cropped-cropped-iStock_000033131272SmallWHAT EXACTLY IS A CONCIERGE?This is a section from an online course that Katharine taught a while back. It’s a great discussion of the history of the concierge industry, the many different concierge niche’s around the world, and what type of person you need to be to do this work.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yk_lqLGtkrM

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A few great articles…

 

52 Ways Ways to Use a Concierge, by Katharine C. Giovanni, CCS – 52 Ways to use a Concierge

CNBC –Over The Top Concierge Services, by Colleen Kane –http://www.cnbc.com/id/50025624/Over_the_Top_Concierge_Services
 
ABC’s Good Morning America -How to Work From Home, Check Out Five Ways to Make Money From Home, By Tory Johnson –http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/JobClub/tory-johnson-work-home/story?id=11247868

(Katharine was instrumental in assisting Ms. Johnson in understanding the industry and finding concierge for her to interview.)

Huffington Post – The Help: Concierge Services Get Hyper-Personal, by Katie Bindley, Huffington Post

Forbes.com – In Pictures, Seven Easy To Start Businesses by Maureen Farrell –http://www.forbes.com/2007/11/07/small-business-startup-ent-manage-cx_mf_1107biztomorrow.html

Entrepreneur.com – How to be a Personal Concierge: Entrepreneur magazine – www.entrepreneur.com/article/37930

AARP – Are You Overwhelmed Caring for Someone Else? Call Your Concierge. Assistance with home repairs, buying groceries  http://www.aarp.org/relationships/caregiving/info-07-2011/senior-concierge-services-for-overwhelmed-caregivers.1.html

The Washington Post – When You Need Another You by Annie Gowen – www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/11/24/AR2007112400615.html

LA Times – How To Find The Right Service For The Right Price by Julie M. Makinen –articles.latimes.com/2007/sep/30/business/fi-assismeside30

Portfolio.com – Calling In Extra Assistance by Beth Kwon – www.portfolio.com/careers/features/2007/03/30/calling-in-extra-assistance

The Independent – London – Recruitment: Got a problem? Call a concierge… By Emma Jane Jones –http://www.independent.co.uk/student/career-planning/getting-job/recruitment-got-a-problem-call-a-concierge-464451.html

How Stuff Works – How a Concierge Works by Stephanie Watson –http://people.howstuffworks.com/concierge.htm/printable

Military.com –How to Start a Concierge Business, Durst and Haaren –http://www.military.com/opinion/0,15202,158504,00.html

Employee Benefit Advisor -It’s all in the delivery, by Bruce Shutan –http://eba.benefitnews.com/news/non-insurance-benefits-employee-employer-2719138-1.html

http://www.abcactionnews.com//dpp/news/region_south_hillsborough/people-hire-personal-shoppers-to-offset-more-hours-at-work

The Real Cost of Overtime Is Higher Than You Think, by Jennifer Leigh Parker – http://www.cnbc.com/id/46253669

8 Holiday Time-Savers -Shop When Others Don’thttp://www.realsimple.com/holidays-entertaining/holidays/holiday-time-00100000071751/page3.html

Hospitality: Where everything is possible By Zack Brophy http://executive-magazine.com/getarticle.php?article=14440