in the hospitality industry, and go to city council meetings and befriend council members and local politicians. Join organizations such as the National Concierge Association. Remember: Someone out there knows something you don’t.
Create a business plan. Who is your target market? How will you market to them? What services will you provide? The answers to these questions must be included in a well-developed business plan. Put the details on paper so you can visualize your goals.
Do the paperwork. Contact your city and state legislative offices to find out what is needed to trademark your company name. Register your business and file other necessary paperwork.
Get startup cash. Kasner says a concierge business can be started with as little as $10,000. More investment will be needed depending on whether you’ll be renting or buying office space. Kasner does not recommend trying to run a home-based concierge business. Be sure to purchase insurance (it can range between $2,500 and $7,000 a year), establish a Website, buy office supplies, and produce marketing materials.