My Own Personal Assistant – I can dream, can’t I?

by | Sep 4, 2011 | Notes while surfing

While doing research on an article about female CEOs in technology-based companies, I ran across Leah Busque, CEO and founder of Task Rabbit.
You can find Leah at:

Wouldn’t you love it if someone would take care of the little errands that have to get done but you’ve got no time to do them? I have an old friend who is a CEO in a large company, due to the red-tape involved in mentioning what company and who I’ve opted not to name her and the company. Been there, done that. This friend often says, usually when she’s got too many balls in the air, “I really need a wife.” I know, its kind of a sexist statement, but knowing the source of the comment I know what she means. ¬†She knows that women are so good at getting done what has to be done. Leah Busque needed something done when she didn’t have time to do it and the result was Task Rabbit.

Image representing Task Rabbit  as depicted in...Image via CrunchBaseTask Rabbit is like having your own staff of personal assistants without the hassle of contracts. Say you forgot to buy dog food, you post it on Task Rabbit, either on their website or phone app, and receive a notification that someone’s taking care of it for you. Wouldn’t it be dreamy?

“TaskRabbits are friendly, awesome people in your community who are either under-employed, retired, parents with grown children, or folks who just want something more interesting than a standard desk job.”

The most popular tasks appear to be donation pickup, IKEA delivery and assembly and whole foods delivery. If you leave comments about the person who completed the Task you get “carrots” that can be applied to a free task.

Unfortunately, Task Rabbit is limited to major cities and is not in my area. Task rabbit locations: Boston, New York City, Orange County, San Francisco Bay Area, Los Angeles; With Chicago, Portland, Seattle soon to be added. If you don’t see your city listed you can drop them an email to request a task rabbit.

There are other websites that offer what is called virtual assistants that I guess I could check out for my area. The top two include and

Not having a TaskRabbit, I gotta run: so much to do, so little time.

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