Monday, September 03, 2007

Smart Idea at UA

I've always wondered why students don't start more small enterprises on campus to try and make money. Now via a Facebook link I found, a service that picks up your laundry at your dorm or apartment, washes it or even drycleans, then drops it back off. They have different plans, but appear to charge about 50% more than services around campus that require you to drop-off and pick up laundry.

Services like this aren't going to hit it big. You just can't expand that nationwide because it's too easy to copy. But compared to most student jobs, doing that would be fun and probably more profitable.

Moreover, it's a great service to students with the cash. Outsourcing more personal tasks is going to be a steadily growing thing for years. And it makes sense- people should focus on what they're good at, and if they say have a job that pays $15/hour and they would reduce their labor by an hour for every $5 they spend on, it makes sense.

Anyway I have no idea who is running this- they are unfortunately a bit too secretive on their web site. But I wish them luck. If nothing else, it will be a good lesson in business.


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