TMBA 450: The Best Remote Business Might Be On Your Doorstep

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Dan and Ian love sharing entrepreneurial origins stories on this show.

Today, we are bringing you one from someone who has chosen an unusual entrepreneurial path.

Neel Parekh is the founder of a cleaning services company called MaidThis, which operates all over Southern California. What makes Neel’s business special is that, even though it is a local company, he runs it completely remotely.

In today’s episode, you will hear Neel’s insights into why he stumbled upon the idea for his company, how he managed to create a “Remote Local” business, and how to seize opportunities that entrepreneurs often overlook in the digital space.

Transcript

Listen to this week’s show and learn:

  • How Neel got his feet wet in the venture capital world. (2:45)
  • What made Neel decide to start MaidThis and how his parents played a role in that decision. (5:47)
  • How entrepreneurs can build location-independence through local businesses. (17:03)
  • Neel’s hiring process for managers and remote staff. (20:49)
  • The dangers of “analysis paralysis”. (31:06)

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Published on 07.19.18
  • Jo Nicholas

    Thanks for this episode. I’ve been listening for a while, kicking myself for having a location-specific business (tourism in Rwanda!). Then I spent a month in Bali, then I listened to this episode and realised that my business is just as location-independent as any. My team and my mountain bikes have to be here in Rwanda, but I don’t.
    Cheers

  • Trend WHC

    Heard it from initial to last many times. Really inspiring story to provide cleaning service to the locals. With the same moto we also Established a cleaning company in 2014 called Maid For LA | Home and Office Cleaning Services | which is here to help solving all types of your home and office cleaning needs. We provide high quality and excellent cleaning services and attend every corner of your room. We organize your stuff and make your place spotless while you are spending that time on building your business and networking. We are just not limited to home and cleaning services only. We offer various cleaning services that includes,
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    2) Post construction cleaning service
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    READY FOR THE BEST CLEANING JOB OF YOUR LIFE BOOK-NOW at https://maidforla.com/book-now OR FOR DETAIL INFORMATION CALL US NOW: (323) 632-5693.

    Cheers! Maid For LA https://maidforla.com/

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