Sharry Veil opened Allow Me Frederick as a personal assistant concierge service in Frederick County. She recently spoke with The News-Post about why she opened the business and the services she offers.
You offer a personal assistant concierge service. Tell me more.
What I do is I give people the opportunity to have more fun in their lives. I do all their errands that they don’t want to do, like going to the food store, taking care of their cars, running to the post office — all different types of things that people don’t have the time to do.
Who is your typical client?
I have two different types of clients. I have the elder adults who really don’t drive. I can’t transport them because I don’t have a commercial license for my car, but what I can do is run errands for them. Then there’s the young professionals who are just very busy. It gives them the time on the weekend to spend with their friends and family and enjoy the peace and tranquility of life.
How much is your service?
It’s $20 an hour.
How did you come up with the idea for this business?
When I first moved to Frederick three years ago, my friend owned a bed-and-breakfast and was very busy. I was pretty much retired, and she would ask me to go to the store and to run all of these different types of errands. I decided that I could get paid to do that for people and make them happy.
What are some of the popular tasks your clients ask you to do?
Going to the store, going to take cars in to be repaired, baby-sitting, going to the dry cleaners and going to the pharmacy.
What do you like about running this business?
I make people happy. It’s for my soul. It’s great.