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Run & Grow

The Gig Economy Is Growing -- But Where Is It Headed?

Ride-sharing drivers and delivery personnel deserve the same wage guarantees as full-time employees

The gig economy workforce is expected to hit 9.2 million Americans by 2021 as the convenience economy continues to expand from food delivery and ride-sharing to pharmaceuticals and on-demand event staffing. This was seen with Amazon’s recent acquisition of Pillpack and Uber’s recently announced Uber Works program.Despite its ...

by Scott Absher  | November 09, 2018 06:00:00
News and Events

Grab, Uber Need At Least 5,000 More Drivers Each to Meet Demand in PH

But transport regulators’ tougher stance could slow sign ups and activation

Despite rapid growth in recent years, the Philippine units of ride-sharing service Grab and Uber still need around 5,000 to 6,000 more drivers to accommodate customer demand, representatives of the two companies said during a hearing conducted by the Land Transportation and ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | July 12, 2017 06:00:00
News and Events

Here Are Ways You Can Earn From the Sharing Economy

You earn when you share

What is the sharing economy? Simply put, it is a business model where you can profit from having your underutilized assets borrowed or shared by others. These assets can range from transportation vehicles, rooms in your house, or spaces in your office.In ...

by Nicai de Guzman  | July 10, 2017 03:00:00
Run & Grow

6 Takeaways from Winston Damarillo’s New Book, Ready or Not

The Filipino technology entrepreneur identifies six disruptive technologies that will shape the future of business

“Technology is no longer just helping us do the same things better—it’s changing how we do things altogether.”So says Winston Damarillo in the opening chapter of his newly released book, Ready or Not: The 6 Big Disruptions that Will Change the Way ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | January 02, 2017 11:00:00
Business Ideas

8 weird, wonderful Airbnb listings

From real igloos to bubble homes, Airbnb has it all.

Nothing is ever guaranteed while on the road, other than adventure. If you have got the penchant for the outrageous, these peculiar Airbnb postings might just be the thing you’re looking for.Related: Airbnb deletes listing for $200 igloo constructed during winter storm Jonas1. ...

by Lindsay Friedman  | March 12, 2016 01:00:00
Startup Tips

Get 'ready' to rent out your life via the sharing economy

Ask yourself the following 5 questions to know if you're ready to earn via sharing economy.

Got a spare room or a second car? These things could help you earn extra income to ease that crippling household budget. And, considering the burgeoning number of different services out there in today's new "sharing economy," participating has become easier than ever.Related: 5 reasons ...

by Andrea Murad  | March 09, 2016 09:00:00
News and Events

Why Uber makes us uneasy

The ride-sharing app faces a challenging time after a recent shooting incident in the US involving one of its drivers.

The sharing economy has made life more convenient, more seamless and in many cases, more social and fun. Ridesharing companies let us hail cars from our smartphones, while room rental startups such as Airbnb let us stay at locals’ residences the world ...

by Laura Entis  | February 27, 2016 09:00:00