Local On-Demand

  • Street Culture: Thirstie Holds Focus on Engagement and Slow Growth

    … in the wine, beer, and spirits industry, which is comprised mainly of independent local stores. Thirstie is disrupting it with a concept driven by a New York City-based staff of 14 full-time employees. Offering the corner liquor store an easy way to deliver locally was the initial disruption, but Thirstie saw an additional opportunity: engaging…

    Street Fight- 12 readers -
  • 5 Staffing Marketplaces for On-Demand Vendors

    … companies like Zoomer and Magic. 5. Work Market: Find and manage independent contractors Work Market offers a way for companies to find, manage, and pay local independent contractors. Businesses of all sizes can search Work Market’s marketplace for freelance professionals who meet their requirements and then build custom, on-demand talent pools…

    Stephanie Miles/ Street Fightin Social- 9 readers -
  • Editor’s Take: The Perils of Uberization for the Local Economy

    ….” As with same-day delivery, the continuing emergence of the on-demand economy responds to competition in and for the last mile of commerce. As Michael Boland recently pointed out in Street Fight, the on-demand story is inherently local — it’s about getting the products and services you need exactly where you happen to be, when you want them…

    Street Fight- 18 readers -
  • The Conscientious Consumer: A Disruption Opportunity in Local On-Demand

    … is a Chipotle, a service that positions itself as the ethical alternative, satisfying consumers’ needs while easing their conscience. With my own business, TalkLocal, we’ve positioned ourselves as the ethical alternative to local on-demand as a whole. Our brand messaging highlights how making phone calls more efficient helps businesses and consumers…

    Street Fight- 8 readers -
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