People running on tight schedules are the norm nowadays. There’s just so many important things to do and places to go to, that running errands slide down the priority ladder. Even kids nowadays are overscheduled and have so much activities. Welcome to life in the 21st century.
With this context, a new business has grown significantly in the last decade — the errand or concierge business. More people are now willing to pay somebody else to do the time consuming tasks of running errands instead of diverting their precious hours to these tasks. If you think you will enjoy picking up dry cleaning, walking the dog, getting the shoes repaired, hand delivering documents, doing the grocery or even picking up kids, then this business is right for you.
Running an errand business is a perfect home business for those who wants to work at home, but not tied at home. It is a business where there is no routine, and each day typically brings in different tasks and challenges. Note, however, that this business will only work if you are in a place where people live hectic and busy lives, especially urban areas.
To get more in-depth information on how to start an errand business, I suggest you check out the following books:
- How to Start and Operate an Errand Service by Rob Spina
- Start Your Own Personal Concierge Service by Entrepreneur Press
- The Concierge Manual: A Step by Step Guide on How to Start Your Own Concierge and/or Errand Service by Katherine Giovanni
- Ultimate Service: The Complete Handbook to the World of the Concierge by Holly Stiel and Delta Collins