The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop #01067

Submission Number:
01067
Commenter:
Debbie Welch
State:
Florida
Initiative Name:
The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop
I am a business owner and I do wedding flowers for my income. Business has remained steady but I have seen the average budget for wedding flowers drop over the past couple of years. I have a son who is in his last year of college and those expenses have increased and our medical has doubled. I starting hosting guests thru Airbnb to bridge the gap and it has been wonderful. I already work 65 hours every week, so it has given me another opportunity to earn money without getting another job. It has been extremely helpful in paying for the increased college expenses and our medical and rising insurance prices. Please keep it a viable option for me.