Website Address: http://www.mylocaltaxifinder.com
Year Started: 2016
I am interviewing the owner of my local taxi finder his name is Mark Simons.
Question: Why did you start my local taxi finder?
Answer: I decided to start my local taxi finder a few years ago after being on the road for many many years. Over the years i’ve seen an increase but also a big decrease of people using taxis. In London there has been a massive decline due to the likes of Uber and Hailo. I thought to myself If i can at least create a website which is easily accessible online then I can help the smaller companies be found online.
Question: Do you think the likes of Uber have effected the industry?
Answer: My honest answer is yes, I’ve seen many smaller taxi companies in London shut down as they can’t compare with the rates.
Question: What does my local taxi finder do?
Answer: Apart from the obvious it’s simply a comparison site for customers to use and easily compare different rates and book a local company. It doesn’t feature any of the big players such as Uber of Hailo.
Question: What is you plan?
Answer: Ideally i’ll be looking to partner with different smaller companies in different areas i’m going to first start in Kent. And i’ve launched my first page which is focusing on: tunbridge wells taxis. After this I plan on focusing on sevenoaks taxis. After this I’ll start concentrating on different areas I don’t plan of covering London as I believe this market is now saturated. See the below video i’ve created about launching a taxi business.
Question: So finally when will this project launch?
Answer: I’m hoping by the end of the 2016 i’ll be up and launched this gives me time to get everything in place. I also believe if I launch an app this might even rival uber.. but i mean that’s a long term dream so lets see. Anyway thank you for having me.
Thanks for reading my interview.