What industries should be included within the Sharing Economy?

Ryan O'BlenessRyan O'Bleness Birmingham, Mich. Posts: 405administrator Site Admin
This is still something I am learning more about, and something relatively new in business. I know ride sharing companies such as Uber or Lyft, and hospitality startups such as Airbnb are included. But what other industries, and what other companies are a part of this so-called "Sharing Economy?" 
Ryan O'Bleness
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  • rachelescorachelesco Posts: 5subscriber Member
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    Co-working & co-habitation spaces, peer-to-peer lending & crowdfunding, petsitting & babysitting/nanny/daycare are a few industries... 
  • Ryan O'BlenessRyan O'Bleness Birmingham, Mich. Posts: 405administrator Site Admin
    edited February 13 Accepted Answer
    Awesome, thank you @rachelesco. It is kind of the dog-walkers of the world and those turning side projects into hustles or gigs. It's quite a phenomenon. I wonder if it is here to stay or just a trend. it is surely trending upward, though. 

    I think the transportation, distribution, communications and alternative funding (such as crowdfunding like you've mentioned) realms are becoming more and more deeply-rooted into the sharing economy. 
    Ryan O'Bleness
    Community Moderator
    StartupNation, LLC

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  • Ryan O'BlenessRyan O'Bleness Birmingham, Mich. Posts: 405administrator Site Admin
    I think ride sharing will continue to grow because it is pretty easy to execute since people use their own vehicles and gas mileage. I'm interested to see if the hospitality side, such as Airbnb, continues to grow. 
    Ryan O'Bleness
    Community Moderator
    StartupNation, LLC
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