In the past week, two articles in the New York times identified the same need for Concierges services as we have with our own Montclair Concierges and New Jersey Concierges offerings, here in New Jersey.
The first piece "Free to Be Yourself (by Hiring a Personal Assistant)" by Julie Bick is centered on individual needs. The second "My Concierge Will Call Your Concierge" by Jack Smith focuses more on corporate settings. We believe there is also a market , which we will start serving soon in our New Jersey area, for services offered in smaller businesses and offices where a concierge service can deal with individual employee needs so they can focus on their work. We do agree with points highlighted in Julie Bick's piece that concierge services should not be only geared towards productivity but also as a way for busy professionals to free up some time for personal activities, be it resting, reading, yoga or anything you do not want to postpone doing anymore.
I guess we all come to realize that time is not a commodity.