All posts tagged: entrepreneurs

Push Your Company As Far As You Can Every Single Day

Our founder Leah Busque knows a thing or two about staying motivated. Ever heard her speak? She’s constantly dropping nuggets of wisdom for founders and aspiring entrepreneurs alike. If you’re in need of a little inspiration to keep your business moving forward, look no further than this (free!) downloadable wallpaper we made to pay homage to something Leah says all the time: “Push your company as far as you can every single day.” Just click the image below to view in full size, then right click to download. For Mac: 1. Download the swanky wallpaper. 2. Go to Apple menu > System Preferences, select Desktop & Screensaver (in Personal section) 3. Select the wallpaper file. 4. Revel in the awesomeness of your new desktop image. For PC: 1. Download the swanky wallpaper. 2. Right-click the image 3. Select “Set as Desktop Background” 4. Revel in the awesomeness of your new desktop image. For iPhone: 1. Download the swanky wallpaper, then sync to your iPhone. 2. Click the “Photos” icon. 3. Select the picture, then select …

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.

The TaskRabbit Credo

Our mission is to connect busy people with entrepreneurs who can help them get things done. In the process, we’re bringing back that old time neighborhood spirit. In celebration of these incredible entrepreneurs who are the heroes of the TaskRabbit community, we’re thrilled to introduce the TaskRabbit Credo. This statement is a living document that reflects the spirit and mission of what it is to be a TaskRabbit. The TaskRabbit Credo We’re entrepreneurs. We decide when we want to work and how much we want to bid for each Task. We master every single Task because we love to make TaskPosters say “wow.” If things go wrong, we make them right. We’re awesome communicators because being that way makes every Task better. We know how to listen and ask the right questions, and TaskPosters love us for it. We think creatively to solve little problems before they become big problems. We’re trustworthy, not just because we’ve been vetted through formal channels, but because we’re dedicated professionals on a mission. We’re part of the movement working …

When TaskRabbit and Skillshare Meet…

Last night at The Hub in San Francisco, our marketing maven Jamie V. handed out some lessons to a sold-out Skillshare class. The topic? How to be a lean, mean marketing machine. Entrepreneurs, marketing and PR pros, and representatives from other collaborative consumption companies all showed up to see how we do it at TaskRabbit. Jamie’s core message was simple: “Give your customers amazing experiences, that’s what’s going to drive your business.” She spoke about the power our community members have in the development of TaskRabbit — pointing out that customer feedback is the most important element to making us better and better each day. At TaskRabbit, we test everything to see what works best for the TaskPosters and the TaskRabbits at the individual level. We also closely monitor community feedback on Twitter and Facebook to continuously improve the user experience. Jamie also talked about the importance of knowing and believing in your mission. Our mission at TaskRabbit is to bring back the neighborhood by providing a marketplace for micro-entrepreneurs to help their busy neighbors get …