For recent Auburn graduate Harrison Evola, starting a business has been a goal since age 16.
Today, he has created a new kind of delivery service that goes beyond just food. Building on his background working in the delivery industry, Evola’s vision of a multi-faceted and affordable service emerges under the name of FetchMe.
Evola said the service delivers more than just food, stretching to include groceries,
“I believe that I am in a unique position because I can relate more to my target customers,” Evola said.
Evola also said that FetchMe differs from competitors due to his personal mission of making a positive impact on the community.
“My goal is to make everyone’s day better when they use our service,” Evola said. “My idea is that if you’re using our service, and your day isn’t better, then we aren’t doing our job.”
Another element that sets his business apart is the pricing. Unlike other delivery services, FetchMe does not charge a service fee. Instead, there is a standard delivery charge of $1.99. For customers that live within two miles of the restaurant, the delivery fee is a flat rate. For those who live further than three miles, the delivery fee increases by fifty cents.
Having majored in entrepreneurship and family business, Evola credits his success to the fundamentals learned in his business classes.
“When I was in class [at Auburn] I was in a great position — I was able to take a look at what was happening in class and apply it to what I was doing in my business,” Evola said. “Jim Corman was especially helpful in giving advice and answering my questions.”
Evola advises those wanting to pursue their own business to start getting experience as early as they can.
“Get involved in your interests,” Evola said. “What I have learned is that when you first start something, you’re going
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