled to announce today that it has signed on as a launch partner for LeanIn.org. Catalyzed by the book, Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead, by Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, Lean In’s mission is to create a global community dedicated to supporting women “leaning in” to their ambitions. With an all-female C-Suite and incredible women at every level of the organization, TaskRabbit is a natural partner for this incredible new movement. [pullthis]“TaskRabbit is leaning in because we’ve seen first-hand what happens when women lead,” said TaskRabbit founder and CEO Leah Busque. “Talented, dedicated men and women at all levels and in all departments have built this company and helped shape a movement in the technology world, and I look forward to further championing this ideology as a Lean In partner.”[/pullthis][pullshow] As a Lean In launch partner, TaskRabbit joins an impressive array of companies and organizations including Linkedin, Google, Virgin America, American Express, and Teach for America. LeanIn.org consists of three integrated programs. First, the Lean In Community, an online group …

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TaskRabbit Partners With Gap To Lend a Helping Hand for Your Holiday To-Do List

Everyone loves the holidays, but they do have a tendency to overwhelm people. From holiday shopping to gift wrapping, decorating to preparing for out-of-town guests, there’s a seemingly endless To-Do list that can put a chill on the month of December. That’s why today, we’re excited to announce that we’ve partnered with Gap to take the stress out of the holiday season. Between December 8th and 24th, Gap shoppers who spend $75 or more at participating Gap stores in San Francisco and New York will receive a $25 TaskRabbit voucher, valid toward any Task this holiday season. We’ve also built a custom web portal for Gap shoppers that makes it possible to outsource Tasks like gift wrapping or waiting in line to meet Santa with a single click. Shoppers in New York and San Francisco will also benefit from an in-store experience that makes the holidays even easier. The TaskRabbit Concierge Desk will be available weekends in December at New York’s 17th & 5th Avenue Gap store and San Francisco’s Market & Powell Gap store. …

The Pepsi NEXT™ Extra Hour Sweepstakes, Powered by TaskRabbit

We’re excited to announce that we’ve partnered with Pepsi NEXT™ to show their fans what a 25-hour day feels like. Between October 16th and November 12th, Pepsi NEXT™ fans will enter to win the services of a dedicated TaskRabbit for one hour. Each week, 50 winners will be chosen over the nine participating cities. Contest participants simply choose which Task they’d like the TaskRabbits to tackle — everything from preparing dinner to cleaning house is fair game. The winners are selected at random each week, connected with their TaskRabbits, then presented with a Pepsi NEXT™ and an entire hour of extra time. The Pepsi NEXT™ team calls it “a double dose of the unbelievable” — a 25th hour in the day and real cola taste with 60% less sugar. We agree: That’s pretty unbelievable. To enter for your chance to win an extra hour from Pepsi NEXT™, visit https://www.taskrabbit.com/pepsinext

Introducing TaskRabbit for Etsy Sellers

We have a soft spot for entrepreneurs here at TaskRabbit, so we’re thrilled to announce a new and innovative method of supporting some of the most creative entrepreneurs we know. In a first-of-its-kind partnership, TaskRabbit and Etsy are celebrating what it means to be part of a people-powered economy, making it easy and fast for Etsy sellers to find flexible short-term help from TaskRabbits to help run and manage their creative businesses. We worked with Etsy to identify the most pressing needs of their seller community. With that information, we designed TaskRabbit for Etsy, a portal that makes outsourcing these common Tasks a breeze for any Etsy entrepreneur. Getting help with everything from packing and shipping to photography and writing listings takes only a few minutes through TaskRabbit for Etsy. Etsy sellers simply visit the landing page, select the Task type they need, and customize according to their needs. By using TaskRabbit for Etsy, these creative entrepreneurs can focus on growing their business instead of finding temporary staffing help. Read more about TaskRabbit for Etsy on the Etsy News Blog.

Have You Tried One of the Top 6 Types of Business Tasks?

1. Office Errands Sometimes you just need a company-wide breakfast of bagels and bacon to get going on Monday. That’s why office managers and small business owners use TaskRabbit for food errands or any other errands your office needs. Post This Task 2. Deliveries  Bakeries, sandwich shops, and coffee companies in all our active markets use TaskRabbits as an on-demand delivery force. And no wonder — they’re fast, reliable, and you only hire them when you need them. Post This Task 3. Admin Support Professional TaskRabbits can handle all kinds of admin duties — virtually or in-house. More and more companies are trading the hefty temp agency fees and frustrations of freelance hiring in for the easy and secure experience of working with TaskRabbits. Data entry, travel planning, comparative research, filing — TaskRabbits are experts at it all. Post This Task 4. Event Staff Smart companies don’t take chances on event staffing. They hire TaskRabbits because they’re polished, friendly, and ready to work as bartenders, caterers, event planners, photographers, DJs, and more. Post This Task …

TaskRabbit Helps PopSugar Make Mondays (and Tuesdays) Sweeter

Okay, confession time. The ladies of the TaskRabbit office are a wee bit obsessed with POPSUGAR Must Have. To be honest, so are a few of our dudes. A monthly box full of a surprising variety of awesome (and full size) products for only 35 bucks? Sign us up. TaskRabbits in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and New York were tickled pink (seriously, right down to their sneakers) this week to help spread the word about Must Have. Outfitted in crisp white shirts and hot pink bow-ties and Converse sneakers, these TaskRabbits Must Have boxes and luxury gifts to select members in each city. They even passed out cupcakes to the office mates of each recipient. Now that’s how you make Mondays (and Tuesdays) sweeter.

How Good Eggs is Changing the Future of Local Food

Farm-to-table. Local. Organic. Sustainable. For those interested in responsible eating, the buzzwords alone can be impossible to navigate (let alone the process of actually procuring good food). Enter Good Eggs, a San Francisco startup that’s about to change the way we think about food. Good Eggs connects farmers and foodmakers with consumers in their own communities. This means bread, eggs, produce, jam, pies, even baby food. If you can eat it, you can find it from a local producer through the marketplace at Good Eggs. You can also figure out how to cook it on their blog, The Eater’s Digest, and find farmers’ markets and other food events in your ‘hood. [pullshow] Since sharing and eating are the two things we love more than anything here at TaskRabbit HQ, it didn’t take us long to become converts. We’re also extremely honored that TaskRabbits are helping Good Eggs make such swift progress toward a very noble vision. Rahmin Sarabi, Head of Operations and all around awesome egg, took a few minutes to chat with us about …