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Get My Batsuit, Alfred!

Start your own personal concierge service

This story appears in the March 2000 issue of Business Start-Ups magazine.

Think you want to be a personal concierge? Clients will probably ask you to plan meetings, schedule tee-times, or even locate and pre-screen child-care centers.

You're OK with that? They may also ask you to purchase a piece of jewelry for their anniversary with their mistress, plan a birthday party for their cat (complete with cake and party hats), hire an Elvis imper-sonator for a bachelor party, or move a batch of horse sperm through customs without proper documentation. And don't be surprised if they inquire as to whether you perform "unprintable acts."

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