Kokomo Tribune; Kokomo, Indiana

January 19, 2014

Concierge service can take the load off

New Kokomo business takingnew clients.

From staff reports
Kokomo Tribune

---- — Here's a brief Q&A with Laurie Dowell, owner of a new concierge service in the Kokomo area, Your Time Management Service LLC.

What does Your Time Management Service do?

Today’s lifestyles are busier than ever, both parents working, school activities, sports and for some the list goes on and on. Your Time Management Service is a personal assistant/concierge service. We do all legal and ethical time consuming to-do-list items, reservations, scheduling, errands, shopping, deliveries, etc. ... We serve individuals and businesses, Monday through Saturday and Sundays by appointment.

What are some of the things you've done for clients?

People think that we are only an errand runner, picking up that gallon of milk, but we go far beyond that. We have picked up and delivered a forgotten school project to a student at school, served at gatherings, wrapped hundreds of gifts, cleaned up after a wedding, waited at a residence for a service man, visited with loved ones, picked up and delivered lunches to places of employment, scheduled doctor, vet, mechanic, and utility appointments, picked up and delivered evening meals from various restaurants, picked up and took a beloved pet to the vet, personal and grocery shopping, etc.

How many clients do you have?

Currently, 42 households and 2 businesses are enjoying having more time in their lives for work, play and family. It is exciting because we have a multitude of meetings set up with various businesses this year.

What do you do for business?

Personal Assistant/Concierge services are a surprisingly low-cost solution that can meet a variety of needs with a single provider. Businesses can customize a package of personal assistant/concierge services to enhance employee benefit packages, offer customers rewarding experiences and add value to their company.

How much does the service cost?

We offer contracts with savings starting at $30 per month. For non-contracted services we charge a fee of $13 per task plus incurred expenses. All non-contracted fees and expenses incurred, up to $100, are due upon completion of the task. Expenses over $100 are due before the start of the task. Hourly tasks are $20 per hour and are due upon completion of the task.

What areas do you service?

Currently, we are available in Kokomo, Galveston, Walton, Logansport, Peru and surrounding areas. Per request, we will be expanding to service the Carmel area in March.

Your Time Management Service can be contacted at 765-398-2241, www.yourtimemanagementservices.com or e-mail Your_TMS@aol.com

If you would like to have your new business featured on the Sunday business page, contact Business Editor Scott Smith at scott.smith@kokomotribune.com.