A Craigslist-Inspired Company

I’m a huge fan of craigslist. Tra la la la la! That’s me singing craigslist’s praises! (Believe me, you’d prefer to see my singing in writing than to hear it in person.) Anyway, I was aware of one company, Airbnb, which got started after a few things came together, including renting out their apartment for several days using craigslist. Here’s another one, described in an Inc.com article:


Company: Getaround

“How it Works: Car owners earn money by renting out their unused vehicle through a peer-to-peer rental service. People in need of wheels for a day can get a car for a few dollars an hour. How it Makes Money: Getaround charges a 40 percent commission for car owners.” 

Is this an alternative to Zipcar? Sounds like it.This sounds like a viable option for people residing in bigger cities such as San Francisco, where Getaround is based. Need a minivan to haul around the nieces and nephews you are watching for the day? Try Getaround. Need an SUV to transport all your friends to and from a party at the same time, try this company.

Want to know about more craigslist-inspired companies? Read the Inc. article, 7 Startups Inspired by Craigslist.


About Tiffany C. Wright - The Resourceful CEO

Tiffany C. Wright is the author of “The Funding Is Out There! Access the Cash You Need to Impact Your Business” and “Solving the Capital Equation: Financing Solutions for Small Businesses.” She is the founder of The Resourceful CEO, which helps owners of small/medium-sized businesses prepare their businesses for sale. Tiffany has an MBA from the Wharton School of Business, sits on non-profit boards and serves as a business mentor with the Cherie Blair Foundation.
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