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Personal Concierge Debra Bailey at Your Service


"I need one of these," Debra Bailey says, holding up a nondescript porcelain salt shaker. "Exactly one of these. Find me one of these."

It may seem trivial, but fulfilling such requests is what Debra excels at as principal of Bailey Solutions, Austin's elite personal concierge service. It doesn't matter how big or small, random or common, routine or infrequent the task, "Yes," Debra says, "is always in my vocabulary."

Time is money now more than ever, and because Bailey Solutions saves you time by freeing you up to do the things you want to do, it's a service you can't afford to not have. Bailey Solutions offers reasonably priced, timely solutions to the every needs of a diverse clientele, improving their quality of life, restoring their balance of work and play, and relieving their unnecessary stress.

Executives working overtime need a personal concierge to facilitate complex, high-level tasks. Stay-at-home moms busy with the kids need a personal concierge to wait on repairmen and help orchestrate the family's schedule. Entrepreneurs focused on getting their businesses off the ground need a personal concierge to coordinate their billing, dry cleaning, and groceries. Even grad students have used Debra for one-off jobs. Because while her focus is on project management, organization, and errands, she'll take on just about anything.

"After living in my new house for over a year and dreading every time I opened my garage door, due to it being filled with boxes and stuff, I finally called Debra at Bailey Solutions," says Emmy S., of Austin. "She was quick to respond and kind not to tease me about the wealth of my junk. In three hours we tackled the mess and donated a ton of stuff, so not only did I get my garage back, I gave back to the community."

When you think concierge, you think hotel lobby--an insider with infinite connections to the city you're visiting. Now concierge are everywhere. Shopping malls. Hospitals. Private companies. In 1998, there were only an estimated 50 personal concierge in the U.S., according to the International Concierge and Lifestyle Management Association, but now it's thought there are thousands around the world. These are professionals bound by industry standards, not glorified runners. Indeed, Debra Bailey is a partner in her clients' pursuit of success. "You want to work smarter," Debra says, "not harder."

The growth of the personal concierge industry is in part attributed to the proliferation of technology and social media, which have distracted us from the minutiae of everyday life. With a personal concierge, clients are assured the "routine"--keeping appointments, returning calls, general planning--doesn't fall through the cracks. "When you miss that ball," Debra says, "I'm there to catch it."

Because clients' needs can vary drastically, there is no template for how a personal concierge operates. But the best are self-starters who are flexible, resourceful, and solve problems quickly and effectively. Debra has exemplified these traits personally and professionally. She is a triathlete, by nature a disciplined time manager. She is also a veteran of the hotel industry, a business defined by taking care of people.

Debra founded Bailey Solutions four years ago, after twelve years with White Lodging, a leader in the ownership, development, and management of premium brand hotels. In her tenure with Marriott, she learned the business from the ground up. She graduated from the front desk to supervisor of housekeeping and dining, before becoming assistant general manager and finally general manager. She was also on the new-hotel-opening task force and taught leadership classes. "Everything I've done in my career has led me to this exact moment," Debra says.

Of course, a personal concierge is only as good as their network of service providers. There simply isn't enough time in the day to get it all done alone, plus certain tasks require particular technical knowledge. Debra is connected in Austin. She grew up here. She shaped her career here. She is an active member of the Austin Chamber of Commerce, Metropolitan Breakfast Club, and Impact Austin. She is also a proud member of Business Networking International, the world's largest referral organization.

When you enlist Bailey Solutions, you enlist not just Debra Bailey but a small army, every soldier with a specific skill set, each working for you, freeing you up to be more productive, more successful, more full of life. "It's about knowing the right people at the right time," Debra says. "The only phone number you need is mine."

Austin Farmers Market Shopping Service Added!

Bailey Solutions partners with Austin Farmers Market to provide personal shopping from the farmers market on Wednesdays and Saturdays.  "No time to make it to the market?  Now there is no excuse not to support your neighbors at the market!

Get a variety box of your choice i.e. fruits, veggies, meats, cheese, coffee, eggs for a flat fee plus cost of items, for the shopping and delivery w/in the metro area.  The metro area is IH35 to the east, hwy 71/Ben White to the south, Capital of Tx Hwy to the west and 183 to the north.  Delivery on Wednesdays will be at approximately 5pm and Saturdays at approximately noon to 1pm.

And of course you can still get personalized shopping at our usual hourly rate.  Delivery for this service is also personalized to your preference.

www.austinfarmersmarket.org

BCDOG-Bull Creek Dog Off leash Group

Bull Creek Dog ParkAfter the City of Austin Watershed Department traced harmful levels of bacteria in Bull Creek from dog poop, Bailey Solutions took action to officially adopt the off leash area of Bull Creek District Park.  This is an all volunteer group that will help educate users of the park about the importance of picking up after your dog.  In addition the group will patrol the off leash area, improve and maintain the area, and hold educational and fund raising events.  Please consider helping Bailey Solutions be a good steward for our environment by joining BCDOG today!

Bailey Solutions Sponsors Texas Triathlon Series Again For 2008!

Texas Tri SeriesCome see Bailey Solutions "Your Go 2 Girl" at the Texas Triathlon Series!
Enjoy a stress free race with the help of Bailey Solutions.
Now you don't have to worry about forgetting those little things that keep you up the night before a race.
The "Go 2 Girl" will be in the transition area ready with a variety of items you might forget such as goggles, official swim cap, body glide, sunscreen and more! 
We will even be there to help with those other pesky little things like forgetting your timing chip or your race number.
All race day services will be provided compliments of Bailey Solutions.

www.texastriseries.com

Bailey Named President of the Hope Food Pantry Advisory Board

Hope Food Pantry just one of many donations made to non-profit agencies by Bailey Solutions.

April 1st, 2008 (Austin,Tx) - Debra Bailey of Bailey Solutions has been named President of the Hope Food Pantry Advisory Board.  The Hope Food Pantry began in 2000 and serves thousands of needy individuals and families in the Austin community.  "The Advisory Board was looking for a new President and I had been volunteering at the pantry for several years as a grocery packer.  They needed someone with my expertise in organization, goal setting and problem solving to help lead the pantry and the board."  Said Debra Bailey, CEO of Bailey Solutions.  "I am just so honored to be able to help.  It is my belief that volunteering and giving back to the community is paying rent for living."

Bailey Solutions makes numerous in kind donations to local non-profit agencies like Hospice Austin, Heart House, American Heart Association and Trinity Episcopal School every year.  Their latest project is adopting the Bull Creek Off Leash Dog Park at Bull Creek.  Debra is also involved with the local philanthropy group Impact Austin as a Focus Area Committee member and sub committee leader.  "I'm blessed to have the resources intellectually and financially to be able to make a difference in peoples lives.  It is important to be good stewards of our life and to give back what we can."  "That is also the goal of Bailey Solutions, we truly help people get control of their lives and by helping to do that we do our small part to make the world a better place."

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