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The Sharing Economy at a Crossroads

Kyle Hutzler | Posted 07.31.2014 | Business
Kyle Hutzler

Zipcar and Airbnb demonstrate the power of the sharing economy, which has taken off with the simple promise of liberating people from the hassles and costs of ownership and overpriced commercial services.

The Rise of the "Sharing" Economy

John Burbank | Posted 08.05.2014 | Business
John Burbank

Share communities, in which people around the world offer for rent things they own, are becoming a bona fide economic phenomenon. Companies should be embracing this.

Mompreneur Tips: Robin Chase, Founder of Zipcar

Anjali Varma | Posted 05.25.2014 | Small Business
Anjali Varma

"Its going to be incredibly hard."

The Rise of the Subscription Economy

Kyle Hutzler | Posted 03.10.2014 | Business
Kyle Hutzler

A profound shift in consumers' spending habits, in which goods are repackaged as services, is well underway and has the potential to fundamentally reshape the rhythm of the American economy. It also raises profound questions for the impact it will have on economy.

Funding Women Entrepreneurs, Is Crowdfunding the Future?

Kay Koplovitz | Posted 02.26.2014 | Women
Kay Koplovitz

Crowdfunding is a hot topic these days, as the JOBS Act Title II provisions opened the market to accredited investors and allowed companies and funds ...

Serial Entrepreneur Talks Leadership, Margaret Thatcher and the Importance of Taking Risks

Dr. Sasha Galbraith | Posted 02.19.2014 | Business
Dr. Sasha Galbraith

"I sometimes do still have that sort of intimidated girl in me, but the thing is, as founder and CEO, I have this inherent self-confidence because I know the buck stops with me. I don't really need to be threatening for people to understand that I have the power to make decisions."

I Am My Car: The Mythology of Car Ownership in the Motor City

Nick Norton | Posted 02.05.2014 | Detroit
Nick Norton

For me, a young guy looking to help build the Detroit of the future, I hope we accept that the mythology of car ownership doesn't need to be our death sentence. We aren't some antiquated city that can't adapt to world of tomorrow.

Zipcar's Co-Founder on How Transportation Is the Ultimate Solution

Rachael Chong | Posted 11.27.2013 | Impact
Rachael Chong

Each individual has a unique set of skills as well as physical, mental, financial and spiritual make up that will determine their role, productivity and contentedness, says Chase. The circumstances of each individual set the stage for the highest and best use.

What's Technology Got To Do With the Peak Car Puzzle?

Peter Graf | Posted 10.20.2013 | Technology
Peter Graf

By connecting cars directly to the constellation of mobile, cloud and location technologies, cars can tap into the intelligent guidance that is already helping travelers to share cars and minimize jams.

For Sharing Economy Start-Ups, a New, Social Currency

Yuliya Neyman | Posted 07.28.2013 | Business
Yuliya Neyman

As the sharing economy concept has emerged, fans have lauded the utilitarian nature of maximizing ownership of a good by splitting its use amongst several people.

Why has Washington Become Such a Cluster Frag? Blame It on the iPhone

Tom Hayes | Posted 07.21.2013 | Politics
Tom Hayes

In an era of big data and modeling, we have hand-drawn, gerrymandered political districts. In a time when you can buy a handgun with just a pulse, in some precincts you won't be issued a voting ballot without a cavity search.

Cars: Major Changes Coming Due to Internet of Things

W. David Stephenson | Posted 07.08.2013 | Technology
W. David Stephenson

Given the major role that cars play in environmental problems, we may be on the verge of a major environmental breakthrough -- courtesy of the IoT!

Which Would You Rather Give Up?

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 05.02.2013 | College

Millennials would rather give up driving than their smartphone or laptop, a survey commissioned by the car rental company Zipcar finds. Every othe...

Clean Tech and the Big Turnaround

Ron Pernick | Posted 03.19.2013 | Green
Ron Pernick

Just when you thought climate as a driver was dead, Superstorm Sandy slammed into the Eastern Seaboard, and statistics confirmed the hottest year on record in the U.S. But it's less the strange weather, and more the devastation left in its path, that's the big deal here.

How Women Entrepreneurs Succeed in the Midwest

Lynn-Ann Gries | Posted 03.17.2013 | Technology
Lynn-Ann Gries

There's cause to feel optimistic about the ability of women to be even bigger players in high growth entrepreneurship in the not-so-distant future -- and it's a byproduct of several things.

Avis Buys Zipcar and Enters Subscription Economy

Tien Tzuo | Posted 03.09.2013 | Business
Tien Tzuo

Zipcar's purchase proves the Subscription Economy isn't going away, it's going to be incorporated and leveraged by the best businesses of the next generation, and that now includes Avis.

Local Car Sharing Company Purchased For Hundreds Of Millions

AP | SAMANTHA BOMKAMP | Posted 03.04.2013 | San Francisco

NEW YORK — Avis is leaping into the car-sharing service business by buying Zipcar for $491.2 million, aiming to capture a new type of customer a...

Major Changes At Zipcar

Reuters | Posted 03.04.2013 | Business

* Deal for about $500 million, or $12.25/share in cash * Offer is 49 percent premium to Monday close * Deal to add to Av...

Parking Panda's Renting Model Allows Drivers To Share Parking Spaces

The Huffington Post | Samreen Hooda | Posted 12.27.2012 | Small Business

Parking Panda, a new service that allows drivers to list their empty spaces and others to rent them as needed, is looking to solve the problem of an e...

We've Got Zipcar!!!

Posted 11.01.2012 | Miami

Zipcar is now all over Miami's urban core. While already a mainstay at the University of Miami campus, the car share service expanded today with 4...

Hertz On Demand: Travel Industry Game Changer?

Paul Brady | Posted 12.17.2012 | Travel
Paul Brady

Why rent a car for your whole trip -- and pay to park it -- when you only need it for a day?

Making the Leap: A Founder's To-Do List

Leah Busque | Posted 12.04.2012 | Small Business
Leah Busque

Making the leap into starting your own business is a brave and bold move, and everyone's path is different. Here's my ultimate to-do list for new and aspiring founders.

A Better Idea for Branding Public Transit

Carol Pierson Holding | Posted 07.08.2012 | Business
Carol Pierson Holding

So if a car's experience is so fundamentally different than riding transit, what parallel experience can we plumb for joyous attributes? I would propose we look for a model to long-distance trains and their sense of possibility and romance, not the raw sex of cars.

Human Capital: The Doorway to Financial Capital (Part 3)

Kay Koplovitz | Posted 05.22.2012 | Business
Kay Koplovitz

What we all need to recognize is that capital is not based on meritocracy. It's based on relationships. Yes, the business has to be disruptive or at least scalable to attract venture capital. VC's invest in PEOPLE first, and businesses second.

The Social Entrepreneur's Dilemma

Patrick FitzGerald | Posted 02.26.2012 | Small Business
Patrick FitzGerald

In order to make a potentially game-changing idea a long-standing reality, it's highly recommended that social entrepreneurs look at their business model and ask a very simple question: Could my company be a profitable one?