Do you feel like you’re working long after your “day job” is over for the week? Don’t worry, Caitlin Collord with Managing Life’s Work (one of our new LAUNCH companies) is here to help. Hand over your grocery list and dry cleaning receipts; Caitlin will give you your life back.
How did you get the idea for your business?
I moved to Washington D.C. after college for my first corporate job. I quickly realized how much work and maintaining my apartment took up almost all of my time. I barely had time left for the things I used to enjoy, like grabbing dinner with friends, volunteering, working out, or simply just enjoying some “me” time.
I called my mom one day to complain (like most children do), and she gave me some tough love. She laughed at me over the phone and proceeded to explain to me how easy I had it: I was single with no children, living alone, and just beginning my career.
Like always, my mom was completely right; I did have it pretty easy. But that thought got me thinking – how do people who have more on their plate than I do, get it all done?
Upon moving back to my hometown of Cincinnati I decided to explore this idea further with the launch of Life’s Work.
That’s interesting. How much actual time do all these household tasks take up?
According to Statistics Canada, we spend almost 30% of our waking hours doing unpaid labor, from cooking and laundry to pet care, landscaping and errands. This load weighs especially heavy on women, who typically spend twice as much time on household chores as men.
What!? 30%! How can you give me back my life?!
On average, we save our clients 30 hours of work each month through daily, weekly and monthly services. We take care of daily tasks such as laundry, food preparation and light chores. Weekly tasks such as grocery shopping, errand running, and home organization. Monthly tasks such as home vendor management, wait service and event assistance.
How can I sign up?
You can reach out to Life’s Work via our website (www.managinglifeswork.com) to set up an initial consultation to discuss your needs and how we will help!
Speaking of help, Aviatra is helping your business take off. What are you most looking forward to being a part of Aviatra, and the LAUNCH program?
I am most excited about the opportunity to connect with like-minded business women. I look forward to learning more about each woman’s business and how they deal with ups and downs of entrepreneurship. I enjoy receiving feedback from my fellow classmates and mentors on my business, as well as offering my thoughts to them in return.
What are you hoping to learn?
I am looking forward to learning to how to continue expanding and scaling the business through the acquisition of new clients as well as through retaining and hiring more employees. I am interested in learning best practices on business structure, sales and marketing.
Now we can keep our work at work, thanks to you Caitlin!