My name is PC and I am here to seek some feedback on a potential business plan. I’d really appreciate it if you guys could help.
Let me tell you guys a little more about myself: I am a Taiwanese woman who grew up in Taiwan and spent about 10 years in London, UK. I met my French husband in England, got married there, and now we have moved to Taiwan to start our new life here. In helping him to settle in an unfamiliar country, I realized how it could sometimes be difficult to get around and not knowing what to do and who to ask for help.
I am an anthropologist and I love learning about different cultures and life styles. I thrive on the unknown, even though it is at times really scary to go to a country you don’t know too much about except from books and the internet. It didn’t take me too much effort to get used to life in foreign countries, however I do understand how stressful it can be if you don’t know the local language and culture. My husband currently only buys food from convenience stores, because he can just pick up stuff and pay at the till using his Easy Card. No verbal communication needed (He does say ‘thank you’ in Mandarin though). It’s hard for him, but we are working to make his life in Taiwan easier by day.
So here’s my idea of making something that I want to do into a potential business: I want to help anyone who needs assistance to make their life easier, less stressful when they just move to Taiwan. Services may include finding a flat, getting furniture, dealing with the government/local authority, making applications, to name just a few. The rates will depend on the task.
I think I am pretty good at paper work, and I have a good eye for detail. I like to make plans and instructions so that everything is clear and easy to understand.
The reason why I want to call this a ‘local concierge service’ is that I know there are a lot of things one may need help when they just arrive in a new country. Sometimes the help you need is so small you don’t know whom to ask, or you don’t want to bother your friends/acquaintances just for things like grocery shopping. It’s like the concierge service in a hotel, they receive all kinds of questions and requests, and they will do their best to help (at least they are supposed to). Also, sometimes you’d pay someone to do something you can’t be arsed to do, like figuring out mind-numbing bureaucratic process and applications.
Thanks for reading this post, and if you could let me know what you think, both positive and negative feedbacks are welcome. Cheers!