So this might be a Deja Vu. A couple of weeks ago I talked to you about an uber for shop assistants. The idea behind it was: get somebody to help you if you have questions.
Last weekend, after I spent some time with my cousin who works in a large furniture shop, I came to the conclusion that I was thinking too complicated. Yes, being able to call somebody is very relevant. But very often you just need an interaction. And this, as quickly as possible.
This one is too obvious, banked for years in my Evernote folder, but still a great example for local business ideas:
An “Uber” for car washing.
I don’t really need to search for similar competitors – there should be plenty. But on the other side, there is plenty of room for this type of business. And here is why:
We live in an on-demand world. Everything we do needs to fit our schedule. This is the main reason why messaging/email became so popular – because we can control when and where we want to reply.
The “Uber for X” model became so popular, there is Uber for pizza, Uber for cleaning, even Uber for bodyguards.
One of the situations I really do need an Uber, I barely find one on the marked: shop assistants!
Let me start by saying that I love my kids! Kids need our love and constant attention. But the world still keeps spinning. Things come up you need to take care of. That doesn’t always get along. My wife and I were often wondered what other parents do when a sudden call or a meeting which cannot be postponed comes in. For many people, the solution is quite simple: grandparents!
I was born and grew up in Austria. English is a language we learn quite early in school. But quite late we start mastering it. Just before I graduated from school I started watching movies in English. And you know what? They are sooo(!) much better than the German versions.
Yet, 99% of all movie theatres in Austria show national versions. And I bet, this is no different in many other countries.
We live in a world where cars are everywhere. Everybody got one (kind of). Speaking of somebody who didn’t own a car until a couple of years ago: it IS liberating. BUT maintaining and taking care of gas is definitely not my favorite task!
Enter Booster Fuel.