As a personal shopper and IKEA furniture assembler on Taskrabbit, I am no stranger to purchasing and assembling the popular quasi-disposable-but-oddly-cheery furniture. Here are my conclusions, that I wish I'd known a long time ago.
We recently embarked on a project to elevate the awareness of the sharing economy and are proud to share a look into a Day in the Life of the Sharing Economy. This movement is not just a trend, it's a way of life.
Entrepreneurs have a natural inclination to go it alone. While this do-it-yourself spirit can help you move forward, partnering with another brand lets you broaden your reach, accomplish more with fewer resources and create extraordinary experiences for your current (and future) customers.
Hiring's tough. It's not just filtering through hundreds of applications and blocking out big chunks of your day for interviews -- those are the simple parts. The difficult thing is the nagging feeling that, despite your best efforts, the perfect candidate will somehow fall through the cracks.
Although a fair day's pay for a fair day's work isn't an outdated concept yet, the emerging online market for manpower appears more aimed at pumping up quantity, rather than quality, of jobs in the precarious new economy.