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Next Generation P2P: Measuring Growth in the Peer-to-Peer Industry

If anything, peer-to-peer businesses are reaching for the next rung. As Internet usage expands — as it did, acutely, during the past half decade — the ability to connect and, perhaps more importantly, the ways that we connect, have been bridge-building engines for the P2P industry. That's led to predictions, via Forbes, in 2013, of a 25% industry growth rate, with of some $3. 5 billion in the share economy. "Not just P2P services, but P2P commerce," said Tom Liravongsa, analyst, founder, and CEO of Breakupgoods. "As the Internet has grown, so has the need to seek the better deal, and find the person who is willing to go the distance for the job or goods.

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80+ Home Business Ideas That Really Pay

With the ups and downs of the economy, the slicing of employer benefits, and the frenetic pace of life, many people are starting to turn their attention towards taking greater control of their income through a home business. While once a pie-in-the sky idea, today, the advancements and affordability in technology has made running a successful home business a reality for millions.  That doesn't mean profits will be automatic or a quick breeze to achieve. But if you have the desire, a plan, and a willingness to do the work, you can be a successful home-based entrepreneur.

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Sustainable Business Ideas for 2012

Average: As Global Climate Change becomes a growing concern for people across the globe, environmental responsibility has never been more important. While the environmental movement was once a subject for activists and hippies, it's now reached the mainstream and business leaders from every industry have joined in the cause. Not only do sustainable business practices help protect the earth from environmental threats, but they can significantly reduce business costs as well. One way in which companies are encouraging sustainability is through their employees.

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11 Unique Business Ideas to Inspire You in 2017

Credit: Syda Productions/Shutterstock If you want to succeed as an entrepreneur, you need to solve a problem or fulfill a need — even if it's one consumers didn't know they had. From faux-handwritten thank-you notes to a Tinder-like app for rescuing pets, these 15 unique businesses are sure to inspire. Credit: Facebook. com/ingredients. io Many consumers are concerned about how much resources are wasted in the food packaging process. Often, cardboard, plastic, Styrofoam and twist ties are not recycled, leading to environmental waste.

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