Basti!? Tell us how you came up with the idea of founding the taxi company!
I was not very happy in my former job and always wanted to be self-employed. I had already had a taste of a taxi company and realised that “you can do that too”. No sooner said than done.
Independence was and is a big hobbyhorse for me. Even if the working hours are controlled by the customer, you still have your freedom.
What was the biggest challenge in setting up your business?
To finish on time. Within half a year, the office had to be built and the vehicles had to be delivered in time to really be ready on the deadline.
What do you like best about your work?
Actually, I like everything. Especially that I have to deal with people. You don’t just do it to get rich. It’s important to me to help people, to support them. Particularly in the case of the patient transports, you get a lot of gratitude back from the patients. That’s something nice.
What, on the other hand, is difficult?
Managing staff *laughs*
Sometimes it’s difficult to find a common denominator. Everyone is unique.
You also offer a limousine service in addition to taxi rides, is limo driving purely a matter for the boss?
Mainly, yes, but of course my colleagues can step in. My employees have the compulsory P licence (passenger transport licence). I also go on holiday sometimes.
Of course, the limousines set us apart from other providers because we can offer not only classic taxi rides, but also limousine rides. These are booked for weddings, company parties, birthdays, stag parties, everything like that. We are the only provider within a radius of about 80-90 kilometres and the business is well received.
What has been the Corona impact?
That’s a difficult issue. The fact is that many trips did not take place.
It didn’t only affect taxi rides, but also many patient transports were cancelled due to postponed surgeries. Due to the lack of demand, we cut back the night shift considerably.
Who is your typical clientele?
It’s very wide-ranging, from 0 to over 80.
The trips are also never monotonous; private trips, parties, company outings and of course patient transports – variety is guaranteed.