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Kidz Cab: The Black Owned, “Uber For Kids”

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Kidz CabAireal Taylor is founder of Kidz Cab. Her company transports children ages 4-16, back and forth to school and various extracurricular activities. If you have a child, you know that these days, managing the kiddies’ schedules requires an assistant, a manager, and a junior assistant. They’re busy little people! We can barely keep up with them half of the time.

We chatted with Aireal and this is what she had to say:

Kidz Cab: The Black Owned, “Uber For Kids”

SB: Parents are usually overly safety conscious when it comes to their children. What are some of the lengths do you go to to ensure the safety of your passengers?

Aireal: Safety is definitely our number one priority at my company, highly vetting our employees is first and foremost. Our employees undergo a federal background check, identity verification, random drug and alcohol screening and more. We also use a fleet technology that tracks all of our vehicles in real-time, it also sends destination alerts to parents and tracks the drivers driving and vehicle idle time on location.

SB: Since your launch in August of this year, you have had over 200 parents register for your service. To what do you attribute this demand for your service?

Aireal: I really didn’t know that my service would take off so fast! I believe that the concept itself is what brought on demand for my service. In the busy times we live in, parents need help! I brought them a safe alternative to their transportation dilemma.
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SB: You came up with the idea of Kidz Cab while doing research for a marketing assignment in college. What data did you come across that convinced you that this was a good business idea?

Aireal: Honestly, not finding a multitude of companies with the concept out there! I thought the idea was something that would be so valuable to busy parents and I was very surprised there was not much out there.

SB: If you could develop a skill overnight that would improve your life or your business, what would it be?

Aireal: A skill I’d love to develop overnight to improve my business would be graphic design. Graphic design is such a valuable skill to have, from creating your own social media templates, letter heads, business cards, websites etc. it gives you more control over your business.
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SB: What has been the most gratifying part of your entrepreneurial journey so far?

Aireal: Knowing that I’ve created something that I can continue to expand on that will not only help individuals but will also be something that I can leave to my family is most gratifying.

SB: What advice do you have for aspiring entrepreneurs?

Aireal: My advice for aspiring entrepreneurs is to plan diligently. Making sure to thoughtfully plan things out before executing is so important for sustainability. A lot of times entrepreneurs are so excited to get their product or service out that they skimp a bit on planning, DON’T!

If you’re in Detroit and want to contact Kidz Cab, you can reach out to Aireal at: 248.719.4885. They’re booked for Fall 2015 so get your requests in early for 2016!

Tony Oluwatoyin Lawson

18 Comments

  1. I swear by Uber for me an my kids, if this was in Washington it would be so helpful with our busy schedules . This is something amazing an It will be successful congratulations to you an all your future success.

  2. We need this in of county Maryland. This would be a life saver. I drive for Uber and if I could do this and drop my kids off at practice and other kids that would work too. Or I could use the service so I could have time to drive for Uber and Lyft. I’m interested. Great Idea

  3. Accidentally came across your site……being originally from Detroit (7 Mile & MacKay)
    am very pleased to see such great work……excellent presentation and content…..look forward to your continued success!!

  4. Let me know if you want to expand!! Washington, D.C. Could really use something like this and I’d be more than happy to drive.

  5. Hi, I currently drive for Uber and Lyft, would be very interested in franchising and or driving For Uber for Kidz here in Atlanta.

  6. Very good idea!!! I am an entrepreneur in Pittsburgh if u out want to expand let me know I would be interested

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