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Your Mom Had It Right All Along: Sharing Benefits Everybody

Mar 13, 2011   //   by Bradley Short   //   Blog, Company Profiles, Leadership, Social Entrepreneurship  //  7 Comments

Take a look in your closet, your garage, and your storage unit.  If you’re like most Americans, then it is full of years’ worth of stuff that is essentially unused, was probably expensive, and definitely took natural resources to produce.

For over a decade, people have realized that there is untapped opportunity in the piles of accumulated junk that fills up their houses.  That’s why eBay has become so successful.  But what about the stuff that you might use someday, just not every day?  Why not put your built up assets to work for you?  Let others rent your things when you don’t need them.

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