Local On-Demand

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

    … than a dozen freelance writers to create the company’s often-exclusive written content, and slow growth is the goal to prevent layoffs of full-timers in a potential business downturn. Southworth knows that hiring the right people is one of the most important things he and cofounder Maxim Razmakhin can do. “For us, there’s always the issue of, do…

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  • 5 Staffing Marketplaces for On-Demand Vendors

    … as contractors in three years, according to a recent survey. To keep on-demand marketplaces staffed with enough contract workers to meet customer demands, a number of staffing marketplaces have stepped in. Here are five examples of digital staffing marketplaces that on-demand companies can try. 1. Crowded: Matching vendors with independent…

    Stephanie Miles/ Street Fightin Social- 7 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…

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  • The Conscientious Consumer: A Disruption Opportunity in Local On-Demand

    …, and at minimal cost — even if they lose a few quality contractors in the process. Race-to-the-bottom pricing is just one trend in the local on-demand industry which disincentivizes contractors, Another equally insidious startup tendency is to ensure brand loyalty by prohibiting contractors from marketing their services to the platform users that hire…

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