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

Class act: Angie's List employees make a difference for kids

August 29, 2014     Business and Leadership
You could write a book about the generosity of Angie’s List employees. At the very least, you could write a book report. The latest chapter in the ongoing story of our team stepping up to help others came when classes resumed recently at the public school nearest our Indianapolis east-side headquarters. Employees throughout our multi-building... Read More

Behind the scenes: My role as a consumer educator

August 29, 2014     Consumer Empowerment
One of the best things about my job is that I get to spend part of it informing consumers about hiring right and taking good care of their homes, health, cars, pets and more. I started doing this in the mid-1990s, when I was the first Angie’s List employee, printing scam warnings, tips and advice in a member newsletter. As I spent more time with... Read More

6 ways to mismanage your online reputation

August 05, 2014     Business
Consumer reviews are pretty much a fact of life in modern business, but some companies take the wrong approach to managing their online reputations, actually hurting themselves in the long run. Business journalists frequently ask me about this topic and I’m only too happy to share what we at Angie’s List have learned over 19 years. I got the... Read More

Business advice for all seasons

December 05, 2013     Business
When the editors at LinkedIn invited me to offer holiday-season advice to small business owners, I was happy to participate with an essay based on my 18 years of experience with businesses of all sizes. Even though the LinkedIn commentary was promoted ahead of Small Business Saturday, I believe the tips apply at any time of year. Read it on... Read More

Employees’ kids explore work world

July 25, 2014     Business
It’s not everyday that I lose a hula hoop contest at work. But it happened recently, and for a great cause: Bring Your Kids To Work Day.That’s the Angie’s List version of Take Our Daughters And Sons To Work Day, the 21-year-old global effort to encourage children to sample the world of grownup work. Our event attracted 150 kids in grades K-12,... Read More

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