Angie Hicks

Angie Hicks is more than the name behind the nation’s most trusted source of local consumer service reviews. She’s a real person with a lot to say on many subjects, from what it takes to run an ever-growing business to why people should be savvier consumers of health care.

Angie's Commentary

Consumers Should Practice Reasonable Readiness

July 21, 2015     Consumer Empowerment
A colleague traveling overseas recently had her purse stolen. Gone were her passport, credit cards and 63 euros. She will admit to initial panic but mostly regretted precautions not taken, such as photocopying the passport or wearing a hidden travel wallet. Lucky for her, the situation quickly morphed from emergency to hassle after she cancelled... Read More

Consumers Deserve Free Speech Protection

July 07, 2015     Consumer Empowerment
I’ve said it before and I’ll repeat as often as necessary: I oppose any effort to stifle consumers’ right to freely discuss their honest experiences with providers of home, health and other services. That’s why I support the concept behind two federal bills, both currently assigned to congressional committees. As yet, they haven’t gotten much... Read More

Bidding Farewell to Our Very First Member

July 02, 2015     Assorted Topics
If we’re lucky, we can point to someone who was willing to take a chance on us when it really counted. For me, and for Angie’s List, Patty Bowman was one of those pivotal people. We count her as one of our dearest and earliest supporters. In 1995, hers was the first door I knocked on when I started trying to recruit members to what would become... Read More

Be a Homeowner in Good Standing

June 26, 2015     Consumer Empowerment
Crossing certain thresholds – such as graduating from school, embarking on a career, getting married or becoming a parent – can feel like joining a club: Now that you’re finally a member, you can appreciate what before you could only imagine. Buying a home is like that. Moving from renting to owning can be a heady experience. As with starting a... Read More

Sharing My "Aha Moment" through CNN Money

June 18, 2015     Business and Leadership
Editors at CNN Money recently invited me to join other business leaders in describing "aha moments" that have been instrumental to us as individuals and to our work as entrepreneurs. I was thrilled to be able to talk about something near and dear to my heart: How we at Angie's List are introducing career options to kids and helping service... Read More

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