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Top 10 Must Follow Ecommerce Experts

Entering the ecommerce community is like going through a maze. You don’t know which direction is going to lead to the right path or what’s going to be a dead end. One effective way to gather resources and information would be to follow experts in ecommerce and online marketplaces.

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Topics: Sharing Economy, eCommerce

The State of the Sharing Economy

We took a look at the state of the sharing economy last year, but things change quickly. What's new and need to know for the sharing economy in 2017?

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Topics: Sharing Economy, Start-ups, eCommerce

Should Your Marketplace Use the Gig Economy?

What exactly is the “Gig Economy”? This widely popular term has grown as permanent jobs are much harder to come by. According to Techtarget, the gig economy is “an environment in which temporary positions are common and organizations with independent workers for short-term engagements”.

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Topics: Collaborative Economy, Marketplace, Sharing Economy

3 Lessons You Can Learn From The Sharing Economy

The sharing economy is becoming more and more integrated into everyday life. From hailing an Uber in the city, to sleeping in a strangers Airbnb listing, we have embraced sharing each other's underutilized assets to have unique experiences.

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Topics: Sharing Economy

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

How Airbnb is Addressing Racism in the Sharing Economy

In September of 2015, Airbnb addressed concerns of discrimination against African American and Hispanic renters by rolling out a slate of new policies. But the home-sharing company might be falling short of racial equality amongst its users.

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Topics: 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

How to Put "Sharing" Back into the Sharing Economy

Is the “Sharing Economy” an oxymoron? Some argue that Airbnb, for instance, is not part of this economy because there is no sharing involved. Homeowners act as business owners do, charging vacationers rent. The underlying ethos seems to contradict the system, or are we only seeing one side?

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Topics: Sharing Economy

Is President Donald Trump Good For The Sharing Economy?

Although Donald Trump has a serious amount of political decorum to learn before inauguration day, he might already have answers to benefit the sharing economy in the four years to come.

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Topics: Sharing Economy, Donald Trump

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