In today’s instant economy, just about any service can be summoned through mobile apps.
Dallas-based Skratch has launched an app that’s designed to help teenagers find gigs nearby. It’s available in North Dallas and several other ZIP codes. And, giants in the space include HomeAdvisors and Amazon Home Services.
“I wanted to create a platform that gives everyone an unbiased and equal opportunity.”
Now, the latest startup to tackle the increasingly competitive sector is called EezyBee, a Silicon Valley-based company that launched in November.
EezyBee founder Izza Jahari wants to expand to North Texas with a whole range of services from yard work and deliveries, to dance lessons and legal services.
The service providers could be businesses or just individuals who have a talent, skill, passion, or hobby and want to earn some extra money, Jahari said.
“I wanted to create a platform that gives everyone an unbiased and equal opportunity,” Jahari said. “We want to create a healthy, efficient process for the providers and the seekers. You should have convenience in life without having to drain your pocket, too.”
Plenty of competitors have launched in recent years, so Jahari said it’s important for EezyBee to stand out. The goal is to offer STAAR (Seamless, Trustworthy, Affordable, Accessible, and Reliable) services through the app, she said.
Pricing is announced upfront so users don’t have to go hunting quotes.
EEZYBEE DOES BACKGROUND CHECKS ON PROVIDERS
Background checks are done on all the service providers and the individuals who hire them can do their own background checks. They also have ratings so seekers know they are getting someone good or bad.
All the payments, scheduling, messaging, and other functions are done through the app.
The company’s name also is an acronym, standing for Efficient Effective Zesty Bee.
EezyBee plans to step up its social media and marketing presence in North Texas to get the word out.
“My team is currently in the middle of conducting a nationwide marketing and brand visibility campaign to grow our user demographic as fast as possible,” she said.
Teenagers can even use the app to find work as long as they upload a document that shows they have parental permission.
Though she’s based in the San Francisco Bay Area, Jahari’s considering relocating or establishing an office elsewhere because of the extremely high cost of living there.
She said Dallas would be a perfect choice. The company has four employees now, including her, but that number could double by the end of the year.
EEZYBEE COULD BE A SOLUTION FOR BUDDING ENTREPRENEURS
EezyBee could help budding entrepreneurs launch their own business — they just put themselves and their product or services out there and see if there’s interest, Jahari said.
“Once they can identify that, then they can see whether it’s something that’s sustainable,” she said.
It also works for retirees who could offer their services on the app.
“Ultimately, we’d like to have a significantly positive impact on productivity while also contributing to our communities …”
“You have a lot of time during the day and after a few months you get bored and you want to do something,” Jahari said. “They have gained a lot of experience that can benefit the younger generation. They can turn it on and off whenever they want to work.”
Jabari said she sees EezyBee as her mission in life as the cost of living rises and more people find themselves either needing extra income or are out of work.
“Ultimately, we’d like to have a significantly positive impact on productivity while also contributing to our communities, our health and wellness, our environment, and our economy,” Jahari said.
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