• Why ‘On-Demand’ Alone Isn’t Enough to Make a Viable Business

    … The success of Uber has created a feeding frenzy as companies rush to create an “on-demand” option for every part of the service economy. The winning companies are taking common, high-frequency services and making them more convenient and efficient through technology. Yet, other companies are struggling as they try to capitalize on the trend…

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  • Why the Contractor-Employee Conundrum Isn’t a Fatal Liability for the On-Demand Economy

    … that they make the interface between suppliers and buyers much more efficient. The recent California Labour Commission ruling, classifying one Uber driver as an employee has led to a lot of chatter about cracks in the business model underlying the “on-demand economy.” Add to this the recent news that HomeJoy is shutting down due…

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  • Hyperlocal Lessons Learned From the Rise and Fall of HomeJoy

    … The news that on-demand home cleaning service Homejoy is shutting down at the end of the month probably doesn’t come as a big surprise to those paying attention to the hyperlocal space. Recent departures on the managing team, a rumored failed acquisition attempt, and lawsuits that potentially undermine their model’s viability were pretty clear…

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