Sharing Economy

There are now many thousands of sharing economy platforms operating in almost every sector and activity around the world. Sharing-economy platforms that allow you to access almost anything, from a bicycle to a pet, when you’d like it, rather than owning it outright

The sharing economy enables individuals to monetize assets that are not being fully utilized. Underutilized assets range from large goods, such as cars and houses, to products such as tools, toys, and clothing

The sharing economy is an economic model based on: own much less and share much more. This model allows us to acquire, provide or share access to goods and services facilitated by a community-based online platform.

There are interesting examples of companies using this new economy:
Freelancing — Sites like TaskRabbit, Care.com and Upwork
Coworking — WeWork
Car sharing — Services like Lyft and Uber
Peer-to-Peer lending — Lending Club
Fashion — Sites like Poshmark and threadUP
Sharing resources — Allow people to borrow resources — like tools and kitchen appliances.

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