One of our neighbours has started a local business that I think is very good. They offer helping households when they are away at work, travelling or just too busy: waiting for tradesmen, deliveries, looking after a pet, a quick clean etc. etc.
Unlike other 'lifestyle' businesses they are very reasonable and in any case very friendly and reliable.
I am connected in the sense that I know my neighbour and have used their services on several occasions. I have no financial or personal stake in this.
I am posting this because I find it very useful and believe in supporting a local start up.