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5 Pet Sitting Marketplaces in the ‘Sharing Economy’

Stephanie Miles

5 Pet Sitting Marketplaces in the ‘Sharing Economy’

Americans spent more than $55 billion on their pets in 2013, and a number of hyperlocal startups are looking to capture that puppy fever by creating local marketplaces where pet owners are matched up with people who are willing to take care of their pups while they’re out of town. Here are five hyperlocal pet sitting marketplaces getting in on the action…

5 Hyperlocal Scheduling Platforms for the Healthcare Industry

Stephanie Miles

5 Hyperlocal Scheduling Platforms for the Healthcare Industry

Hyperlocal vendors are changing the way consumers navigate the healthcare industry, offering tools for finding local providers who are covered by specific insurance plans. Not only do these platforms benefit patients by providing a streamlined way to secure appointments with qualified local physicians, but they also benefit healthcare professionals by filling empty appointment slots and decreasing the percentage of no-show patients…

5 Tools Local Retailers Can Use to Build Digital Storefronts

Stephanie Miles

5 Tools Local Retailers Can Use to Build Digital Storefronts

The majority of local retailers — including those with basic websites that are optimized for mobile — still aren’t offering customers tools to browse listings and complete purchases with their smartphones. Here are five platforms that local businesses can use to quickly (and cheaply) set up digital storefronts where customers can purchase goods and services via mobile…