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Romance On The Go, Concierge Services
Ta'Veca started Romance On The Go, Concierge Services in 2012. They detail the beginnings of their company in their Starter Story interview: 
Q: How did you get started on Romance On The Go, Concierge Services?
Before I officially started ROTGO, I was planning and designing romantic rendezvous for my husband, family, and friends, for FREE!
I would get calls asking if I could set-up a room for this birthday, that anniversary, or help me get out the dog house!
I would get calls asking if I could set-up a room for this birthday, that anniversary, or help me get out the dog house! The defining moment that allowed for Romance On The Go to be born was in October 2010, when my bridesmaids and close friends surprised me on my wedding night. My bridesmaids and close friends very strategically sneaked off and decorated our Honeymoon Suite with candles and rose petals throughout the suite. Hear me when I say “strategically”, I mean I never noticed that they were missing from the reception.
I learned later that they went up in pairs to do a little bit at a time! They even timed it so perfectly that a HOT BATH was ran for us! We could literally see the steam! Initially, my husband and I thought the hotel had set up everything until we saw some very personal and provocative messages written in lipstick on the mirror and note cards. They also had some personal “Love Items" (Those very products eventually became staples in our honeymoon suite packages) placed throughout the suite for us to enjoy our first night and throughout our honeymoon.
I couldn’t stop thinking about how amazing it was to walk into a suite on my wedding night, that screamed ROMANCE! I also kept saying to my husband, “Is this how people feel when I set up their room?” I was obsessed with the thought and I spent most of my honeymoon thinking about how I would’ve paid someone to do what my friends had done and what I had been doing for FREE for years! When we returned from our honeymoon, I started to research and explore the internet for businesses that were offering a similar service. I found one business in California, but the business wasn’t doing what I envisioned. I wanted to be a one-stop-shop for Romance! So, I started to charge my family and friends (this eventually became my “Seed Money”) and get feedback about the prices and effectiveness of my being able to plan and execute their romantic rendezvous. My family and friends became my beta test group!
During this time, I was working full time as a Master Level Therapist and I was doing family and couples counseling. I started to notice that I was constantly addressing intimacy and romance issues in my couples’ therapy sessions and soon saw the need for my business service and how it would alleviate the stress that planning a romantic rendezvous created and solved the “I don’t have time” issue that several couples would indicate in session. So I continued to further explore and consider a full line of services that couples would benefit from and how to make a fully operational business to meet the couple’s needs, “on the go”. So, I spent the next two years networking, building and branding Romance On The Go and made it an official business in February 2012 (Just in time for Valentine’s Day)! I still work full-time in my respective field. I have a business plan to eventually merge my professional career with my entrepreneur business.
Nonetheless, it is my plan to eventually take my “Side Hustle” to a full time operational small business in the next three to five years.
Contributors to this article:
- Pat Walls, Founder @ Starter Story
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