Errand Solutions Blog

May 26, 2017 @ 11:15am

http://www.errandsolutions.com/sites/errandsolutions.com/assets/images/BlogPosts/pexels-photo-374631-smaller.jpgWedding season is in full swing, which means over a million couples will be tying the knot throughout the next 6 months.

As any current or past bride (or groom) will tell you, wedding planning these days can be a full-time job. Studies have found that the average wedding takes 250 hours to plan. And when someone has a full-time job, how do they do it? Well 90% of brides have admitted to wedding planning while at work. Between emailing vendors, shopping for dresses, picking out the invitations and just staring at their new, shiny, engagement ring, there’s a lot to do and only so many hours in the day to do it.

April 25, 2017 @ 2:34pm

http://www.errandsolutions.com/sites/errandsolutions.com/assets/images/BlogPosts/iStock_000003290693Large.jpgEver since I started Errand Solutions, we’ve been called a “concierge company”. And it makes me cringe! Our team is full of wonderful people whose job is to take care of our customers’ errands and help them live purpose-driven lives. But when I think of a concierge, I think of a snobby person behind a desk. They make recommendations based on who gives them kickbacks, not on what’s best for the customer. That’s not what I built. All I want to do is make people happy and make the companies they work for popular.

August 26, 2016 @ 1:39pm


http://www.errandsolutions.com/sites/errandsolutions.com/assets/images/BlogPosts/iStock_000013986668_smaller.jpgAs the summer comes to close and pre-season games for fall sports start up, two words strike fear in the hearts of managers: Fantasy Football. In the next few days, millions of people will gather to pick their players for their Fantasy Draft. Over the course of the following 17 weeks, league participants will be researching, building and managing their teams, as well as watching every Sunday, Monday and Thursday nights to see if their players are scoring touchdowns, making tackles and getting interceptions. Sounds like a great way to spend free time, but what happens when Fantasy Football becomes a priority over your job?

March 08, 2016 @ 12:40pm

http://www.errandsolutions.com/sites/errandsolutions.com/assets/images/BlogPosts/womens-day.jpgToday (March 8) is International Women’s Day, a day to celebrate the social, economic and political achievements of women. Here at Errand Solutions, we celebrate those things every day.

Errand Solutions is made up of 80% women, including our founder and CEO Marsha McVicker and our President Julie Silverstein. When I was interviewing with the company, hearing that the CEO was a woman immediately piqued my interest because that’s not something you see very often in the corporate world. In addition, as someone who has previously experienced sexist comments in the workplace, I knew that type of behavior would never fly here. I was excited to join a team filled with talented and respected women and I couldn’t wait to learn more from them.

November 09, 2015 @ 9:07am

http://errandsolutions.com/sites/errandsolutions.com/assets/images/BlogPosts/revolving-door.jpgWhen I first moved to Chicago, I found an awesome apartment with two friends. We were living on our own, for the first time in the big city, and we had two floors and a garage and a killer back yard with a giant grill. It was pretty much the dream of any 22-year-old college grad.

But then, the real world set in. After a few months, one of the guys missed Iowa too much and decided to move back home. So my roommate and I were left with an empty room in a great apartment.