Workshops on wheels: how tech is enabling the rise of the mobile artisan

In his TED Talk “The single biggest reason why start-ups succeed”, entrepreneur and VC, Bill Gross argues that ‘timing’ is the answer. Market readiness, he says, is fundamentally the difference between success and failure in the start-up world.
In recent years independent artisans, professionals ranging from pool maintenance to plumbing, have struggled to shrug the label of “white van man”. Rightly or wrongly, the label has become synonymous with a reputation for being unethical, poor at administration, lacking in business acumen and frankly, unreliable.
That was all until the tech industry decided to make mobile services sexy with […]