Errand Solutions Blog

August 08, 2017 @ 12:00am

http://www.errandsolutions.com/sites/errandsolutions.com/assets/images/default/ITACityLights_FinalistsSquare.jpgThe ITA CityLIGHTS Awards program honors companies and individuals whose innovation and success drive growth in the technology industry and Illinois.

CHICAGO, IL – AUGUST 7, 2017 – Errand Solutions has been selected as a finalist for Illinois Technology Association’s 2017 ITA CityLIGHTS Outstanding Business Innovator Award. Errand Solutions makes people happy and companies popular. Through their Luv Your Life mobile application, an on-site presence and network of tech-enabled service providers, they’ve helped 3 million people by taking away the daily stresses of their personal to-do lists.

“Errand Solutions is pumped to be part of such a rocking group,” CEO Marsha McVicker said. “Every one of our fellow honorees brings something unique to the table, but we can actually bring the table, cater the meal and invite the guests as well. And if someone spills their drink, we can clean it up, send their clothes to the dry cleaner and deliver an apology and hostess gift, all through our Luv Your Life app! It’s been a long (and exciting) 17-year journey and we’re so thankful to ITA for recognizing the innovation and evolution we took to get where we are now.”

The winners for each category, with the exception of the CityLIGHTS Industry Champion, are determined by a compilation of the judges’ scores

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.