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Rally.org

Rally.org and Raising a Better Tomorrow

We take great pride in the role TaskRabbit plays in helping companies thrive. When those companies are structured to empower nonprofits, campaigns, and personal causes to get the rocket fuel they need to change the world — well, then we just can’t stop smiling. This week,  we caught up with Sachi Doctor, Marketing and Communications Manager for Rally.org, to learn more about the organization’s commitment to helping people raise money for what matters. Sachi shared some of her favorite Rally.org projects, along with a vision for The Cause Economy of the future. What’s the mission of Rally.org? “Rally.org is an online social fundraising tool that harnesses the power of storytelling, making it easy to raise more money for what matters. Through a streamlined donation process, Rally.org helps you grow your network of supporters as you turn each donor into a potential fundraiser. These champions can share your story through Facebook, Twitter, or email, and create their own personalized version of your donation page. With powerful, yet easy to understand analytics, Rally.org tracks what works, helping you …

Brain Efficiency

My Productivity Secret: Train Your Brain for Efficiency

Guest Blogger Matt Faustman is the co-founder and CEO of UpCounsel, a legal marketplace for SMBs that uses a virtual workforce of talented lawyers to reinvent the traditional legal model for businesses. Matt is an outspoken cheerleader for SMBs, B2B technology, and supporting local business communities. Follow him at @matthewfaustman. We are all busy. Whether you are an entrepreneur, store manager, or Lyft driver (possibly all the above), each and every one of us feels busy. How do some people manage to move mountains in a single day while others struggle to complete a basic task list? More impressive are those who have the ability to adopt these efficiency mindsets within their own organizations. Being a student of these individuals and organizations, I have observed four common disciplines, which when put to practice, allow you and a team to accomplish more and seemingly create more hours in your day. Like any good habit, these all take practice and consistency, but are so basic that you could start today. Schedule “Do Not Disturb” Time There are a million …

Lisa Revel

My Productivity Secret: Think Like a Hacker

Guest Blogger Lisa Falzone is founder & CEO of Revel Systems, the “cash register for the 21st century” that offers a fully functional Point of Sale system through mobile technology. Lisa was recently featured as one of the 30 Under 30 Technology Pioneers in Forbes. You can follow her on Twitter at @LisaFalzone.  When you are starting a new tech company, particularly one with the lofty goal of upending and overturning an entrenched industry like the Point of Sale market, the number of people telling you “This won’t work, or “There are too many hurdles,” is truly staggering. And, looking back now, a lot of what they said ended up being true, at least partially: there are often a lot of seemingly insurmountable hurdles, and sometimes what we did didn’t actually work. But, here’s the kicker: We’re still here aren’t we? I’m sure this is the part where everyone expects me to say that Revel persevered by sheer determination and hard work, that we simply had the smartest team and the most elegant solutions to problems. …

Wicked Workshop Reclaimed Wood Furniture Etsy

TaskRabbit for Etsy Spotlight: The Wicked Workshop

Since launching our dedicated portal for Etsy sellers, we’ve been thrilled to see these incredible creative entrepreneurs hiring TaskRabbits to help with their shops. TaskRabbits are helping these crafty business owners with everything from product photography to social media marketing, and it’s been an inspiration to witness this remarkable partnership between our two collaborative communities. In our latest Etsy spotlight, we caught up with Toby Hardman and Nishma Yadave Hardman of The Wicked Workshop. This Boulder-based shop offers a stunning selection of soulful furniture hand-crafted from reclaimed wood. Each piece has a distinctive warmth and its own whisper of history. We caught up with Toby and Nishma to chat about their gorgeous products, the most time-consuming components of their business, and how TaskRabbits are helping them out. Why’d you decide to start an Etsy shop? “The word on the street was that there was an innovative online marketplace developing through Etsy. Talented craftspeople were being provided with a virtual platform on which to showcase their creations — this tied in perfectly with what we were …

Business Partnerships

Plays Well With Others: Brand Partnerships and Your Business

Entrepreneurs have a natural inclination to go it alone. While this do-it-yourself spirit can help you move forward, adding an element of collaboration into the mix can make you unstoppable. Partnering with another brand lets you broaden your reach, accomplish more with fewer resources, and create extraordinary experiences for your current (and future) customers. These types of partnerships can also spark enormous innovation in product and business. We’ll go into detail on those areas in my next column, but today I’d like to focus on the marketing potential of brand partnerships. When considering whether or not a particular partner would be a good marketing match, I ask myself four key questions: Do the brands mesh well? One of the wisest words to keep in mind when dipping your toes into the co-branding partnership realm is “No.” This isn’t Nascar, where brands can just slap a logo on a car and call it a successful partnership. If brand identities don’t align, if there’s no overarching story that joins your company with your potential partner, just say …

TouchOfModern TaskRabbit

TouchOfModern and the Art of Attainable Design

Like many online retailers, TouchOfModern experiences two key challenges during the holiday shopping season: volume and timeliness. Not only do a lot of people want to buy a lot of things from the home decor site, they need those things delivered by a specific date. We caught up with TouchOfModern’s Jonathan Tzou to learn more about how they go about navigating the craziness of December — and how TaskRabbits are helping them do it. What is the mission of TouchOfModern? “TouchOfModern believes truly excellent design can be attainable and affordable for the everyday consumer. We pride ourselves in curating the highest quality designs at the best prices for our loyal members. Good modern design shouldn’t be so hard to come by; TouchOfModern sets out to prove this by performing all of the legwork in bringing said design to customers at unbeatable prices.” How do TaskRabbits help out the TouchOfModern team? “When things get extra busy (and they often do), our fulfillment team relies on trusty TaskRabbits to help get orders packed and shipped out to customers in a timely manner. The help has given TouchOfModern a …

Etsy TaskRabbit Earrings

TaskRabbit for Etsy Spotlight: Down East Attic

Since launching our dedicated portal for Etsy sellers in October, we’ve been thrilled to see the incredible creative entrepreneurs hiring TaskRabbits to help with their shops. TaskRabbits are helping these crafty business owners with everything from product photography to social media marketing, and it’s been an inspiration to witness this remarkable partnership between our two collaborative communities. It’s probably not surprising that our favorite thing about TaskRabbit for Etsy is how easy it’s become for us to identify amazing Etsy shops. To honor the artisans, curators, and entrepreneurs of Etsy (and to validate the countless hours we’ve been spending in the TR office browsing their shops), we decided to start a new series spotlighting TaskRabbit for Etsy sellers. This week we caught up with Adria Moynihan, owner of Down East Attic, to chat about why she decided to start an Etsy shop, the time-consuming aspects of running her shop, and how TaskRabbits are helping her get things done more efficiently. Why’d you decide to start an Etsy shop? “I have always loved antiques and anything …

Maxton Men Style Clothing

Maxton Men Know Style and Efficiency

Who says men don’t care about fashion? Maxton Men is on a mission to make classic and enduring designs available to men who appreciate great style. The extremely well-curated collection favors built-to-last items over fast-fashion and, frankly, we’ve become more than a little addicted to browsing their site. Like many online retailers, Maxton Men is experiencing an increase in business now that holiday shopping is in full swing. Never willing to sacrifice customer service and quality, they figured out a great solution to handling the busy season: TaskRabbits. It probably won’t surprise you, but we definitely approve. We caught up with founder and CEO Kishan Madamala to learn more about the company’s mission — and how TaskRabbits are helping them achieve it. Here’s what he had to say: What’s the mission of Maxton Men? “Our goal is to be the new men’s general store — a place where guys can go to pick up the necessary detail items in their lives. We try to provide them with a curated set of style-driven choices.” How do …

Participant Recruitment Usability Testing Whitepaper

Optimizing Participant Recruitment: The Key to Making Usability Testing Cheap, Easy, and Scalable

“Let the data make the decisions.” This is the position advocated by Andreessen Horowitz General Partner Jeff Jordan (former CEO of OpenTable, former President of PayPal), and an increasingly popular mantra being adopted by a broad range of companies, both small and large. Despite the tidal shift toward data-driven decision making, many companies (early stage startups in particular) find the acquisition of usable data can be prohibitively expensive. Fortunately, there does exist something of a magic bullet when it comes to decreasing the amount of resources it takes to conduct usability testing: streamlining the participant recruitment process. In the coming pages, I’ll discuss how to spend less time and money on recruiting participants. I’ll also provide details about how to deal with the most common logistical hurdles of participant staffing. In this paper by Head of Business Victor Echevarria, you’ll learn how to spend less time and money on recruiting participants, along with details about how to deal with the most common logistical hurdles of participant staffing. Click the image on the right to read it …

Vision CEO Productivity Secrets

My Productivity Secrets: Clarity, Awareness, and Focus

Guest Blogger Arjun Dev Arora is founder & CEO of ReTargeter, a full-service display advertising platform specializing in retargeting and audience targeting. Arjun also serves as a member of the Young Entrepreneur Council, an LP at 500Startups, and is an angel investor and advisor to multiple Silicon Valley startups. As founder and CEO of a rapidly growing tech company, I’ve had to learn how to deal with a fire hose of information and drill down seemingly insurmountable projects into manageable tasks. To be as productive as possible, you need to have a clear understanding of what’s important (and what isn’t), be aware of what’s going on in your company and in your life, and create situations that allow you to focus on what matters most to your personal and professional development.. Clarity of Vision To focus on the most important things in your world, you need to start with a solid vision of what the most important things are. It sounds obvious, but it’s way too easy to get bogged down in the details of …