4kids4me Posted September 23, 2012 Share Posted September 23, 2012 Ok, I was reading in Time magazine about people really starting to rent A LOT. Homes, vehicles, clothes, furniture. What caught my eye was a little caption about people renting others to do chores, such as folding laundry. And this got me thinking.... We have rent-a-husband companies here (tends to be house maintenance) or rent-a-wife (house cleaning) and even a rent-a-son (moving). But we don't have a general rent-a-? (not sure what you'd call it). Some ideas that I could include in a business: -house chores (think of anything) -dog walking/care -garden and lawn maintenance (fall cleanup) -driveway care in winter -organization -personal assistant -personal shopper (I would need to bring in my sis for that) -personal training (I would need my friend for that) -visitation (maybe for older folks) -house repair (husband's forte), which could include little things like sanding and restaining a deck, etc -child care -tutoring younger grades These are some of the things someone may need on a TEMPORARY basis, but may not want to commit to full-time (like a cleaning service or lawn care). I live in a fairly affluent area (outside Toronto...average house price would be in the 500,00-600,00 range, though our home is way more modest and we only have one income) So my questions: Is this a dumb idea? It's a "broad" company, rather than a specific one (only dog-walking or only lawn care). Any other ideas of things a company like this could provide? Any name ideas? Not sure what else to ask, but just throw feedback out there and I surely would listen to it all. I have NO business experience but just have this idea that I like. :) And I'm qualified...lol. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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