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Meet Cindi Knight of Girl Friday Personal Assistant Services

Today we’d like to introduce you to Cindi Knight.

Thanks for sharing your story with us Cindi. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
Girl Friday was created in 2012 with a handful of flyers and a dream! Our idea was to provide much-needed assistance to busy families and small businesses at an affordable rate. We recognized how our busy lifestyles leave very little time for life’s simple but necessary tasks – errands, handyman projects, getting things organized and cleaned out, and much more. Today, Girl Friday has over 100 qualified assistants and service providers who are ready to come to the rescue, offering old-fashioned solutions to all your modern day dilemmas.

We serve the greater Los Angeles area and are based in South Pasadena. Our clients include everyone from busy families and single parents to senior citizens, realtors, small mom and pop businesses and busy executives. Our goal is to tailor our services to each individual. All of our assistants and service providers are all carefully interviewed and screened.

Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
Girl Friday started as a labor of love. There was no business plan, no 5-year plan, no plan at all! Just the desire to provide sorely needed services to people much like ourselves. We grew steadily over the first couple of years and in the past 2 years have seen explosive growth. Therefore, the past 2 years have been the most challenging as we strived to build solid systems and procedures to make the company run more smoothly.

Of course, mistakes were made along the way, but we think that has made us stronger and we learned a lot from every single one. We hope to continue to grow every year and to eventually have a Girl Friday in every city in the US! Big goals.

Please tell us about Girl Friday Personal Assistant Services.
Girl Friday offers a wide variety of services, everything from babysitting, house sitting, pet sitting, handyman services, home organizing and office assistance. We are known for our high-quality providers and our quick response time to all client requests.

What sets us apart are the people who provide our services. We employ a wide range of ages and talents, from high school age babysitters to local moms who are looking to work part-time, to retired professionals who love working with animals and children.

If you had to go back in time and start over, would you have done anything differently?
If I had to start over, I would have had a business plan! To be honest though, when we launched the business we weren’t even sure if it would work. So we were hesitant to invest any money in it. In hindsight, had we done some research and had a plan, we would’ve realized that the idea was solid and worth investing in. That would’ve given us a firm base to start from.

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Stephen Lawrence, The South Pasadenan

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