Troovon If you want to exchange services, to share experience between colleagues, or to earn money with forgotten equipment in your garage, Troovon gives you a choice of different packs to answer your needs. Starter Free Who is concerned ?Association : Until 99 members Company : Until 19 employees School : Until 99 members Get started — it s free Pro 1€ Per user / month Who is concerned ?Association : From 100 members Company : From 20 employees School : From 100 members Sign up Business Contact us What's your needs ?Troovon under white label ? How to Start a Tool Library It might seem a little risky to lend out a bunch of power tools to those who probably don’t know how to use them. After all, tools can be dangerous, people can be idiots, and we live in an exceptionally litigious society. For some strange but very understandable reason, those concerns alone have been more than enough to effectively end many community tool libraries before they even start. As the sharing economy continues to blossom, however, more communities are overcoming that inherent fear and establishing lending libraries to embrace the beautiful benefits of sharing with neighbors. Through Google groups, starter kits, and incubator workshops, new tool libraries now have the ability to overcome their inherent concerns by learning from the experiences of many who have come before them.
Local eBay Deals Mapper Sellers often specify that bulky, heavy items must be picked up in person. Many people are loath to travel far, so lack of competition keeps prices low. Our Local eBay Deals Mapper exploits this. Helsinki's ambitious plan to make car ownership pointless in 10 years The Finnish capital has announced plans to transform its existing public transport network into a comprehensive, point-to-point "mobility on demand" system by 2025 – one that, in theory, would be so good nobody would have any reason to own a car. Helsinki aims to transcend conventional public transport by allowing people to purchase mobility in real time, straight from their smartphones. The hope is to furnish riders with an array of options so cheap, flexible and well-coordinated that it becomes competitive with private car ownership not merely on cost, but on convenience and ease of use.
TaskRabbit Confession TaskRabbit is a hot startup that everyone is buzzing about. Like Zaarly, it is a local network that allows users to post and complete tasks in their neighborhoods. Think Craigslist and Twitter mushed together. TaskRabbit was founded by Leah Busque in 2008. It raised $5 million last spring and was featured on the ABC Nightly News as a solution for America's job crisis. Every month, $4 million worth of tasks are posted on the network.
Access vs. Ownership in ‘Collaborative Consumption’ New rental markets are popping up all over the place, as detailed by a recent Wall Street Journal article. The trend is beginning to drive a larger movement labeled by some as “collaborative consumption,” wherein “sharing” is pushed as a way of “reinventing old market behaviors.” Over at Carpe Diem, Mark J. Sewing Barefoot: 07.12 Here's what I came up with... I saw these adorable apple coasters on Pinterest [of course] and loved them so much I decided that I'd make some. However, I began thinking about it and knew that apples probably weren't the best choice of coasters for our house for everyday use... I brainstormed a few minutes and landed on the tree stump coaster idea. They definitely are more our "everyday" style and they were fun and easy to make: Here's what you'll need to make your own:
PostCapitalism: Envisaging a Shared Future St Paul’s Cathedral Paul Mason signing PostCapitalism Paul Mason discussing PostCapitalism, the conclusions of a shared economy not the analysis, at St Paul’s in the City of London, under the auspices of St Paul’s Institute. St Paul’s within the heart of the City of London. Does capitalism have a heart? A couple of years ago, Occupy were camped outside offering a different narrative. Online marketplace connects the homeless with tasks in exchange for food Gain instant and exclusive access to over 5,000 of the most creative ideas, innovations and startups on our database and use our smart filters to take you direct to those that are most relevant to your industry and your needs. Not interested? You can still browse articles published in the last 30 days from our homepage and receive your daily and weekly fix of entrepreneurial ideas through our free newsletters.
Learn More In August 2012 the Center for a New American Dream presented a free webinar about how to start up a new tool library in your community. Topics included obtaining funding, finding a location, tracking tools, navigating through legal issues, and more. The webinar featured speakers from successful tool libraries around the country. Guest speakers: Mike Froehlich - Founder, West Philly Tool Library (Philadelphia, PA)Jason Hatch - Founder, North Portland Tool Library (Portland, OR)Pete McElligott - Founder, Berkeley Tool Lending Library (Berkeley, CA)Ty Yurgelevic - Founder, Temescal Tool Lending Library (Oakland, CA)
Radical Sharing Works: This Guy Lets the World Use His Starbucks Card for Free - Business Download this image to your phone, take it to Starbucks and scan it at the cash register: It'll get you a free coffee. It's part of a radical experiment in sharing that's teaching us something about mobile money in the process. "It's been extremely uplifting," Jonathan Stark tells GOOD. About one month ago, Stark posted the barcode image for his personal Starbucks card online, for anyone to use. Surprisingly, it still has money on it. Stark was researching broadcast mobile currency—how to transfer money or pay for goods with your phone.