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How much does it cost you to build your own sharing economy site?

It takes money to make money, even in the sharing economy Sure, it’s a cliche, but there is truth in it. Even sharing economy sites, like AirBnB, Uber, or TaskRabbit, which fundamentally don’t own inventory or employee people directly, are still built on having supply and demand in a marketplace. Getting that supply, or connecting […]

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Sharing economy white paper

Looking for a sharing economy white paper? We’ve got you covered. Here at The Sharing Engine, we’re very plugged in to the sharing economy and collaborative consumption. So much so, in fact, that we thought we’d put some of our thinking together into an introductory sharing economy white paper.

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Characteristics of Top Sharing Economy Sites

Think of top sharing economy sites? Examples that immediately spring to mind include Airbnb, Taskrabbit and Zipcar amongst several others. In an article on Shareable, Mira Luna put forth 10 essential points to organize communities, something successful sharing economy sites need to be good at. Here’s our take on some of these points. How top […]

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Developing Sharing Economy Apps

There is a huge momentum for developing sharing economy apps these days. Here’s a fact: the number of mobile internet users is set to overtake that of desktop internet users by the end of next year. Brands and companies will need to refocus on gaining a better understanding of the mobile medium, with a gradual […]

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Startup Metrics for the sharing economy

What are some of the most important startup metrics? When you launch a startup, you need to consider what you will measure to check success. There are four which directly affect your company’s bottom line (courtesy of Kissmetrics):

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Your Own Startup Idea

Contrary to popular belief, the first step to creating a great company or business does not stem from  great idea coming from brainstorming sessions. Taking the angle of brainstorming for a startup idea may not be the most productive way. Instead, look for markets that are growing rapidly or are laden with potential. Once you’re […]

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An Inconvenient Truth

‘Sharing’ seems to be popular because of its environmental benefits. It results in more efficient allocation and use of resources. However, a recent study zeroes in on the fact that sharing is in fact driven by users being able to save money and gain easy access to products and services. This implies companies should not […]

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Why the sharing economy will save the world!

The sharing economy will save the world. Don’t believe the sharing economy can do that? Let’s break it down…

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Trends in Consumer Behavior

Technology in recent years has brought about several new trends to consumer behavior. We pick out three trends worth keeping a close eye on. 1) Going mobile Smartphone take up rates all over the world are set to explode. By the end of 2012, there will be approximately 20 million new smartphones users. With the […]

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Finding Your Niche Startup Idea

Searching for a startup idea? The collaborative consumption and sharing economy movement has seen a host of companies springing up in numerous areas. Anything from crowd funding and apartment rentals to cars and skills sharing. You could even say ‘sharing’ is anything and everything under the sun! The Sharing Engine did a post further back […]

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