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The Power of Deadlines To Keep Your Concierge Business On Track

Remember when you were in school and the first day of class your teacher handed out the syllabus for the semester? Right there in black and white she’d given you the due date for that semester’s big project. You had about 14 weeks from beginning to end. Maybe you were the type of student who […] read more

Want to Build Your Concierge Business? 6 Tips to Keep You Focused

          Wow! Here’s a scary statistic for you: 50% of Americans say they only work for 15 minutes before becoming distracted. Or…how ‘bout this one? 53% say they waste an hour or more of work time each day because of disruptions. It’s all too common for even the most dedicated and […] read more

The Easiest Way To Set Your Concierge Business Apart From The Competition

  If you really want your concierge business to stand out and be unique, make a     commitment to providing the best customer service you can every day with every customer. Unlike your business model and the prices you charge, great service can never be copied. In St. Louis, my city, a quick Google […] read more

5 Must Reads For The New Concierge Business Owner

Owning your own small business requires a skill set not usually developed in school or even through experience. Here are 5 books I recommend for your reading list:   The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don’t Work and What To Do About It by Michael E. Gerber. This book tells you how to make […] read more

Building Your Concierge Business: Conquering The Fear Factor of Spending Money

A huge fear many of us face in our small businesses is a fear of spending money on our businesses. Face it, even after we start making a profit, it’s hard to let loose of those dollars on something that may or may not pay off. Unfortunately, this fear factor can be debilitating and put […] read more

Starting Your Concierge Business: Conquering The Fear of Selling Factor

Now that you’re in business you have to find customers. If you’ve participated in our webinar “Ten Places To Find Your First Concierge Customers” you have an inkling where to start. Even if you haven’t had a chance to attend the free webinar, you know you’re going to have to get out there and sell […] read more

Starting Your Concierge Business: Conquering The Technology Fear Factor

If you’re a new small business owner you’re facing many situations for the first time. It’s easy to second guess yourself, or even worse become immobilized by your fears. Well, in the next few posts we’re going to identify and tackle what’s holding you back. Huge rewards await you when you push past the fears […] read more

Join The Instant Concierge Facebook Community-Valuable Resources For Concierge Business Owners

    If you’re not following The Instant Concierge on Facebook you’re missing out on all kinds of free and useful resource material specific to running a successful concierge business. We help start your day by posting an affirmation every morning on The Instant Concierge Facebook page. Affirmations are positive statements that help condition your subconscious […] read more

Lessons From The Big Guys To Help When You’re Starting Your Concierge Business

This week I did an amazing amount of shopping for various clients and it got me thinking about what makes the places I went to—Walmart, the Apple store, Home Depot, etc. the successes they are and whether I could implement some of their philosophies in my own concierge business. Here are my takeaways: Be/Do One […] read more

Finding Time To Build Your Concierge Business

As your concierge business grows and your days are busier and busier completing tasks requested by your customers, it’s important to still carve out time to build your business. Consultants suggest you spend 50% of your time doing strategic planning. How do you do that without working 15-18 hours a day, seven days a week? […] read more

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