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Important near me podcast announcement

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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

7 Tips for Encouraging Your Team to Think More Creatively

Creative thinking is an elusive act to describe. What inspires creativity for one person may not be the same for another. For first-time entrepreneurs, finding the right team is key, but creativity should not be overlooked in the “business” world. Within the context of business, creativity becomes something forward entrepreneurs learn to fit into their dynamic over time.

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Topics: Collaborative Economy

The Arrival of Android Pay

Google’s Android Pay has arrived and it is set to rival Samsung Pay and Apple Pay. This technology will work all over the U.S. and include partnerships with big brands like Best Buy, Walgreens, Whole Foods and Subway. In an article for TechCrunch, Sarah Perez (@sarahintampa) details this new payments platform.

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Topics: Collaborative Economy

Re-Defining What It Means To Work In College

The new economy, whether you call it: the sharing economy, the collaborative economy, the gig economy or by one of its many other names, is helping college students most. Just 7 years ago, when I went into my first semester of college, the only job options were the usual: retail, restaurants and babysitting. It wasn’t inspiring and it didn’t give me the opportunity to find out what I wanted to do after I graduated. All the internships at the time were unpaid. Like many people, I had to pay my way through college, so that wasn’t an option for me.

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Topics: Collaborative Economy

5 Free Apps to Exchange, Share and Sell Your Extra Stuff

In a recent article for Shareable, Cat Johnson (@catjohnson) delves into consumer habits and how to avoid waste. In 2012, Americans generated around 251 million tons of trash. The sharing economy has the power to vastly reduce this waste as well as save tons of money. She introduces us to five apps that can help us share and swap our extra stuff while making money and reducing waste.

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Topics: Collaborative Economy

7 Tips for Hosting a Successful Webinar

 

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Topics: Collaborative Economy

Will Uber Destroy the Environment?

There’s been a lot of controversy surrounding Uber, but what about the effects of all these new vehicles on the environment? C02 emissions are on the rise all over the planet, reaching unprecedented heights since 2013. Here in California, we are experiencing the worst drought in history. I love this state and used to admire lush palm trees on my street, which are now brown which match the lawns.

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Topics: Collaborative Economy

Why Sharing Economy Founders NEED to Care About their Workers

The sharing economy gets applauded for its flexibility and convenience for its workers, and there’s no denying the fact that there are many pros to working in the industry. It allows people with restrictions, whether it’s that they’re in school, have children or suffer from disabilities, they have opportunity to make money in a more personalized way.

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Topics: Collaborative Economy, Entrepreneur

Hear From These Sharing Economy Experts

An article was recently published by Konnektid (@Konnektid), a marketplace to learn new skills from the people in your neighborhood, of the Ten Sharing Economy Experts to Follow.  

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Topics: Collaborative Economy

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