Let's face it; today's busy lifestyles mean that a lot working people just don't have time for even the simplest of errands, such as taking the family pet to the veterinarian for a routine checkup, buying Aunt Sue a birthday present, or picking up the kids after school. Which is great news if you're a multitasker looking to start your own simple, inexpensive, yet potentially very profitable business. An errand service can be operated with nothing more than a cell phone and reliable transportation. Land clients by networking and by creating a simple marketing brochure explaining the services you provide along with your contact information. The brochures can be pinned to community bulletin boards, hand-delivered to homes and businesses and distributed with the local newspaper. A few promotional items such as pens and memo pads emblazoned with your company logo, name and telephone number given out to potential customers will go a long way as a daily reminder of your fast, reliable and affordable errand services. This is the kind of business where growth is fuelled by referrals, so customer service and satisfaction are the most important goals. The Market
Busy individuals who need a little help getting their day to day errands done. You can also market your services to small business owners.
If you don't have any specialized skills or experience, you can still make good money running errands for other people. Having an errand-running business isn't a bad deal, either. Do you like working "out of the office", being on the move and a constant change of scenery? Errand running could be the ideal business for you, without the headache of long-distance travel.
You don't need much financially or equipment-wise to start - a vehicle is ideal, but actually a bicycle may be able to handle jobs just fine. If you have a truck or van, you increase your job options, and the rates you can charge. By the way, errand running can be a convenient part-time...
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