If you had asked me last year what I thought the Sharing Economy was, I can guarantee you would have received a blank expression and confused answer. Yet, in no less than six months I now see and hear the term on a regular basis. I thought perhaps it was just me, but it would seem that many of my friends and family are coming to the same realisation.
And we're not the only ones. The UK press is now full of stories about the likes of Uber, AirBnb and, most recently, EasyCar. I have to say that I find it all incredibly encouraging, and more recently it has me asking "What's the future for the UK Sharing Economy? Where is it all heading?". Well, fortunately for me PwC recently made some interesting predictions for the future of the Sharing Economy in the UK...
Hosted in the enormous Messe Düsseldforf event venue, this year's showcase took place between August 30th and September 7th. The gathering - apparently the biggest of its kind, welcomed an estimated 150,000 visitors and 580 different exhibitors from across the international motorhome industry.
As much as it pains me to admit, autumn is slowly drawing in. I know, I know, nobody wants to think about it, not least me. Summer holidays are over, everyone's back to work or school, and the evenings are beginning to draw in...
Since its emergence back in 2005, coworking today constitutes the shared use of a working environment, usually an office, by freelancers and like-minded individuals. It also provides a great platform for sharing ideas, inspiring creativeness, and building connections. Much more than just a shared office, coworking spaces are the perfect place to foster the synergy which occurs when people with similar interests work in close contact.
Whether you're looking to trade in your current motorhome or even buy your first; celebrate the end of the camping season at this year's The Motorhome Show Season Finale 2014. Taking place at the Lincolnshire showground between September 26th - 28th, the event promises to be great fun for motorhome enthusiasts and first-timers alike! So, come and join the rest of us at what promises to be the biggest motorhome event of the year!
I'm sure many of you are just returning from festivals, holidays, and adventures in all corners of the planet. Whatever it was that you got up to, I hope you had an amazing time. But it's that time of year again, September is on the horizon, and university is beckoning. For some of you it'll signify a return to the freedoms, caffeine-fuelled essay submissions, and sometimes-questionable diet of uni life. While for those of you heading into your first year it can be a daunting but exciting prospect.
Some of you might have read my latest post about the future of the C2B business model. In a nutshell it is a strategy whereby businesses will now look toward consumers for help with their products. It's an inspiring prospect, isn't it? We stand to gain a lot of consumer power for two reasons: 1.) Companies will start to address our individual needs, and 2.) We can profit by offering our services to businesses.