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Thursday, March 22, 2012

Maine Pedicab: Now Hiring

A national pedicab business is about to open a franchise in Portland, Maine. Due to various city regulations, the pedicabs will run on a "tips-only" fare basis, but if you like tourists, and tourists like you, and if you have strong legs, and if you're looking for a job with flexible hours, it could be a decent way to make money.

The co-owner, whom I met, tells me that he himself made his living as a pedicab driver for several summers when the business was just getting started in Boston — and in the seven years since then the business has expanded to Seattle, Newport, and San Francisco.

If you're interested, leave a comment with your email address and I'll send you more details about how to apply. They're aiming to get started by April 5th, in time for First Friday.


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Anonymous said...

the "tips only" model has nothing to do with city regulation. Bruce was lying if he said this. They are embracing this model bc it motivates drivers to be more active and establish more relationships with the riders. Being a blog doesn't give you the right to be sloppy.