A couple of months ago we started using an app called TaskRabbit, and it’s really improved the efficacy (and costs) of our temporary hiring. The app & the website are incredibly user-friendly, and every person we’ve hired has been excellent.
With TaskRabbit, you post a job you need done and almost immediately you’ll receive several responses from willing applicants—all of whom have been vetted by TaskRabbit—who will offer to do most things for a set & reasonable price you work out with them on-point (you don’t even pay the person directly, you just pay TaskRabbit, so there’s no concern about whether someone is an independent contractor or making payments-through-3rd parties).
This can be so valuable to SBEs because most of us don’t have a huge staff to carry out every single small chore. For example, we’ve used TaskRabbit to find someone to hand-address our holiday cards and even serve food at our holiday party, so it’s already saved me about 4 hours of tedious handwriting & waiting tables.
We’re also in the process of updating and cleaning up our database—and I’m going to hire a TaskRabbit for that, too. Check it out, because I’m sure that a TaskRabbit is out there who can help you do whatever you need done.
Pat Pat Ahaesy, CMP, CSEP
Certified Women Owned Business
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