A landscape gardener designs, develops, maintains and remodels gardens and landscapes. The responsibility of a gardener is to maintain the beauty of plants, outdoor grounds, and trees in a garden. To do this, they perform......

Task management is an art, and getting a handle on task management can determine whether or not you succeed as an entrepreneur. If you’re struggling in this area, you might want to consider working with......

A chauffeur is a professional driver tasked with getting his or her client to their chosen destination by motor vehicle. Chauffeurs drive and maintain cars, limousines, or vans for private households, government agencies, business firms,......

Imagine never having to wait for your clothes to be washed, ironed, repaired, or organized; everything you need is ready and exactly when you need it. A modern laundress can help you achieve that! The......

We’re all familiar with the concept of a housekeeper, a private assistant or a caretaker – but just what is an estate manager? Here at Riveter Consulting Group, we recruit and place estate managers in......

In the popular imagination, the word “butler” tends to bring to mind a respectable middle-aged man in a tailcoat holding a silver platter. Today, this enduring association might lead us to wonder what relevance a......

Image via Pexels Are you ready to launch your own business and take control of your work/life balance, finances, and professional career? If yes, congratulations. You are about to join the ranks of all the......

Photo via Pixabay Moving into a new home can be a daunting task, especially if you have children or pets who need to be taken care of on the big day. There’s so much to......

Due to the layoffs during the pandemic, many people are questioning whether or not they were pursuing the right career in the first place. If you think you might want to start a career, as......

On September 18, 2019, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law a contentious piece of legislation—AB5—that re-classifies millions of independent contractors as employees and dramatically reshapes the California employment landscape. Domestic workers can no longer......

Finding the best home caregiver for your aging parents or other family members may seem to be a very daunting task. We each want to take extra precautions to ensure those we love are in......

Advertising for an open position can lead to an avalanche of resumes. If you’re thinking about hiring an independent housekeeper, you’ll likely find yourself sorting through a number of qualified applicants for your job. Now......

Author Bio: Cristin Howard runs Smart Parent Advice, a site that provides parenting advice for moms and dads. Cristin writes about all of the different ups and downs of parenting, provides solutions to common challenges,......

If you have been let-go, laid-off, right-sized, downsized, furloughed or your income has been significantly reduced as a result of state-issued “stay-at-home” orders and various economic forces at play during the coronavirus pandemic, you’re not......

By law, a Nanny is considered an employee and not an independent contractor. The employer controls the work that needs to be done and Nanny’s schedule while dictating how the work will be performed. Getting......

Hiring an assistant may seem like an unnecessary step for some, but there are many benefits to hiring a personal assistant. From helping to stay productive to giving you valuable free time to relax, a......

Senior individuals need assistance to go through daily activities such as preparing and eating meals, bathing, laundry, shopping, and more. However, they also need companionship, support, and special care depending on their health condition. What......

I had the pleasure of sitting down with Michael Tumminia, who is a CPA with Karen Rand Associates (KRA) in New York. His company, which he purchased 12 years ago, processes a lot of household......

This picture signifies why I do what I do. When I started Belle Maison Agency in 2012, I really had no idea it would morph into what it is today, a lifestyle management company which......

A closet isn’t always the first space that comes to mind when decorating, but it’s an important space that shouldn’t be overlooked. We share our top pointers for crafting an organized—and stylish—closet. Go Custom No......

Three Ways to Foster Good Behavior in Children Ali Koplan, Social Media Marketing Intern   Be Clear About the Rules: Make sure that your kids are aware of the rules and remind them of the......

We’re expanding! Belle Maison Agency Staffing, the bespoke staffing agency founded by the charismatic entrepreneur Gold Mac Ivor, is being absorbed by Riveter Consulting Group. In addition to elite domestic staffing services, we will now......

When it comes to childcare, the household employer tax may seem too expensive for many families. Since the IRS considers nannies as “household employees”, hiring a nanny does bring on significant tax liability. However, before......

Determining and implementing a well thought out schedule can be tedious and immensely time-consuming, no matter if you’re the Family Assistant or Nanny. Over the years we’ve seen it all, the activities families favor to the......

  Whether you’re starting up a business or simply have more work than hours in a day, here at Belle Maison Agency we understand it can get overwhelming at times. Too much work with too......

  It’s hard to believe the 2017 tax season deadline is almost upon us! Here at Belle Maison Agency, we love saving as much as the next, so we’ve compiled 5 CRITICAL TAX TIPS to make sure......

A live-in role opening can be a fantastic opportunity whether you’re a Nanny, Housekeeper, Caregiver, Houseman, Doula etc. Knowing if a live-in role is a fit for you is imperative for your success. So what’s......

Over the years studies have shown that having a doula part of a family’s birth team may decrease the overall cesarean rate, the length of labor, and the use of Oxycontin. A doula is a professional......

 We all know a workplace environment with open communication and trust breeds employee success and the domestic industry is no exception.  Open communication allows staff to be more engaged and understand that what they do......

 Whether you’re preparing presentation materials for your principal’s quarterly meeting or simply helping make your superior’s day easier by helping to maintain a timely schedule, assistants undoubtedly help create a stress-free and productive workplace. Personal......

Do you know the difference? TIP ALERT: Make sure if you’re putting these terms on your resume you have an understanding of the definitions Light Housekeeping in terms of tasks, should be thought of as......

The summer has finally arrived and that means; Vacation Season! This means that you might need to act as a traveling nanny for your family. Being a traveling Nanny can be an immensely rewarding and......

Being a star Nanny can be a funny and stressful thing. Unfortunately, the journey onto becoming the best Nanny possible doesn’t always include guidelines or a manual on how to do it right way. Even......

In the domestic professional industry, more and more employers are looking to recommendations letter to decide whether a candidate is suitable for the position. Imagine ordering a dish a restaurant and once the dish gets......

Whether you’re a Nanny, Executive Housekeeper, Private Chef, Family or Personal Assistant, submitting a resume that best reflects your professional experience is imperative. Applying for your dream domestic role is an exciting experience and we, here......