The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop #00737

Submission Number:
00737
Commenter:
Gerri Chabot
State:
California
Initiative Name:
The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop
I am a 65 year old female who was played off from my job in September of last year. Without the added income from Air B & B, I would not have been able to continue making my mortgage payment on my home. I usually provide guests with menus and coupons from local restaurants and assist them in locating tourist attractions and highlights of the area where I live. I believe this encourages the use of the small businesses in the area where I live and further boosts the local economy.