After having no luck finding work after they lost their jobs, Stow residents Jayne Cormier and Tracy Starnes took matters into their own hands by taking on your matters.
"We tossed around a lot of ideas, and finally settled on the errand service because what we both had a lot of, was time, which is also kind of how we got our company name," said Cormier about the new company that just launched — Partners in Time, LLC. "It was Tracy's husband, Al, who suggested to Tracy to look into starting her own business with one of her friends."
The women have more than 50 years of combined business and administrative experience.
Cromier, who is also the president of the , and Starnes offer an array of services — they'll pick up and deliver lunch, bring pets to the vet/groomer, do grocery shopping, do Christmas shopping/wrapping, car registration or wait around for the cable guy.
All of those chores and things that you say to yourself, "I wish I had someone to do that ... " Partners and Time will do!
The duo partnered with Score in Akron to help set up the company. "They helped walk us through each step, and put us in touch with the services at the Akron University Law Department, which offers legal advice for small business start ups at a very reasonable and affordable price," said Cormier.
Speaking of reasonable/affordable prices, the business's services only cost between $5 and $25. Gift certificates are also available. (See attached .pdf for full pricing and services available.)
"If the business takes off like we hope, we will branch out to the surrounding communities," said Cormier, but for now the services are only being offered to residents in Stow and Munroe Falls.
"It is very exciting and nerve wracking at the same time, because you never know how your idea/business will be perceived, especially in this economy," said Cormier about starting a business in a poor economic climate.
"But, so far everyone seems to love our idea. Our thought is that with most companies downsizing, people have more to do with less time to run errands in their spare time," she said.
For more information, call 234-525-8611 or email the company.
The business is insured and bonded.