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Community-Based Marketplaces Defend Against Tech “Apocalypse”

In the days of everyone needing a “side hustle,” many feel like the American dream has failed us. Matt Ruby gives a hilariously accurate description of our complete consumption by technology in his recent article for Medium. But “the sharing economy” he critiques isn’t all about lining shareholders’ pockets.

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Topics: Collaborative Economy, Marketplace, Sharing Economy

10 Collaborative Economy Books to Give for The Holidays

Don't know what to get that special entrepreneur in your life this holiday season? Look no further! These 10 collaborative economy books are the perfect gift idea for anyone looking to start a business in 2017.

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Topics: Collaborative Economy, Sharing Economy

3 Tips for Using the Collaborative Economy for Business Travel

In the era of ubernomics, more and more business travelers are using the collaborative economy to save money and have a local experience. Here are some best practices to keep in mind when using peer-to-peer services on your next business trip.

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Topics: Collaborative Economy

A Tip From LinkedIn - Create A Marketplace For The Gig Economy

Flexibility, freedom and no long-term commitments. No, I’m not talking about choosing a wireless provider. I’m talking about the gig economy and its ability to improve work-life balance. Many enterprise brands have realized the potential behind developing marketplaces to cater to this raising subset of workers -- the most recent of which is LinkedIn.

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Topics: Collaborative Economy, Enterprise Companies

How To Build A Successful Peer-to-Peer Marketplace

A peer-to-peer marketplace looks very different from a traditional ecommerce business. If you want to build a peer-to-peer marketplace, use these 8 best practices to plan and structure your marketplace for success. 

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Topics: Collaborative Economy, Marketplace

4 P's to Help You Hack the Collaborative Economy (Infographic)

Are you grabbing your piece of the pie? Global collaborative economy revenues are projected to hit $335 billion by 2025. With such high levels of growth, enterprise brands and serious entrepreneurs look to Near Me’s marketplace software to help them succeed in the industry.

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Topics: Collaborative Economy, Marketplace

Brands Get on Board the Collaborative Economy

The success of Craigslist, Airbnb, Taskrabbit and Uber has shown us that customers are becoming more and more comfortable buying, renting and sharing their homes, cars, time and services. Today technology is making these transactions so much easier, redefining the way people consume.

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Topics: Collaborative Economy, Enterprise Companies

10 Podcasts to Catalyze Your Peer-to-Peer Marketplace

Mutual need, trust, and collaboration: those are the three values at the heart of the collaborative economy. This new form of consumption is changing the way we do business and how we view the world. The Crowd Podcast is dedicated to bringing you interviews with thought leaders in the collaborative economy to discuss their knowledge and diverse real world experience. Here are 10 podcasts to help you develop a successful marketplace.

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Topics: Collaborative Economy, The Crowd Podcast Interviews, Marketplace

Important near me podcast announcement

Hi podcast listeners,

Thanks for tuning in! We appreciate your support and are working extra hard in continuing to make improvements to provide the best experience possible!

Please stay tuned for a revamped version of the Crowd, which will be airing every two weeks on our blog. The new show will include higher quality content, relevant topics and industry leaders waiting to share their expertise with you. Thank you all for your patience and we are very excited to share our upcoming projects!

The Near Me Team
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Topics: Collaborative Economy, The Crowd Podcast Interviews, Marketing

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