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

Reward Yourself for Home Project Progress

December 17, 2014     Consumer Empowerment
I like the way Lisa Savoie thinks. Whenever the Kansas homeowner takes a step toward a home-project goal, she rewards herself with a mug of her favorite tea or time with a good book. If you plan to better yourself and/or improve your home in 2015, follow Lisa’s lead and build in positive reinforcement for progress. Some of us need all the help we... Read More

Newsroom Wins Gold for Consumer News Features

December 17, 2014     Assorted Topics
Our members already appreciate our Newsroom  — they see the team’s work in Angie’s List Monthly magazine. In recent years, however, we’ve been serving a steady diet of online articles, graphics and videos to all consumers of home and health services. I’m proud to report that the Content Marketing Institute recently awarded gold medals to two... Read More

Happy to Call Indiana Home

December 17, 2014     Business and Leadership
Indiana is not flyover country, especially when you’re talking tech and business talent. I appreciated that anew at two recent celebrations of Hoosier innovation: Forbes’ Reinventing America summit and TechPoint Indiana’s Entrepreneur Bootcamp. For the TechPoint event, I was asked to join Mark Hill of Collina Ventures on a “veteran entrepreneur”... Read More

Show a Healthy Curiosity About Services

December 11, 2014     Consumer Empowerment
Part of being a smart consumer is asking questions to protect your interests. This is as true with health care as it is with any other kind of service. I encourage consumers to be at least as cautious and curious about health services as we are with home improvement projects. That means speaking up and asking those basic questions we sometimes... Read More

Remodeled App Makes Angie’s List Handier Than Ever

November 18, 2014     Consumer Empowerment
Angie’s List has always been about making it easy to connect to cream-of-the-crop contractors. That’s why I’m thrilled to show off our new-and-improved iOS app. The fresh, clean design makes it simple and fast to hire smart or shop for great local offers. (Our Android app will soon be updated, too.) But our apps are just the latest example of how... Read More

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