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rachela77

rachel a.

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2 Reviews by rachel

12/7/17

Don't do this program.

They have a solid software program online they call SLAP. I'd say it's worth a flat rate of $500, but youll pay way more. And the consulting package, stay far away. Mediocre at best.

They require a 1 year contract with monthly fees which slides you into a total rip off. This is NOT worth $2,400 - $4,800 for that year, not even close.

Nice people, just overpriced, disorganized to a decent degree, and a low budget staff (they use $3/hr virtual assistants overseas who are a bit clueless as their admin support staff-not a good sign). The core people running it, and the 2-3 consultants, are below average, and a far cry from the quality you can find for the same price. Go find an independent business advisor at $400/mo. And most key players don't want to be there, including the founder!

Google the founder Carissa, youll see a few NY Times articles, including one showing she's been trying to get it out of debt and to leave/sell this org since 2011! One article: "Will a New Software Release Get Silver Lining Out of Debt?"

Wish I knew this before I signed up.

Not sure where they get their 10,000 small businesses helped numbers, but with only 2-3 consultants, either that number only bought the software part, or it's radically inflated. Staff turnover is pretty high.

Search elsewhere for entrepreneurial support. Or find a good consultant and pay as you go vs getting stuck in a financial commitment you will regret.

10/24/17

Excitedly I hired a handymen in 2014 as I moved into a new apt to assemble a few Ikea things.

Guy #1 was cheap, then I learned why. He had a mental issue. Was slow in speech and thinking. I'm all for putting challenged ppl to work, but in jobs that are well-suited. He couldn't finish the job. I had to step in and tell him what to do. Um, not what I was paying for, but I felt for him. Had to then hire a new guy instead.

Guy #2 who seemed great. Fast. Nice. But he had to return to fix a piece of furniture that in days got wobbly and crooked. Seemed ok then, but in months it happened again. This was not a cheap Ikea piece, I've not had pieces I'VE assembled over the years do this.

Guy #3 was a 'mounter'... I needed a curtain wire and shelves mounted. I chose a guy who "built a whole house w/his dad" once. This guy had to know, right? Was a bit more pricey. But no. In weeks my curtain wire began to pull and bend at the contact points, he returned and spent like 2 hours redoing it all. After several months I noticed my 1 of 4 shelves he installed was in fact upside down so things slid off from the incorrect slant I kept cursing. And a year later, when painting, I went to remove a wall mirror to paint, and the idiot used some freak screws which you need to go buy a special bit for. WTF? And then, of course, a year later, my curtains began to sag again (used these same wire cables before n they were fine for OVER 5 years). So I hired...

Guy #4. He was older and more experienced, I'm trying! And at the top price. This must work, right? And 6 mo's later, curtain wire seems ok... we'll see.

Summary: By now, 2 years on, 6 out of 8 furniture assemblies and wall mounts have issues. VERY disappointing and disheartening.

I recommend you DO NOT use TaskRabbit for any handymen, rather check at your local hardware store. They always have cards for local ones they hear good things about. I've loved one of mine, I just live in a different city now.

Only thing I've liked Taskrabbit for is accompanying me home from a small outpatient medical procedure as was required by law. But that's a no-brainer job.

And now I'm searching for an errand person and see it's $46/hr. WTF? It's a 20 min errand. I'll hire a regular messenger service for $25 thank you very much.

Disappointed in what in concept seems brilliant.

-Rachel

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