All posts tagged: temporary help

Seasonal Staffing Holiday Help

Dealing With Seasonal Demand

The holidays are time for families to come together, people to celebrate, and business operators to wake up in cold sweats, panicking about how they will manage the seasonal rush. If you’re a retailer, you’re faced with a larger than average influx of customers (a good thing), that may be standing around waiting for someone to help them because you don’t have enough employees in your stores (a bad thing). Even if you’re not a retailer, this is the time of year you add more and more items (holiday parties, client gifting) to your usual 5,000 item To-Do list. I know what it feels like, I’ve been through it. [pullthis]In the Fall of 2010, I ran a digital camera rental company and spent at least 10 hours a week cleaning, packing, and shipping cameras to satisfy rapidly expanding seasonal demand. You know what I wasn’t doing during those 10 hours? Running my business. I’ve learned a thing or two since then, like how to prevent my customers (and bank account) from feeling the burden of …

Small Business Holiday Help

How TaskRabbit Helped Dragonfly Cakes Handle the Holiday Rush

Soon, the orange and black cellophane-packed aisles of your local drugstore will be replaced by the red, green, and glittery gold of another holiday shopping season. Shoppers from around the country will begin seeking out the perfect gifts for the special people in their lives, and small businesses in New York and LA, Chicago and San Francisco, Seattle and Austin, will face their busiest months of the year. That’s exactly the situation Dragonfly Cakes found themselves in last holiday season. The Sausalito bakery, which specializes in petits fours, faced a massive rush that required bringing in extra hands. That’s when TaskRabbits swooped in to save the day. Working with TaskRabbits meant Dragonfly didn’t have to spend time searching for the right people — there were many friendly, reliable, and pastry-loving TaskRabbits available. With the help of a team of dedicated TaskRabbits, Dragonfly filled their orders, satisfied their customers, and they’re looking forward to another busy season. This year, more and more businesses are looking to TaskRabbit to handle the holiday rush. If your company could …