An overview of the On-demand economy, the app-enabled marketplaces that instantly matches customers with providers.
A look at the growing array of startups that want to provide support services for on-demand economy companies.
The difference in the definition of independent worker and company employee is becoming an important factor in the future of on-demand economy startups like Uber.
The majority of independent workers prefer being independent. However, a sizable minority don’t like their work and would prefer traditional employment.
Are there enough independent contractors to meet the demand for the on-demand workers necessary to operate these companies?
Agencies like the California Labor Commission have issued rulings that Uber drivers are employees, not contractors. What does that mean to the future of the “on-demand economy.”
Amazon continues to go local with the expansion of Amazon Home Services, an on-demand marketplace to match customers with home-related service-providers.
Same day alcohol delivery — wine, beer and spirits — is the last frontier in convenience and on-demand local delivery,
The majority of on-demand workers like what they are doing, a fact missing from coverage suggesting there’s an on-demand economy backlash.
Google is testing a search-engine enabled on-demand marketplace.
Amazon.com is being sued in California courts by former Amazon Prime Now delivery drivers in a proposed class-action suit.
Amazon Prime Now is in 20 markets compared to Google Express’ seven.
Augmenting their household income is the primary reason independent workers participate in the on-demand economy.
The on-demand business model is growing the segment of small business called “sole proprietors” or “single employee” businesses
Participants in the on-demand (gig) economy fall into different groups, different motivations and different levels of satisfaction.
Because of the wave of on-demand economy companies, even the smallest of small businesses can use an app to connect with independent tech workers.
Yelp adds Request a Quote feature to participating service providers.
Uber has agreed to a class-action lawsuit settlement with drivers in California and Massachusetts
Ecommerce software provider Shopify is teaming up with on-demand same-day delivery service Postmates.
Uber exists because of the growing need for highly flexible part-time work to supplement incomes.
Uber and Lyft, the ride-sharing, on-demand economy companies, lost a key vote by focusing on the wrong messages.
Two-thirds of on-demand economy participants say they are satisfied with their work
Employers have a love-hate relationship with the on-demand economy.
To compete with the giants creating new, on-demand home services marketplaces, HomeAdvisor acquires Angie’s List.
According to Gallup, the majority of employees who work variable hours each week report no problems or financial hardship with the variable hours.
Are the acquisitions of TaskRabbit and Angie’s List pointing to the consolidation of the gig economy?
The rise of the on-demand (or “gig”) economy is creating new opportunities for creative insurance brokers.
The on-demand home-service platform acquired last October by Ikea, announced that it has taken down its site and app in order to investigate a cybersecurity incident.
The BLS research excludes millions of people who do gig work as moonlighters or as a second job.
The need for on-demand grocery delivery services heats up the battle for drivers and new models of work.
Upwork’s initial market capitalization was nearly $1.6 billion.
Beyond the direct impacts, changes in trade policy and retaliatory measures are surely a source of much uncertainty for many businesses.
Businesses can generally depreciate tangible property, except land.
CallJoy was developed inside Google and uses several technologies, including virtual phone numbers, audio transcriptions, automated reporting and analytics.
When selling to a small business customer, drop the jargon and mindset of a large organization and talk about the customer’s situation.
While small businesses create jobs, there’s another thing that small businesses and their customers do that’s equally important: They create communities.
Federal law requires a person to report cash transactions (or “cash payment”) of more than $10,000 to the IRS. Here are some facts from the IRS about reporting these payments.
Increased spending on jewelry represents 31 percent of the expected increase over last year.
Loan applications moving to online lenders continued to trend upward.