Can we meet in-person before I hire you?
Certainly! I would love to meet you and chat further about your needs.
What do you charge?
My rate of service is $35 an hour, with an hour minimum charge (time, thereafter, will be billed in 15-minute increments). While other businesses charge mileage and credit card fees, my costs are wrapped into a single, hourly rate for your convenience. Billing begins at the beginning of the commute to your first errand, or at your home or office (for on-site meetings, errands, etc). All expenses incurred on your behalf during a service call are due upon completion of the errand(s). Please note: expenses in excess of $125 must be prepaid. First time clients must pay all expenses in advance.
What if I need an errand completed outside of normal business hours?
I will try my best to accommodate errands that might not fall between the hours of 8:00am – 5:00pm PST Monday through Friday (including weekends and holidays). Please call, text or email and provide at least 24 hours’ notice.
Ok, sounds good. Is there an extra charge for services completed outside of those hours?
Yes, and thank you for asking! Errands completed before 8am, or after 5pm PST on weekdays, and all-day on weekends will be billed at $45 an hour. A $55 per hour service rate will apply on holidays.
How does grocery shopping work with Busy as a B?
I will ask for your list in advance of my shopping trip. The more specific the list, the better! Brand, size, flavor, etc. After my first trip, I will keep your list on file so that subsequent grocery runs will only need updates.
Do you offer gift certificates?
I sure do (and errand-running services make a great gift, if I do say so myself!)! You can purchase them in hourly increments of your choosing to gift to family, friends or co-workers. Then, they coordinate their services with me directly. You'd literally be giving them the gift of time!
Is there anything Busy as a B cannot do?
Due to restrictions imposed by my insurance carrier, I am not able to assist in the following areas:
Cooking or cleaning
How do I pay for your services?
Upon completion of your to-do list, Busy as a B will send you a breakdown of your charges, including hourly rate, plus any expenses incurred. You may pay using Venmo (my preferred method of payment), PayPal, cash, or check. Payment is due within 24 hours of completion of errands.
Uh-oh! I’m in a real pickle. Can I hire you the day-of?
Ideally, Busy as a B prefers a 24-hours’ notice to complete requested services. However, we understand life happens. Availability permitting, I will do my best to accommodate errands on the same-day. Services are scheduled on a first-come-first-serve basis.
Can you ensure my privacy, since you’ll have access to my personal information?
Absolutely. You betcha. Without a doubt. My professional background in Human Resources meant nearly a decade of upholding the strictest confidentiality standards for employees and clients alike. Rest assured: your information is safe with me!