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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
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
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
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Tuesday, January, 13th, 2015
Launching a mobile app is a logical next step for us. Most of the conversations that happen between our users are via their mobile phones, said TalkLocal Chief of Products Amandeep Bakshi, citing a r... 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
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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
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
BostInno press logo
Monday, September, 8th, 2014
With offices in Washington, D.C. and San Francisco, talklocal helps consumers searching online find and connect with local businesses in real-time via phone. Rather than force people to flip through t... 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
ARLnow press logo
Monday, July, 14th, 2014
Finding a service provider is not efficient at all. But with us, you literally can have three companies that have chosen to work with you, and you can be done with your task in 15 minutes. ... read more
Tech Cocktail press logo
Monday, February, 24th, 2014
"Investors and founders are engaging in a high-risk venture-to doubt is human. But keep the dialogue productive by hinging statements to facts and figures. Compare metrics to the previously defined go... read more
Tech Cocktail press logo
Sunday, June, 9th, 2013
Anyone who walks away from the negotiating table having gained no new knowledge or insight is doomed to face difficulties as they build their business. Every negotiating table serves food for thought.... read more
Digital Journal
Tuesday, May, 28th, 2013
Now, my trainer drags me from my computer and kicks my butt at the gym. I get back to work more focused, energetic and less stressed than before.... read more
The Washington Post press logo
Thursday, May, 16th, 2013
Long hours and focused attention require maximum comfort. And, to make sure everyone’s comfortable being comfortable, we actually discourage guests and job applicants from dressing to impress around... read more
Smart CEO Magazine press logo
Monday, March, 11th, 2013
Set concrete and well-informed funding goals. Funding is a means to an end - growing the business. ... read more
Tech Cocktail press logo
Friday, March, 1st, 2013
Finding local service providers -like dentists, computer repairmen, and movers- should be easy. Unfortunately, in many parts of the country it isn't. Good news- Seva Call is here!... read more
The Scene Bisnow press logo
Friday, March, 1st, 2013
Seva Call won fan favorite startup of the night, Seva Man even came out for the night.... read more
Tech Cocktail press logo
Friday, March, 1st, 2013
Finding local service providers -like dentists, computer repairmen, and movers- should be easy. Unfortunately, in many parts of the country it isn’t. Good news- Seva Call is here!... read more
PR Web press logo
Tuesday, February, 26th, 2013
In Charlotte, residents can find and contact helpful neighboring professionals- like landscapers, exterminators, handymen, and tutors- without getting tangled in the world wide web.... read more
Potomac Tech Wire press logo
Thursday, January, 31st, 2013
The company now operates in more than a dozen cities... read more
CityBizList press logo
Wednesday, January, 30th, 2013
Customers typically invest 30 minutes researching local service providers and calling companies that don’t exist or can’t help. Now, New York City residents will be able to hear from an available ... read more
Tech Bisnow press logo
Wednesday, January, 30th, 2013
Seva Call's march across the country continues, the company just launched its largest city to date: NYC.... read more
CityBizList press logo
Wednesday, January, 30th, 2013
Customers typically invest 30 minutes researching local service providers and calling companies that don't exist or can't help. Now, New York City residents will be able to hear from an available serv... read more
PR Web press logo
Wednesday, January, 30th, 2013
Bringing our services to the Big Apple was a top priority of ours because we know how busy New Yorkers are... read more
Washington Business Journal press logo
Tuesday, January, 15th, 2013
Seva is aiming to disrupt an old-school model for finding professional services, allowing consumers to article their need and having businesses contact them directly. ... read more
PR Web press logo
Friday, January, 4th, 2013
It's fast, it's easy, and it's about time for consumers to just sit back and relax.... read more
Tech Cocktail press logo
Friday, December, 21st, 2012
Seva Call is taking on the huge and dense New York City next month, and plans to be in 100 cities by the fall.... read more
Tech Bisnow press logo
Wednesday, December, 19th, 2012
Sevacall, including Super Hero Seva Man, has been practicing their Boston accent for the company's launch in the New England city this week... read more
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Tuesday, December, 18th, 2012
Seva Call's an online matchmaker that (within minutes) hooks up people in need of services with the qualified fix-it pros who provide them... read more
CityBizList press logo
Tuesday, December, 18th, 2012
The service will help cut out the hassle of researching and instantly connect consumers to high quality service professionals... read more
Washington Post - Capital Business press logo
Monday, December, 10th, 2012
In the office, we like to get cupcakes for the team. It’s something small that most people love to devour.... read more
Wharton Guest Blog press logo
Wednesday, November, 14th, 2012
Wharton network helped me set up meetings with venture capitalists and angel investors. I'm proud to say that my anchor investor is a Wharton graduate.... read more
StartUp America Guest Blog press logo
Monday, November, 12th, 2012
It's such a great feeling to accomplish something you have been working so hard for. There is this pride and joy of building something on your own.... read more
Tech Zulu press logo
Monday, November, 12th, 2012
Being an entrepreneur is about making a commitment no matter how painfully difficult it is to keep it.... read more
PowderKeg press logo
Thursday, October, 18th, 2012
Being an entrepreneur is about making a commitment no matter how painfully difficult it is to keep it.... read more
Fox 19 press logo
Tuesday, October, 16th, 2012
Let Seva Call do the research for you!... read more
PR Web press logo
Tuesday, October, 16th, 2012
Our service helps consumers instantly find the right professional for their service needs so they can get outside and enjoy the last few weeks of tolerable weather... read more
WICU 12 / Erie press logo
Friday, October, 12th, 2012
If you need to clean your gutters or get a tooth pulled, a new Internet-based service can help you out. ... read more
Distilled Intelligence press logo
Thursday, October, 11th, 2012
Our President, Manpreet Singh was a judge at DI 2.0 in DC.... read more
Metro Philadelphia: Home press logo
Tuesday, October, 9th, 2012
Next time the toilet backs up, have the plumber call you.... read more
Smart CEO Magazine press logo
Monday, October, 1st, 2012
We are ready to seize any opportunity... read more