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What industries should be included within the Sharing Economy?

Ryan O'BlenessRyan O'Bleness Birmingham, Mich. Posts: 677administrator 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: 7subscriber 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: 677administrator 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
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    StartupNation, LLC

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